Monday, June 18, 2012

It's Monday

It's Monday, What are you Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila of Book Journey.
It's fun to see what everyone is up to in their reading lives.
I like to add to my TBR list!

We made a quick trip to Reno for the weekend and had a great time catching up with family

I had a gift certificate for Barnes and Noble  (I shop all things books and  I try to do Independent book sellers most of the time, but I confess to  using B&N and Amazon at times) left over from was one I bought to give as a gift, but decided to use it on ME!
I had wanted to get:
The Night Circus
The Homecoming of Samuel Lake

Interestingly, they did not have these two books, instead I got:

The Shoemaker's Wife

The Fault in Our Stars

It's  SO EXCITING every time I get a new book!!
I put them on my TBR shelf and hope to get to them soon, but what am I reading THIS Monday?
I am trying to finish up:

It is the choice for the Library Book Club this month and we meet tomorrow night.  I am half way thru it.  Listening to it on audio, and am enjoying it.  I should be able to finish it up, it's a short book, less than  300 pages.

And this is embarrassing because I have to read this for bookclub, but  (sigh)  50 Shades of Grey.  I'm  halfway thru it.  It's not my cup of tea.  I can tell for most serious book bloggers, it's not their's either, as I have seen no posts about it.  
I read a quote this morning by Nora Ephron talking about the book, The Fountain Head, which I haven't read, but maybe will some day, and she said
it is better read when one is young enough to miss the point. Otherwise, one cannot help thinking it is a very silly book.”

THAT'S how I feel about  50 Shades.  It's a very silly book.  And I can only wonder how people are loving it.  And buying it.  And I just perpetuated it's popularity by purchasing it for bookclub.

Dang it.

Altho, I do have to say, that I plan on reading Tess of the  d'Urbervilles,  which is considered an important part of English Literature.  Because of  50 Shades, I am now intrigued with Tess.
And I have discovered  the music of  Thomas Tallis  (now on my Pandora line-up of stations, along with Led Zeppelin, George Jones, the Beatles, Red Hot Chili Peppers and James  Taylor), so I guess 50 Shades did serve a good deed in my life.
As for enriching my literary life tho....nah,  it's just a silly little book. 


bermudaonion said...

A trip is not complete without a little book shopping. I think you'll love The Shoemaker's Wife!

Shelleyrae @ Book'd out said...

50 Shades is not for me either
Wishing you a great reading week

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Lindsey said...

Congrats on your new books! I bought myself a few new ones w Christmas gift cards as well. I am still holding on to one from my birthday in April though! I think I have to make some more progress on my tbr shelf before I buy anything else. :)
Have a great week!

teresa said...

great list! i'll be sure to add them to my list. i haven't read 50 Shades, but knowing what it's about, i'm bummed that it's such a big seller. there is way too much amazing literature out there for 50 Shades to be so popular.

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