April 2014 ReadaThing : What will you be reading?
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I'll be trying to read one of my Early Reviewer books that is long overdue to be reviewed.
I'll also be working on my Simone deBeauvoir project: the recent unabridged translation of The Second Sex.
I also am several cantos behind in the "Read a Canto a Week of Dante's Inferno" project that's been going on at the Paris Review.
for the latest, or
for the explanation of how this started.
Some potential books (if I haven't read them by the 6th) are:-
Perfect Lies by Kiersten White (Mind Games #2)
The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey #4)
A Beautiful Wedding by Jamie McGuire (Beautiful #2.5)
Louise Cooper, Lord of No Time (reread)
Sharon Shinn, Jenna Starborn (recently acquired from wishlist)
Melisa Michaels, Far Harbor (recently acquired from wishlist)
Samuel Delany, The Ballad of Beta-2 (mount tbr)
Sheila Finch, The Garden of the Shaped (mount tbr)
Midori Snyder, Soulstring (mount tbr)
Valerie J. Freireich, Becoming Human (mount tbr)
Or, if my Abebooks order all full of books from my wishlist gets here in time, perhaps one of:
Beth Hilgartner, A Necklace of Fallen Stars
Delia Sherman, The Porcelain Dove
Peter Beagle, The Innkeeper's Song
Raphael Carter, The Fortunate Fall
Caroline Stevermer, The Serpent's Egg
I would love to read more than one if I get the time- many of these are nice and short!
I have exactly no clue what I'll be reading. Lots still on my currently reading list, but I may have whittled it down by then -
Red Delicious by Kathleen Tierney
Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs edited by Robert T. Garcia
Under the Black Ensign (audiobook) by L. Ron Hubbard
A Red Heart of Memories by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
On My Lady's Honor by Kate Silver
a couple library books:
The Hostage Prince by Jane Yolen
The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker
and if I have a good chunk of time free:
Half-Off Armageddon by Seanan McGuire.
I've tried to read hers in normal chunks - I tend to find myself very short of sleep the next day. So that one only if I can start it reasonably early in the day.
Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn (if this isn't already finished)
Thud! by Terry Pratchett (as above with regards to finishing)
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
The Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
The Heritage of Hastur by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Depending on progress through this list there are some others that tempt including the Gregor the Overlander series (The Underland Chronicles?) by Suzanne Collins as I've just been loaned the set by a friend and I don't want to hang on to them for too long before starting them for that reason.
No worries jj . . . it takes a villiage to hold a ReadaThing :)
That will be the book I start with. If it's a short book, or it doesn't work out, I'll repeat the process for subsequent reading slots.
Or, I may change my mind entirely, and just keep reading my TBR stack. :)
Just a thought/question (and I'm not sure if this is the place to ask - maybe I should head to see what other threads there are) - does listening to audio books for an hour count towards the ReadaThing? I've been sort of assuming it doesn't but if I can include my audio listening times, I might be able to read for a few more hours over the course of the week. Maybe I could even transfer something to my MP3 and listen while out as well.
The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Palimpsest by Catherynne M. Valente
Spells of Enchantment, ed. Jack Zipes
Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton, a re-read
I'll also read one or more of the following, depending on what I can get from the library in time and what I feel like reading:
The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel (I'm still 39th on the hold list (up from 100th!), so I'm not holding my breath)
Barefoot in Paris by Ina Garten
Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Christmas After All by Kathryn Lasky (It's set in my hometown!)
The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie
O Jerusalem by Laurie R. King (Because I recently watched Lawrence of Arabia)
The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris
Missing by Karin Alvtegen
Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal
I'll likely still be reading The Luminaries and Cockroaches at the beginning of the read-a-thon...then probably There But For The, Everything is Illuminated, and The Redbreast.
edited to add: no, I've changed my mind. Went to put away the last book I finished and discovered that I have the next in the series, and I've never read it (one of many inherited from my mum when she moved). New choice is The Cretan Counterfeit by Katharine Farrer. Will go back to Summertide later.