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.


  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.

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

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  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

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

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

    A Tapestry of Words


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