What are you reading the week of May 18- 24?

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What are you reading the week of May 18- 24?
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Sun, 05-18-2014 - 10:51am

What are you reading, will you read this week?

Are you looking forward eargerly to some books that are coming out soon, or coming out later this year? Are there some books you plan to read this summer?

And, what did you read last week, since this question didn't get asked then?

Happy Reading, Julia

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I ended up reading the four stories / novellas in the Summer Falls book, a Doctor Who- related collection. One story is from Amy Pnd's POV, another from Melody Malone-- a River Song character. The third is about Vastra, Strax and Jenny three who solve mysteries with the Doctor, sometimes. The fourth is a charming interview with an aging Amelia Williams and her husband, Rory.

I read the three novellas about the Doctors I know best in Eleven Doctors, Eleven Stories. Those were fun!

Now I'm eading the most recent Mercy Thompson book, which my Library had, Night Broken.

Julia

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 I stopped in at the library and picked up Death Come Quickly by Susan Wittig Albert and  Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy. I'll start one of them this weekend.

 Kathie

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Fri, 05-23-2014 - 11:40am

I've just started The Bishop's Man by Linden MacIntyre, (2009),  a  wpseinner of the (Canadian) Giller Prize.

Dean Koontz's Odd Apocolypse was interesting but I don't know if I would have liked it much if I hadn't read other Odd Thomas books.  I'll probably try to find Deeply Odd at the library to see how far Koontz can take this character.

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I'm re-reading The Twilight Saga. It's been awhile. :) 
 

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Last week I read "The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch" by Philip K. Dick. After seeing The  Simpsons Lego episode, in which Lisa asked for a "Perky Patty's Princess Shop" set, I reread P.K. Dick/s wonderful short story "The Days of Perky Pat". That Simpsons episode clearly referenced not only the Perky Pat game, but the whole theme of the story, the necessity of change and growth.   The Three Stigmata was written shortly after the Perky Pat story, and includes the Perky Pat game as an essential part of the culture of settlers on Mars. Reading it was a mind-bending experience of questioning the nature of existence, reality, and God. It 's now one of my favourite PKD novels.

Now I'm reading Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz.. I haven't read enough yet to form an opinion on the book as a whole, but it's holding my interest.

I rarely plan to read a particular book, so I don't know what will be next. It depends what I feel like reading at the time, or what title pops  out at me in the library or on my shelves.

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 Last week I read Second Honeymoon by James Patterson, Gingerbread Murder by Joanne Fluke and started Outlander by Diana Gabaldon as my commute read. I read the first 3 in the series years ago so I thought that I should start again. I downloaded the first 8 as a bundle so I'll be reading these for quite a while.

 This week I'm going to read Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy, Death Comes Quickly by Susan Wittig Albert and Unlucky 13 are all listed at the library as newly acquired so I may get some of these soon.

 This time of year seems to be when my favourite authors publish books. I'm looking forward to The Dead Will Tell by Linda Castillo, Remains of Innocence by J.A. Jance, Top Secret Twenty-one by Janet Evanovich, Murder 101 by Faye Kellerman, and two of my favourite authors -To Dwell In Darkness by Deborah Crombie and Long Way Home by Louise Penny.

 Kathie

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Answering my own questions, cuz that's how I roll:

I've got very few pages left of Summer Falls and other Stories by Amelia Williams, who is a fictional character aka Amy Pond in the Doctor Who universe. This includes a story/ novella about Amy & the Doctor, masquering as a children's book, a mystery with Melody Malone aka River Song and a mystery with The Great Detective aka Vastra, Jenny & Strax.

Next up is a short story or two from Eleven Doctors, Eleven Stories, also about Doctor Who.

After that probably The Time Fetch by Amy Herrick, because it's from the library.

This week my RL book club is getting together to discuss Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. I'm giving out 18 copies for World Book Night-- yes, it was last month, at a event on Saturday, that will have people coming to my community from all over the country and world. 

I'm looking forward to the new Monument 14 book, that came out last week, or something, there's a new book in The Ashen Winter series coming out this spring, and a new book in the series about Mercedes  ___, -- is it Thompson?-- by Patricia Briggs. She's the automotove mechanic who turns into a coyote and her boyfriend is a werewolf Alpha. No idea what I'm reading this summer. I buy books, get books from the library and read them... And this week I put some short stories by some of my favorite writers on the Kindle I share with my husband, and he pretty exclusively uses.

The only book I finished last week was The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. I liked it a lot! Another question: is it chick lit if the main character's a guy and the author's a guy and it's primarily a love story? I should post my thoughts about it here...

Julia