Reading RoundUp #21
This past week has been full of my usual routines. Although it’s tough returning to a normal work schedule, I’m always ready to get back in the swing of things. Plus, that means I typically stop eating cookies and candy for breakfast – always a good thing. So, in honor of the return to normalcy, here’s my regular Friday Reading RoundUp.
This week’s Reading Roundup!
Work Book (for lunch time reading):
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel – This dystopian novel came to my attention through a few of my fellow book bloggers. After most of the world has been wiped out by a deadly flu, a band of traveling actors and musicians come up against a violent prophet in a small town in Canada.
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – I was debating between reading the Harry Potter series again (for probably the eight time) or rereading The Name of the Wind. As you can see, Rothfuss won the battle! The first time through I read quickly because I was eager to find out what happened. This time I’m looking forward to paying more attention to the details.
Winter by Marissa Meyer – I’m finally finishing this series! Every time I wrap up one of these books, I tend to forget about them for a few months before moving on to the next one. Despite that weird pattern, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed these off-kilter futuristic fairy tale based stories.
From Around the Web:
2016 Literary News Quiz – All things book and author related.
Bullet Journaling for Book Lovers – Modern Mrs Darcy is holding an online class on January 18 if you’re in to that sort of thing.
Literary Quicksand – I adore this group of book bloggers. Here are some of their favorite reads in 2016.
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I’m linking up with Show Us Your Books this month!
I’m finally reading On Writing by Stephen King – er, well, listening to it on audiobook, which is great because he reads it and so it feels like a chat with him about his life. I’m really enjoying it. I’m hoping to read Station Eleven in the next month or so. It’s been on my reading list for way too long. Happy Reading! Happy 2017!
Ooh I would love to hear Stephen King read his book! That’s awesome.
Aw thanks for mentioning us! The feeling is mutual I’m interested to hear what you think of Station Eleven! It wasn’t my favorite, but I know a couple of the other ladies really liked it.
I’m finding it a bit all over the place since the flashbacks are interspersed with the present day action. I’m curious to see how the stories all connect. Hopefully finishing it soon!
That’s what ended up giving me mixed feelings about the whole thing! I thought it showed that she’s clearly an amazing storyteller, being able to put all that together, but the multiple storylines, the bajillion characters, the flashbacks….all of that had my head spinning. Will watch for your review 😀