04 February 2011

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop


Thanks Crazy-For-Books, for this week's question:


 "What are you reading now and why are you reading it?"

I usually read three books at a time from three different categories: Literary Fiction, Nonfiction and YA.

Right now I am reading: 


 I am reading Karen Russell's Swamplandia, because it sounded exactly like the sort of thing I would like: quirky, unique plot, Gothic elements.  And then the publisher was kind enough to provide a lovely finished copy (the book just came out this week).  So far, I am not disappointed at all; I am loving the book.

I am reading Jennifer Donnolly's Revolution because I have heard good things about it from other bloggers and because I was intrigued by the book's trailer.  So far, I have enjoyed reading about the narrator's life as a teenager in New York, and I am excited to read more about her experience in Paris.

I am reading Mira Bartok's, The Memory Palace, because, again, I received it from the publisher.  I read a review of this one in the New York Times and it peaked my interest because of the subject matter: narrator with a schizophrenic mother experiences her own brain trauma and explores the significance of memory.  It has also been quite a while since I read a memoir, so I was due.
 

5 comments:

  1. I enjoyed Revolution quite a bit, and Donelly's earlier book, A Northern Light, even more. I've just started to hear about Swamplandia. I'll be curious to know what you think about it when you're finished.

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  2. Hi
    Just hopping by and following through!
    All three look very interesting!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out
    www.bookdout.wordpress.com

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  3. Wow - I don't know how you keep up with three at a time, and from three different genres. Your books look really interesting, though.

    I'm a new follower. :)

    Reading Lark's Blog Hop

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  4. Hopping through. I'm reading Revolution now too. I'm early in, but I really like the voice.
    My Hop

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  5. Hopping on by! I haven't read Revolution yet but I do keep hearing good things about it. Hope you enjoy! :)

    Danya
    A Tapestry of Words

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