Currently Reading

I’ve finished a couple of books so currently I’ve only got one book going. Can you believe that? Just last week I think I was juggling six books. Anyway, I’ll have to tell you about those books soon.

One book I didn’t finish though was The Seville Communion. I tried. Normally I know within the first 30 or 40 pages if this is a book I want to continue reading but I got up to page 70 on this one and just lost all interest. I don’t know if it was also partly due to the fact that this was one of the six books I was juggling and the pacing of this seemed so much slower than the others that I just lost interest. So it goes back on my shelf and maybe I’ll give it another try later.

For now, I’ve have to amend two of my challenge lists which that book was supposed to be a part of. So for my What’s in a Name Challenge I’ve now chosen The Glimmer Palace by Beatrice Colin (a book with a name of a place), and for the Orbis Terrarum Challenge I’ve chosen The Book of Chameleons by Jose Eduardo Agualusa, a book set in Angola by an Angolan writer.

And, of course because I’m only reading one book currently (which I should be finishing soon) I feel like starting a bunch of new books. Oh the possibilities of good stories to be found! So here are the books that I’m leaning towards starting tonight, tomorrow…

  • The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier. This is a Year of Reading Dangerously challenge selection, and am I so behind on this challenge! This is one of those books that seems to always come up when reading about banned books so of course I want to read it. heh.
  • Mercy Street by Mariah Stewart. She has a lot of books out and I’ve always wanted to read one. I was lucky enough to get this one as an ARC so I’m looking forward to it.
  • The Wise Woman by Philippa Gregory.
  • Lady of Quality by Georgette Heyer.

Well, I hope the next new book will be a good one.

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