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It’s MONDAY People, What are you Reading?

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Every new week brings new excitement of reading books. Reading books help us to tolerate and survive the dullness and stress of the week. Since it’s Monday, my readers, what are you reading?

I am Currently ReadingΒ Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert.

 

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66 thoughts on “It’s MONDAY People, What are you Reading?”

    1. Well, I think schools don’t concentrate on the real education that one should get. From time to time, I try to find read books on the topics which I feel I should have learned at school. Good to see I am not alone πŸ™‚ Happy Reading!

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  1. I seem to be mopping up the ends of lots of books i began since the beginning of the year. I haven’t added anything new to my list, but i am sure that by the end of the month i will have done so. Right now i am reading; Teach us to sit still by Tim Parks and ‘We are not ourselves’ by Matthew Thomas, which is a pre-release from Netgalley – half way through and first thoughts are – long winded and takes too long to get to the start of the story! Trying to get the end but we shall see!

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      1. Sometimes netgalley is a wonderful thing and sometimes it is just annoying πŸ™‚ but free books are free books and who can argue with that? I understand Tim Parks is also a novelist but this is autobiographical, he writes well and makes me want to read one of his novels although i am concerned i’ll be disappointed – we’ll see!

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    1. WOW! Three books together. I have never tried three at a time. Only two.
      I tried reading Jo Nesbo’s first book in Harry Hole’s series, couldn’t get along with it, but will try again πŸ™‚ Good going, keep reading!

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      1. I usually only have two on the go. One for home, another for my commute but then there’s one that I picked up the other day and didn’t want to wait. I have a serious addiction to books. I’ve learned to not even try reading them in an orderly fashion. I just go with it. πŸ˜„

        I’m curious to know what you didn’t like about Jo Nesbo’s book. I don’t usually read crime novels but I really like his writing. Is it the style of writing that you didn’t like or did you just not connect with the characters?

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      2. Great. I sometimes miss out some books in awe of putting them for later, but certainly I’ll try reading three together!
        I read crime fiction a lot. The characterization in Nesbo’s book was good, but his writing style seemed erratic to me. But, in those days, my mind was somewhere else.Thus, I am going to try hi writings again πŸ™‚

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  2. Just read ‘The Road ‘ by Cormac McCarthy.Wow!!! What an amazing book,that something so truly horrific and nightmarish can be written so beautifully.Harrowing and haunting,very powerful.

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  3. I’m currently reading my first Nora Roberts: Remember When. I’m not actually into romance, but I constantly remind myself to read authors I’ve never read before!

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  4. I’m currently reading “The Silver Chair” by C.S. Lewis. I’ve never read the Chronicles of Narnia before so I’m working through them this month. Maybe children’s books, but still awesome classics πŸ™‚

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  5. I think Madame Bovary is one of the most depressing books I ever read. I say numbed for hours after reading it. I loved her. I can totally understand the frustration of a woman in those times. It’s a great book.
    I’m currently reading ‘Middlemarch’ by George Eliot and A stranger to History’ by Aatish Taseer. Loving the former. The latter is a bit tedious.

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    1. Till now, I’m finding it not that interesting. I just have read the part one. But they are some 90 pages and am not judging it by it. I’ll keep your point in mind while reading it, thanks πŸ™‚
      Middlemarch is on my list for long time. How are you finding it?

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      1. It really catches pace only in the last chapter. But keep pushing along, it has to be read after all. Though after this one I’m no fan of realism. But I do want to read Zola.
        Middlemarch is a delight. One can really feel that the author was such an intelligent person.

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      1. Just started and I think I’ll like it πŸ™‚ Also, I’m reading ‘Such a long journey’ but I guess I’ll put it on back burner for a while

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  6. Is it the first book by Flaubert that you’ve read? What do you think so far?
    I’m officially reading Anna Karenina by Tolstoy but just got distracted by a surreal book called ‘Landscape Painted with Tea’ by Pavic.

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    1. Yes, its the first book of Flaubert I am reading. I have just read the first part, nothing happens much. The story is going on a consistent pace, nothing interesting. But I glanced through the second part and it looks good.
      Have you read it?
      Anna Karenina, how good! That book is on my shelf for more than a year, will have to read it soon πŸ™‚

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  7. I’ve been reading Bob-Lo: An Island In Troubled Waters, by Annessa Carlisle. It’s about the Detroit-area amusement park and the aftermath of the park’s closing in 1993, and it’s really endlessly fascinating for all its slight length.

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  8. I’m currently reading “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)” by Jenny Lawson. I started it yesterday and it’s pretty hilarious.

    By the way, I have no idea how to add italics to a comment like this so I hope my use of quotes doesn’t bother anyone out there too much. lol

    Happy reading, everyone!

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    1. If it’s hilarious then I am surely going to check it out. I haven’t read a hilarious book in long time!
      You cannot add italics to your comments plus quoting is better and no it does not bother me at all, I feel πŸ™‚

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      1. Oh, okay, good to know! πŸ™‚ She lets you know early on that you may get offended with something she says in the book, but, all in all, I’m sure I’ll be able to laugh right along with her. I tried searching the local libraries’ catalogs for “Hear the Wind Sing” without any luck so it looks like I’ll be looking for an alternative way to read it. It sounds like an interesting and enjoyable read though! If you do read, “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened,” you’ll have to let me know how you liked it.

        It’s definitely different than I’ve ever read. The author is actually a blogger herself here on WordPress.

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