It’s Monday, March 30th. What Are You Reading?


What an absolutely, ridiculously glorious lazy weekend. There were pajamas and books and blankets and all was good. I was able to wrap up a bit of work with Bloggiesta and spent a good deal of time reading, which was much needed after feeling a little out of it last week.  I’m enjoying the fun of That’s Not English and absolutely loving The Animals by Christian Kiefer—it’s been tough to put down. It feels so great to finally pick up a book that’s catching me this way…it’s been a while!

I’m kind of amazed by how well everything went with the first week of The Socratic Salon, so that’s a huge thanks to everyone who has been sharing and participating. We have a great discussion on unlikable characters going today, so you can hop over and join in!

Now I’m just looking forward to (what looks like) a week of Spring temperatures that will finally stick around, followed by a week off for Spring Break. I’m ready!

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

  • Glad you’re back in the saddle reading-wise! I’m back in a bit of a slump unfortunately. But, I added That’s Not English to my Nonfiction November list.

  • That’s Not English sounds awesome. I’m glad you have a couple of books grabbing you!

  • Love the sound of your weekend, Shannon; those are the BEST! The Animals sounds very intriguing; can’t wait to hear your take. I finished At the Water’s Edge this weekend and then started My Sunshine Away; really wish I couldn’t stayed home today and kept reading, because it has really grabbed my attention. Hope your day is off to a great start!

  • Have fun with That’s Not English. And I’m so glad you’ve found a novel that is sweeping you away!

  • The Salon is fantastic, I had such a good time reading everyone’s thoughts. Thank you all for taking the time to put it all together. Much fun.

    Well, you already know I’m adding Animals to my list. I hadn’t heard of That’s Not English, but it sounds right up my alley!

    I finished Spinster and Night Games, a book by an Aussie author about the rape culture in Australian Rules Football. Started Know Your Beholder and I am loving every bizarre moment. Also starting The Soul of an Octopus, which I’m so anxious to begin, I’ve been waiting for that one for what feels like forever.

    • I have a sense that you’ll love The Animals (even though I’m not finished!).

      Glad to hear about Know Your Beholder! I started it and liked the writing, but it just wasn’t the right time…I do plan to get back to it.

  • That sounds like a perfect weekend. And glad to hear The Animals is hooking you from the start… I need to find the same for myself, so will consider that one. I’ve had lots of good reads but not a lot of impossible-to-put-down reads lately.

  • I’m loving the Socratic Salon so far! Many thanks to the founders. *hat tip*

    It’s the best when you pick up a book you can’t put down after a few books that haven’t grabbed you that way. To my utter surprise, I felt this with Nick Hornby’s book Funny Girl last week! The only downside is you can get a bit of a bookish hangover after those books finish. I’m resentful of all my current reads for not grabbing me in the same way.

    • Oh, I’m glad to hear you liked that one! I have a copy but I’ve been nervous about Hornby recently. And YES…hangovers are the worst.

      We’re actually planning a Socratic Salon discussion on reading so much and how it shifts expectations because…reader problems.

  • I’d never heard of The Animals, but it sounds pretty good after reading about it on goodreads! Definitely look forward to seeing your thoughts on it.
    And I’m SO EXCITED to get involved in the Socratic Salon! I either have to start Hausfrau immediately or wait patiently for one of the books I have read to be up!

  • Thanks for reading The Animals, Shannon. Much appreciated and I hope you continue to enjoy it!

  • That’s Not English looks like a fun read! And glad you’re loving The Animals – it’s always so nice when a book really grabs you.

  • Congrats on The Socratic Salon! I loved the discussion of Hausfrau, and I’m so excited to talk about more books in the future!

  • So have you finished The Animals and is it a great read? thanks