It’s Monday, March 21st. What Are You Reading?

Sundays on the Phone to Monday and Shelter

I was so close to packing my sweaters, boots, and slippers away, you guys. I even pulled out my summer clothes and moved everything into my closet over those few 80 degree days last week. But we all knew it was too good to be true, at least for good. We didn’t get the snow some thought we might, but a weekend of gloomy, cold rain is enough to put me in the dumps and make me wish for real Spring. I just want to get some plants on my porch without fear!

I’m still working my way through Jung Yun’s Shelter, but not because I’m not enjoying it. I threw the week’s reading time into finishing up The Song Machine in time for Saturday’s book club and Sunday was a sleepy, gloomy-weathered TV fest that didn’t include many books. I decided to break from the fiction-nonfiction cycle I’ve been working with for a while now year and hope that Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday by Christine Reilly, which is one I’ve really been looking forward to, will be “‘The Middlesteins’ meets ‘The Virgin Suicides'” it claims to be.

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

  • TheShrinkette

    All The Birds In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
    Beloved by Toni Morrison
    The Making Of Asian America: A History by Erika Lee

    • Ooo, I’ve been curious about All the Birds in the Sky! Does it seem super sci-fi?

      • Jumping in here—I just picked it up from the library and the first chapter fell completely flat for me, which was a total bummer because I love speculative fiction.

        Have you tried The Heart? I finished it last night and it’s amazing.

        • I haven’t! But I remember seeing it when I was looking at catalogs a while back – going to see if my library has it now :)

      • TheShrinkette

        Hmm not super sci-fi. Think Hermione Granger meets Artemis Fowl meets Marvin (from Hitchhiker’s). Magic+sci-fi and sorta high school-YA. At least, High school-YA me would’ve eaten this book up (just as much as 24-year old me did).

  • The Door by Magda Szabo, it’s wonderful :)

  • I hope Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday is a great read for you. I can’t wait to hear about it!

  • Finished up the last book for Canada Reads just in the nick of time, and will be spending the next 4 mornings in a state of rapture (as long as no one dares to bother me!).

  • I hope Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday pans out – I’m planning to start it pretty soon! And I’m really interested to hear about Shelter…the premise sounds fascinating to me. I think you might be able to pull out some of that spring gear this weekend….we’re heading down your way for the weekend, so I was stalking the Richmond weather forecast yesterday!

  • JoAnn @ Lakeside Musing

    Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday sounds really promising. Hope it lives up to to the comparison!

  • olduvai

    I am looking forward to reading Shelter – and your thoughts on it!

  • Elena

    Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday sounds like my kind of book. I can’t wait for your review.

    I feel you about Spring. I bought a fake leather jacket last week wishing to put together a white blouse, skinny-jeans, white sneakers and the aforemetioned jacket together, ready for spring…. And I had spent the last three days in my Wellingtons and my parka. And I live in Spain!!!

    • I did the same! Went out and bought some cute new Spring/Summer clothes and haven’t had the chance to wear any yet.

  • I love the cover of Sunday’s on the phone to Monday!

  • OH, MY GOSH! So with ya, Shannon; I had to pull out all of my winter running gear last night so that I could run outside this morning. I always say that putting away my cold weather running gear is the surest way to prolong winter – ha! I think I’m going to start The Nest next, but I’m definitely interested in Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday; may have to try that one out soon!

  • I have Sunday’s On The Phone coming up for me soon, so I can’t wait to hear your thoughts. It’s one I’ve been pretty highly anticipating, so we’ll see! Not much has been sticking for me these past few weeks.

  • I want to read Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday but am not sure when I’ll get to read it. I sing that title every time I think of it or see it. lol

  • I was reading Marc Goodman’s Future Crimes, and I’ll probably go back to it, but it’s a bit too stressful right now to read about how antivirus software and really high-quality passwords can’t actually protect you from anything. So I’m reading Nnedi Okorafor’s book Lagoon, for which I have high hopes. It’s good so far!

  • Kailana

    I will be curious to see what you think of Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday!

  • The title of Sunday is intriguing, as is the comparison. I will watching to see what you think!

  • I also let March trick me a little bit, even though I explicitly said I was not going to fall for March’s bullshit. My winter boots are packed away, but I haven’t moved anything else. Still can’t get over how good the Shelter cover is.

  • Both of these look promising. I hope they are! :)

  • I’ll be interested to hear what you think of The Song Machine! It wasn’t my favorite, largely because I could tell it was a collection of (mostly) previously published essays, but I feel as though short story collections are more your thing so this might be more your thing too.

    Shelter is another one that’s working it’s way up my TBR. Lately, I feel as though you’re currently reading list is often a preview of what’s to come on mine :)