Monday, January 30, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? January 30

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila of One Peson's Journey Through A World Of Books. It's a great way to keep up with your reading, and to try and keep what you're reading and want to read each week in some kind of order.

Last week I read:
Unnatural Issue by Mercedes Lackey. Fiction, Fantasy. The most recent book in the Elemental Masters series. Beyond those dry facts, I found this to be one of the better books in the series.

Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of The American Dream by Barbara Ehrenreich. Non fiction, business, community and culture. I found this to be an interesting, funny but at the same time, disheartening read. It's also a fairly quick read.

I'm currently reading:
40 Years Of Queen by Harry Doherty, Brian May and Roger Taylor. Non Fiction, Biography. A wonderfully illustrated history of one of my favourite rock bands. This was a nice surprise under the Christmas tree this year. It's filled with little bits of trivia, letters etc. The kind of book that's got pockets and things to take out and look at. I'm loving it, though there are times when I wish they'd go into more depth. Still, it's making me go "I didn't know about that album" quite a bit.

A Great And Terrible King: Edward I and The Forging Of Britain by Marc Morris. Non Fiction, History, Biography. I picked up this book a few weeks ago because I finally watched Braveheart and wanted to find out more about the time period and the great figures. I've only just started the read, but I'm finding the book well written and most engaging. I've ended up pulling out a notepad and paper while I'm reading to jot down little facts and tidbits that capture my interest and imagination. To be honest, it's slow going, just because I'm reading it that way.

Silver Gryphon by Mercedes Lackey. Fiction, Fantasy. The third book in the Mage Wars trilogy, following on Black Gryphon and White Gryphon.

By Fire And Water by Mitchell James Kaplan. Fiction, Historical Fiction. I'm enjoying this book, but to be honest, I'm finding it to be slower going than I thought. Despite that, I find the characters to be well done and the settings vividly described.

Eve by Anna Carey. Fiction, Teen. This one looked interesting, and the story is interesting, yet I'm having trouble getting into it now. It's a teen book, and I'd have to say, teens or older only, given some of the story points.

I want to read:
Tortall and Other Lands by Tamora Pierce. Fiction, Fantasy, Children's, Short Stories. A collection of the various short stories she's written set in the world of the Alanna series. This one I have to get to as I borrowed it from the library.
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