It’s Monday September 29th, What Are You Reading?


You probably remember the cover of A Brief History of Seven Killings from last week and I hope you’re ready to see it a few more times. It’s been a great read so far, but between the attention it demands and its 700+ page count, I think it’s going to take me quite a while. Thankfully, Hannah Pittard’s Reunion is a slimmer, slightly lighter read to break things up a bit. I’ve also been reading a digital copy of The Birth of the Pill by Jonathan Eig in small spurts, though now I’m waiting on a new e-reader!

After my post about my e-reading woes, I threw my Nook up on Ebay and and bought a Kobo Glo, which should be here any day. I switched to using the Kobo app on my phone and and really like the features (I figured out sideloading via Dropbox and it’s super easy!), so I’m pretty excited.

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

  • The Birth of the Pill totally sounds like one April would be interested in, doesn’t it?
    I didn’t realize Seven Killings was such a chunkster (or if I did, I forgot). Glad to hear it’s been great so far!

    • I didn’t realize it was so huge, either, even though I have a paper copy! I think the pages are really densely packed because it definitely doesn’t look that long.

  • Kathryn Trask

    Hope you enjoy your new Kobo when it arrives -always exciting to change it up and try something different.

  • I’ve come back to A Very Long Engagement, hoping I can get it finished this week. Happy reading :)

    • I’m excited to see what you end up thinking! I read it such a long time ago, I think I’ve forgotten so much.

  • Rhiannon Johnson

    I’m excited to read The Birth of the Pill. Eig is speaking at a festival near me next month. I’m hoping to also land an interview with him.

  • debnance

    Hope you like your new e-reader!

    Here’s my It’s Monday!

  • Congrats on your new e-reader! I just requested Reunion on NetGalley – on the surface, it sounds a bit like This is Where I Leave You. But, I’m trying it out as a candidate for my Under 300 Pages list.

    • I haven’t read This is Where I Leave You, but the voice in Reunion is pretty broken and funny at the same time – I’m really liking it.

  • I’ve gone back and forth about requesting Reunion . . . Like Sarah, I was thinking it sounded an awful lot like This is Where I Leave You! Interested to hear what you think.

    • I haven’t read This is Where I Leave You, so I can’t really compare, but I’m enjoying Reunion quite a bit!

  • Brief History came in my mailbox a little bit ago. (I love the cover!) I’m being a big chicken about starting it though. I never used to let page counts get to me. Nowadays I feel like it’s too big of a commitment? Or something? #bloggingwoes ;)

    I hope you enjoy your new Glo! New toys are awesome.

  • JoAnn @ Lakeside Musing

    Can’t wait to hear what you think of the Kobo Glo. My mom’s kindle paperwhite died last week. I’ll probably give her mine and upgrade… maybe the new kindle voyage?

    • It just came today! So far I’m really impressed, my only complaint is that locations in sideloaded (non-purchased books, ie. eARCS) don’t sync between the Android app and Glo, which I thought they did.

  • I am a devoted user of my Kindle. I am starting to prefer ebooks to print books for most of my reviewing. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  • I have a Nook HD. That way I can do both epub and Kindle on the same device. Love it. I hope you love your Kobo.

    • I actually had a Nook HD+ that I just traded down from…the tablet just wasn’t working for me. I’m excited to see how going back to a dedicated e-reader treats me ;)

  • I’ve had the same book on my currently reading list since April. (It’s over 7000 pages long so it’s taking a while to get through.)

  • I imagine I am missing out on quite a bit because I boycott ebooks. LOL

    Guy Vestal @ Counter Culture Critic

  • It’s Monday, and I’m finishing off Em and the Big Hoom! That was your recommendation, wasn’t it? Cause it’s really good so far.

  • Lindsey Stefan

    A short book always helps to break up those long reads. Have a great week Shannon, and I hope you enjoy all of your books!

  • AnnabelSmith

    I ripped through Edan Lepucki’s California yesterday – it was a great read although I’m not quite sure what to make of the ending.