Monday, 14 July 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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Its Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme run by Book Journey and you can mention books you've just finished, are currently reading and any you plan to read this week. You can leave a link to your blog and read other bloggers posts.

 

Big Stone GapThe Honk and Holler Opening SoonI haven't been reading as much as I normally do recently. As I mentioned in last week's post I gave up on a book and this week after finishing The Honk And The Holler Opening Soon (which I enjoyed) I wasn't sure what to start next. I was going to take a few days break when I remembered I had Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani sitting on my shelf, picked it up to read a few pages and loved it so carried on. I'm taking my time reading it and not forcing myself to get it finished quickly, I often get through at least two novels a week and I think I subconsciously put myself under pressure to continue with this. It can very occasionally make reading feel like a chore rather than a pleasurable activity. I've also stopped requesting ARCs for the time being for exactly he same reason. I want to read and enjoy a book without having to think what I'm going to say about it, if I want to review one great but if not I won't have to.

 

I've been busy as well because my youngest daughter had her 10th birthday, where has the time gone! She was very excited and we had a great week which included a meal out at a restaurant of her choice.

 


 

5 comments:

  1. Big Stone Gap is a perfect read for someone who loved Honk and Holler. And a great summer read, too, I think!

    Here's my It's Monday!

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  2. I enjoyed both of those books as well,

    Have a great reading week,

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  3. I've not read either of these. I like the thought of reading slowly and savoring a book. I feel like I'm gulping them down this summer. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  4. I've read so many people who loved Big Stone Gap! I've only read her book The Supreme Macaroni Company, so I might have to give that one a try. :)

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  5. The Honk and Holler is Opening Soon looks like a good read. I enjoyed Places in the Heart by the same author.

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