Monday, August 31, 2009

What are you reading Monday?

It's Monday!
JKaye has created a weekly meme that asks: What are you reading this week? is a weekly event to celebrate what we are reading for the week as well as books completed the previous week. Feel free to pile on a little extra.

Last week I didn't get a single book read. The horror!! Every time I attempted to read something I fell asleep. The books I wanted to read were:

Dead Until Dark, What Would Jane Austen Do? and How to Knit a Wild Bikini. It's been so long since I've attempted to read Sookie Stackhouse #1, that I'm going to have to read it from the beginning when I finally do get to it. I decided to wait to read What Would Jane Austen Do? until I finished re-reading Pride and Prejudice. How to Knit a Wild Bikini was really disappointing. It looked like so a feel-good chick lit romance type of book. The female lead was so unlikable that I started skimming the book around page 40-and I don't believe in skimming! Around page 120 I finally gave up. I just couldn't force myself to read any more.

Hopefully I'll have better luck with reading then I have the last two weeks!

Books I plan on reading are:

Pride and Prejudice (I'm already 160 pages in. It is such a delight to re-read this again after the Bikini nightmare-which oddly enough, referenced Jane Austen in a line. (I'm finding references to her everywhere these days!)

The Darkest Night
by Gena Showalter (Lords of the Underworld #1) This is a re-read. I just received The Darkest Kiss and The Darkest Whisper from Amazon and want to brush up on the original book before I delve into these two books. I hope I enjoy the book as much I did the first time I read it.

I do have one question for everyone: How do you keep track of where you found what book? Do you keep them in a word file, or just hope you remember them? I never thought I would discover so many great books, and I feel bad not crediting people for opening my eyes to the fact that the book they reviewed existed. :)

You might have noticed I changed my background again. I'm one of those people who is never quite satisfied with their look for very long. I really need to learn how to do html! I loved my last look, but found unless you had a flatscreen monitor, you couldn't see the entire design. I have one at work, and not at home so that was driving me crazy!
Edit: I've noticed that the current design doesn't view well on a flat screen monitor-so I'm still working on this. :)