Sunday, May 2, 2010

It's a new month as well as a Monday. What are you reading??

Hey, it's a new month and a new week! Now if it'd only be nice enough outside to maybe venture out occasionally it'd be a happy ending all way round! I swear I've never been this cold...brrrr. Check out what others are reading here.

This time of year my reading usually slows, not increases, again blame the weather and my anxious gardening fingers need something to do, so, why not turn pages instead I say.

I just finished:
Angelology by Danielle Trussoni.
Excellent haunting, brooding sort of book.

Sunshine by Robin McKinley
A fun vampire read where the vampires aren't really that nice., or attractive. Holy cow they were actually scary! What a concept.

We discussed The Help by Kathryn Stockett at book club. Another excellent book that took me back to a time period we must never forget.

I'm currently reading:
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
I'm liking this one more than I thought I would, and I saw the end of Hamlet the other night on PBS. The cornucopia of death scene. Got the tragedical juices flowing anyway. Can't wait for that to happen here...I guess..

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Graham-Smith
I liked his P&P&Z version, and this one is supposed to be better. Real photos this time! At least, they look real. Those damn vampires..

Abigail Adams by Woody Holton
In case you didn't know, Abigail was a 1776 feminist! There's Joan of Arc, then there's her.

Women and Authority: Re-emerging Mormon Feminism edited my Maxine Hanks
Stephanie and I are reviewing and leading discussions on these essays for a friend of ours who has a blog feministMormonhousewives. We're only just starting. It will probably be a summer long project.

So what are you reading? And, how do you keep your hands warm after they develop the pallor of a corpse? Just wonderin'.


Jennifer said...

Excellent choices for the pst week and this week. I have been wanting to read Angelology. I am sorry you are cold, it is currently 80 here and I have the A/C on. Have a wonderful week reading and I do hope you warm up. If you get a moment, my Monday:

Lula O said...

Ooooo, you live someplace warm? I am soooo jealous right now. This place is driving me freaking nuts! I've got to get out..but how, maybe I could run away like that crazy woman who left her family and tried to fake her death.. hmm..
thanks for commenting before I run away..;)

Tanja said...

East of Eden- has pretty much everything in it. I only have 150 pages left.

2nd Fablehaven-fun read. I started reading the first again to my children and they love them.

I am going somewhere warm this week and so I will be reading Sunshine- I love vampires, always have. Dracula and all the dark stuff is right up my ally.

I might start the Heretics Daughter-Salem witch trials and the such. Another dark part of the world that I like to read.
I want to read Angelology if I get my hands on a copy.

I would love to read Abigail Adams. I really like that old lady.

I know how you feel about the cold never going away. It is worse here and if I see anymore snow I think I might need to be commited

Sharla said...

Looks like I clicked on the right site. :) What a great list.

I've been wanting to read Angelology because I've heard so many good things.

Loved Loved The Help. I'm hoping to go to a book signing of Kathryn Stockett's later this week.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is my book club's pick for June. Can't wait to read it!

I didn't know Abigail Adams was a feminist. Cool!

I also love Feminist Mormon Housewives. Can't wait to read your thoughts on these essays.

Happy reading and blogging.

Here is what I'm reading:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

You have fantastic reads going on here. Angelogy is one I think sounds good and so does The Story of Edgar Sawtelle.

I loved The Help.

I hope your weather clears up. Ours has been awful here too the last four days. I am tired of cold and rain.

Have a great week :)

Lula O said...

Tanja -
I've been wanting to read East of Eden for a while now. I'm holding out for your review of it...please, oh please..

And one thing about Sunshine, at first it comes across as young adult. It's not. Just so ya know.

Where are you going that's warmer than Utah? Headed south to the family condo? Drat, drat...

Sharla -
A book signing! How cool is that. I've heard she had a hard time finding a publisher for this one. Can you believe it? It's been in the top ten for weeks.

I'm really looking forward to The Vampire Hunter as well. My life needs more sarcasm in it.

fMh is a great site isn't it! I'm learning a lot from researching those essays as you must be prepared for anything over there.

And great blog/website by the way. Thanks for your comments!

Sheila -
Angelology is a good one. I've heard it compared to The Historian, but I've yet to read that one. It didn't seem as long as The Historian looks anyway.

Edgar Sawtelle is also very long. I'm about a third of the way through and it's taken me a while to get there. But I'm liking it better than I thought I would. Hamlet is one of my favorite plays.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stephanie said...

Ditto on the Edgar Sawtelle and Women & Authority. (Are we spending too much time together, Lula? :p)

I'm also reading Before the Big Bang: The Prehistory of Our Universe. It's making me feel stupid.