Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Reads - 12th Edition

Well, September ended up being a disorganized month. I am hoping that October goes a bit better. There are so many things I want do and I didn't really accomplish anything. It didn't really help I hardly had any time to read today at all, so that sort of killed my hopes of a good reading month in the end. I have a few books close to being completed, but they will have to wait until October now.

This Week I am Reading:

Blameless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel - Volume 3 by Gail Carriger - I really enjoy this series so far, so I am happy that my library bought this book and the 4th volume after I requested it. This book is good so far and I am looking forward to seeing how everything plays out.

Down the Mysterly River by Bill Willingham - This is a perfect example of my reading lately. This book isn't even really all that long and I am still reading it!

The Butterfly Cabinet by Bernie McGill - This book isn't grabbing me yet, so I am not sure if I will continue with it or not. It might just not be the right time for it.

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins - This will be on here for a while. It isn't that I am not enjoying it. It is simply that I am having a hard time concentrating on books lately. I am worried this is doing the book a disservice.

Dracula by Bram Stoker - I also have this book on the go. I am actually enjoying it so far, but I am not rushing it.

Short Story Collections:

Fragile Things and Jane Austen Made Me Do It are still on-going.

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle - I received a review copy of this with a new cover, so I thought I would give it a read. I read a couple of the other books in the series earlier in the year, so I am looking forward to carrying on.

What have you been reading lately? I am a bit behind on reading blogs, but I have my library pile down to a manageable level. This means I will probably start requesting books again and recommendations are always nice!


  1. Anonymous11:35 PM

    Dracula is probably my favorite book of all time! I really want to read The Woman in White sometime.

  2. I still need to get my hands on the Carriger novels, I've head some good things about them. Dracula, as expected is a timeless classic :D Good set of reads you got there :)

  3. i'm having a very difficult time reading right now..but almost done with What Alice Knew and thinking on Plucker by Brom next

  4. My favorite Carriger novel was the first one, but I look forward to the 4th in this series.

    I love the title and the cover for The Butterfly Cabinet, but there is that thing about reading the right book at the right time. Or the wrong time. :)

    Love Dracula and The Woman in White--always.

  5. I really enjoyed Blameless (and the entire series) so I can't wait to hear your thoughts on this one when you finish. I ended up enjoying The Butterfly Cabinet when I read it but it isn't a fast-paced book by any means. The Woman in White was also a slower read for me. Hope you end up enjoying some of these :)

  6. **celwerdblog: I am really enjoying Dracula so far. This reminds me I need to recharge my e-reader so I can carry on with it!

    **Jamie: I really enjoyed the first two Carriger novels. I hope you enjoy them, too!

    **Pat: I have read too many good books lately, I think. I am having a hard time settling on anything...

    **jenclair: My favourite Carriger so far was the first one, too.

    I am hoping The Butterfly Cabinet starts working for me soon...

    I am really enjoying both Dracula and The Woman in White!

    **samantha: I am really enjoying Carriger's books so far. I look forward to finishing this one and starting in on the next one. I am hoping to enjoy The Butterfly Cabinet and The Woman in White as well.

  7. Anonymous10:40 PM

    Sorry "The Butterfly Cabinet" isn't grabbing you. I always thought the book looked pretty interesting.

  8. **thecheapreader: It just has a slow start. I think it will probably be better once it gets going, but I haven't had a lot of time to get back to it...


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