Monday, May 23, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a bookish meme hosted by Book Journey. It's where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It's a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list. So hop on over via the link above and join in...and leave a comment here so I can check out what you are reading.

Books Read Last Week (click on titles for review):
Not one single thing. Can that really be true???? 'Fraid so. I have been struggling mightily with Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne all week. If I hadn't put this one down for so many challenges and determined that I would finally finish the darn thing (this is my third attempt), it would have gone out the window long ago.

Currently Reading:
Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne: is narrated by the title character in a series of digressions and interruptions that purportedly show the "life and opinions" — part of the novel's full title — of Tristram. Composed of nine "Books" originally published between 1759-1767, the novel has more to do with Shandy family members and their foibles and history than it seemingly does with Tristram himself. However, it is through Tristram's relating the actions, beliefs, and opinions of his family members — primarily his father, Walter Shandy, and his paternal Uncle Toby — that the reader gets a clearer picture of Tristram's character.

Books that spark my interest:
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
The Bloody Wood by Michael Innes
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Howards End is on the Landing by Susan Hill
The Religious Body by Catherine Aird
The Highly Effective Detective by Richard Yancey


dollycas aka Lori said...

We all have weeks like that, it happens! I project not much reading will get done here the week of June 6 as our youngest graduates high school on the 11th.

Julie said...

This title would definitely be a difficult one to get through; I'd probably alternate it with a lighter read to break it up.

S (Book Purring) said...

The Thirteen Tale sparks my interest too, call me shallow but I really like the cover :)

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Cate @ The Blonde Diaries said...

I hate books that are so long and drag out but must continue as you have vested too much time into them. I felt the same way about Vanity Fair when I read it - took 3 months - but in the end I really liked the book. Hope yours picks up soon.

Nise' said...

You will love The Thirteenth Tale!

Carol said...

Good luck with that read.

The Thirteenth Tale was a good read. Different.
I wonder why Diane Setterfield has not written anything since.

Enjoy your week