Bookworm Judie

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila of Book Journey.   This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

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I am happy to still be home when most of the Philippine work force (and schools, too) are back to usual business. This means I get extra more time to read. I am happy that I finished two books already, owing it to the long holiday break.

KokoroToday, I am reading Kokoro by Natsume Soseki, as translated by Edward McCellan, on S. Eloise (what will be the official name of my Paperwhite, hahaha). I am on the 28th of its 110 chapters and I’m loving it. I didn’t know anything at all about the book when I started it, so maybe that’s why page after page, I’m getting hooked. Basically it’s the friendship that developed between a young Japanese student and a man he’s so fascinated with whom he decided to call Sensei. It was a random meeting and in each chapter we are treated to how their friendship developed. The student who at present narration is now himself an older man, narrates what happened between meeting Sensei up until his death which will unfold in later chapters. Somehow I like this because I already know the beginning and the end and I’m simply watching out for the rich chronicling of what happened in between.

What are you reading this Monday?

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Bookworm Judie

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (3)

It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila of Book Journey.   This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

It’s been a while since I posted here, and what better way to return than sharing what I’m reading to kick the week off.

I am mid-way through Rebel Angels, the second book in Libba Bray‘s Gemma Doyle trilogy.  I finished re-reading the first book, A Great and Terrible Beauty, which I have read six years ago, yet vaguely remember what it is about.  Yes, I’m that terrible a reader!   Anyway, Gemma and her band of friends are back, two months after the events in the exclusive Spence Academy for Girls.  It’s the holidays and even if they were given time to get out of the halls of Spence, adventures, magic, and mayhem are still following them, particularly Gemma.  I am enjoying the read so far, because characters present in the first volume are being fleshed out here.  I hope to finish it soon.

What about you, what are you reading today?

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Bookworm Judie

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (2)

It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila of Book Journey.   This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

I am halfway through a doorstopper, Nightmares and Dreamscapes, by one of my favorite authors, Stephen King.  I started it last Thursday and I was able to squeeze a few times to read a story or two.  It’s a collection of short stories which are creepy and horrific in their own ways.  I have breezed through around 12 short stories already.  Some stood out, while some are just so-so.  Not to spoil it, but let me just say, moving inanimate objects in a story make my reading more pleasurable.

What are you reading today?

For other It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading? posts, visit Book Journey.

Bookworm Judie

It’s Monday! What are you reading? (1)

It is my first time to join It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading?, a meme hosted by Sheila of Book Journey.   This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

 

My friends know this about me: I have a penchant for starting to read books and I am terrible in finishing them.  It will explain why my TBR pile is a super pile (you know, in a happy kind of way!  It means I will never run out of books to read!).  Anyway, last week, I dabbled into I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella.  It’s an ARC I found in Booksale.  Reading Kinsella has always been a breeze.  I’m enjoying the book as like her other books, it’s like a 45-minute standalone romantic comedy TV show.  However, as you know, my attention span is short, so I’m still on it.  I’m down to my last two chapters though.

Finally, one book I successfully closed!  After six months, I found closure on The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz.  It’s a rich story of the political landscape of the Dominican Republic, made equally interesting by the colorful lives of the characters.  It’s like a slightly dark version of Arturo Perez-Reverte’s The Queen of the South.  I loved it.

 

For today, I am reading Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith.  Its film version opened in Philippine theaters last Wednesday, and I told myself that I will not watch it until I have read the book where it was based from. So I endeavor to finish it before the movie gets pulled out in movie houses…and I’ll finish I’ve Got Your Number, too!

In addition, I’m a commuter so to and from work, to kill time while stuck in traffic on a jeepney, I chose The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan as my travel companion.  With the morning and early dusk rush hour traffic I endure everyday, I will finish this book soon.  I’m targeting the end of this work week as well . 🙂

What about you, what are you reading this week?