Longitude and London #IMWAYR
I’ve been eating lettuce from my garden and setting goals for my exercise in June. What are you up to as we’re into the second week of the month?
I posted my review of The Clockwork Universe by Edward Dolnick — more history of science than the history of the Royal Society that I expected, but I still liked it.
I devoured Slated by Teri Terry when I was really supposed to be reading Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson. Slated turned out to be the perfect recovery book after Armchair BEA week. It’s a near-future YA book set in England with a protagonist whose memory has been wiped for her own good — at least, that’s what she’s told. I’ve already requested the other two books in this series from the library because Slated leaves a lot of the story hanging at the end.
I’m going to mark Notes from a Small Island as a DNF. It turns out, I’ve read it before — I keep recognizing bits and pieces. It’s nearing its 20th birthday and feeling a bit dated, particularly in some of the humorous bits that fall flat for me.
I’m still reading The Illustrated Longitude by Dava Sobel and William J. H. Andrewes.
I started London by Edward Rutherfurd. I was going to save it to read in London, but it’s a giant book to pack and I don’t do that well reading chunksters as e-books. Besides, my brother is reading it right now and reading it at the same time was too fun to pass up. London will be my second book for the 2014 Chunkster Reading Challenge and, since I’m reading it this summer, it also qualifies me for the 2014 Big Book Summer Challenge hosted by Sue at Book by Book.
I’m still reading Blameless by Gail Carriger on my phone.
If I finish Blameless, I’ll start the fourth book in the Parasol Protectorate series, Heartless.
What are you reading?
It’s Monday! What Are Your Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila of Book Journey. Be sure to check out her post today to see her selections and the list of links to all the other participating bloggers.
The Clockwork Universe and The Illustrated Longitude both sound good. I read very little nonfiction but those are the subjects I usually choose. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
I’ve yet to read Slated though I have two copies on my shelves!
Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out
Oh, nice. Slated sounds fantastic.
I love how you read such a diverse set of books each week.
Slated looks great. I’ll have to check it out.
Happy reading. 🙂
Here’s my list for this week:
Wow, you had a busy reading week and have a lot going on!
Welcome to the Big Book Summer Challenge, Joy! I’m so glad you decided to join in the fun.
And how exciting that you have a trip to England coming up!
Slated sounds great…and I got a huge amount of fresh lettuce from our farm pick-up today! Guess we’ll both be eating salads this week.
Enjoy your books this week –
2014 Big Book Summer Challenge
I really enjoyed both Longitude and London — I remember Longitude took me quite awhile to finish. Did you know there’s a movie version: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0192263/ I watched it and thought it was quite good.