Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday's Beginnings (10)

This is the beginning of a new week!

So, I am wondering:

Where you are in your books or are you starting a new book for the new week? The beginning of the week always seems to be a great time to start anew. To me it seems to be the way Monday goes is a sign of how the week will follow. Have you been able to get much reading time in today? Or are you going to be rushed all week to get everything into the short 24 hour day?

I am still adding numerous books to my reading list. BUT, this week I think I have only picked up about four books. I have not been here in the blogoblock as much as I normally am. I am behind on my blog reading which could add to the small additions. This is still a wonderous thing! You are all helping to keep me out of trouble and these wonderful authors in work. I am kind of trying to make notes of books to read but the must, must reads are on the top of the list (that is what list these books are on).

I have not finished any books this past week. That is okay, the current book I am reading takes a lot of attention for me to follow the intertwining plots and mysteries of the scheme of things.

Well, for me today: The current book I am reading is (there on my right sidebar) Canticle by Ken Scholes. This is the second book in his series. I am still taking lots of notes and really reading closely on this one. There is so much details and hidden hints to the whole story and series that I love giving my undivided attention to it. I read through to my stopping point, but wont have much time to get to my discussion boards for the book in the evenings, so I think I will pick up another book to read until I can get all my thoughts out of my head on this one (I have a second book on my right sidebar Avempartha by Michael Sullivan). I hope I can get some reading done tonight, I shall see what occurs...

Now... this leaves us with one question left... Where are you?


  1. Hi Melissa! I'm reading two books this week and am about halfway through both of them. Reading Fast Forward during my lunch hour at work, and The Shimmer at home after dinner.

    Don't know if I would have the patience to read Canticle if I had to pay such close attention and take notes. I'm lazy & don't want to have to work that hard! *L*

    Enjoy your books!

  2. I read quite a few books last week. I read Foundation by Mercedes Lackey, both of the Clan novels I picked up, Taken by Norah Mclintock and The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie. I'm getting ready to start a new book tonight

  3. Thanks for that Melissa. No, no new book this week - I'm afraid I'm still trying to plow my way through The Madman's Tale by John Katzenbach.

  4. I am still working my way through Canticle! Halloween is comming up and I must get ready for that, so not much readng time here :)

    Oh and I entered that contest to win Micheal's books so wish me luck! I hope I win them so we can chat about them :)

  5. Alexia - You really don't need to take notes, although there is a LOT happening here in these books. They are really good. I like to take notes for our discussions and speculations over at B&N. These books both sound good. I am looking forward to hearing what you think on The Shimmer.

    Ryan - WOW! You are on a roll this week. Really knocking the books out. I look forward to reading your reviews. I am curious about the Clan novels too.

    Petty Witter - Don't worry. I am stuck in Canticle here for a while now. I have books where I breeze right through then others that seem to take me forever. (More of the times I have the latter of the two.)

    Krista - Yeah, I am trying to get reading done but there is a lot going on to try to sneak reading in. I hope you have fun with Halloween! And the best of luck to you for Michaels books! I really think you will like them. They are quick reads too, at least for me since I couldn't wait to get through the first one.

  6. Hi Mel,

    I actually decided not to do Nano this year. I thought it would add a lot of unnecessary pressures. I've just keep plugging away at my WIP each day. It's been almost a year since I started writing it.

    I haven't read Twilight either -- I picked it up, but did not make it past the first five pages. I might try again at some point.

    As for reading -- I'm almost finished with Sussana Clarke's Jonathon Strange and Mr. Norrell. I have not loved a book this much in ions!




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