Ali here ~
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at The Book Date.Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels or anything in those genres – join them.
WHAT I READ LAST WEEK (since WWW)
Storm and Fury ~ 5 stars; See review HERE.
The Assassin’s Blade ~ 4.5 stars; This was a reread for me.
WHAT I’M READING NOW
I always have an audio, kindle copy, and physical copy I am reading all at once. I listen to the audio while working around the house or driving. I read the physical copy while I’m sitting and taking a break or eating lunch. Then I read my kindle at night in bed. I’m only explaining this because I have people ask me why so many books at once. And to me it’s not really a lot at once. It’s just like watching several different TV shows and having no problem with that. Heir of Fire is my current audio. A Darker Shade of Magic is my current physical copy. And, Engaging Mr. Darcy is my current kindle copy.
On top of my regular reads, I’m reading these three. Anna Karenina and Sense and Sensibility are both group reads. I’m just reading enough to try to stay on pace. Sense and Sensibility is one I’m actually reading as part of two seperate group reads right now, so I’ll be ahead in one of those. But that’s fine because everything will still be fresh enough for me to engage in conversations for both groups.
Harry Potter is one I’m reading aloud to my son. He’s 14 and reads just fine all on his own, but he still loves for me to read aloud to him. I enjoy it, too. We get to have lots of great discussions while we’re reading together! He’s actually the biggest reader of my three children.
WHAT I’M READING NEXT (subject to change)
Jane Austen: A Life From Beginning to End is the only nonfiction piece I’m reading for #janeaustenjuly (or that I have planned at the moment). It’s a very short read, which I planned on purpose. I like nonfiction, but I have to be in the right mood for it, and I’m not right now. So, I chose a short nonfiction that I can read quickly. Chances are, I’ll have it and Engaging Mr. Darcy done today, but I just don’t know what kindle read I’ll start next.
Villette is one I’m reading for both #janeaustenjuly and #Medievalathon and it’s quite long. So, I’m wanting to go ahead and start it because I’m imagining it’ll probably start out slow and it’ll probably take me all month long to trudge through it.