Monday Round Up (01.04.10)
“What are you reading on Mondays” is a weekly event hosted by J. Kaye that lets you share books you’ve read over the past week and books you have coming up.
Since it’s been quite a while since I’ve done one of these (err…over a month), this is going to be more of a monthly round up list.
Books I’ve read since since November 30th:
* Finally finished Watership Down by Richard Adams. Final thoughts can be found here.
* There a Petal Silently Falls by Ch’oe Yun – a thoroughly enjoyable set of three stories originally written in Korean and translated into English.
* A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – mandatory Christmas reading, which I finally read for the first time this year.
* The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini – I didn’t enjoy this one as much as A Thousand Splendid Suns, but still a wonderful, thought-provoking read.
* Those Left Behind (Serenity) by Joss Whedon – this Serenity graphic novel was a Christmas gift to my husband (yes, given by me); was an enjoyable afternoon read, but not extraordinary.
* The Prairie Bridesmaid by Daria Salamon – looked promising, but sadly didn’t live up to my expectations. I may not even do a final post about this one, haven’t decided yet.
* The Third Elevator by Aimee Bender – a very sweet and clever little book.
* Night Runner by Max Turner – my first completed book of 2010! Full post on this one coming soon.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – this one’s going to take me a while, but I’m enjoying it so far.
I went to the library this past week for the first time in ages! And in my search for books I realized they’ve done some rearranging, part of which included an expanded YA section. This will come in super handy for both the YA and Library challenges :)
Mailbox Monday is a weekly event hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.
Over the Christmas break I got one book in the mail and two under the tree.
What are you reading? Have any books made their way into your home this past week (or month)?