Weekend reads and feeling funky...

No cute picture today; I'm not exactly between books so much as sandwiched in a pile, all half started. 

Real life has me a bit funky lately -- the last four weeks or so -- and I'm having a hard time focusing on reading, never mind reviewing.  (Funk isn't helped by the pile of review books staring at me!)

What are you reading this weekend?



[image credit: Mo Willems]

Comments

  1. Funny, when I'm feeling funky, all I can do is read! Devouring Gone Girl at the moment. Such a delightfully shivery unreliable narrator!

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  2. Deniz, normally it works for me too, but I think it's all the reviews I have to do that makes reading kind of unappealing. I'm scheduled so tightly (my own fault!), I don't have space to just pick up something I'm really called to. First world blogger problems, I know!

    I'm so torn about Gone Girl -- it sounds amazing but thrillers always give me heartburn, I get so anxious! :)

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  3. I try to ignore piles of books unless or until I have to notice them. Sigh! Have a great weekend!

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  4. I know what you mean - I don't normally read this type of book. But the pacing on this one is great!

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  5. Oh my gosh, sandwiched between piles - that totally describes me. I don't even know why I attempt to read the last two weeks of the semester. Things are beginning to slow now, so I'm hoping I can read this weekend. :) Feel better!

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  6. Take a weekend off audra. We (your faithful followers) will be here when you get back. Hilary mantel in ny times said she some times will give up a book after one page. There are so many books to read that if one doesn't stick drop it with NO GUILT. heather curran. Xo

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  7. I feel the same way. I am reading a really strange mix of books right now. Just finished Mr. Peanut which was really strange and fun but dark. I am reading A Constellation of Vital Phenomena which is really good, but slow and then when that one gets too slow, I reach for A Lake House which is summery in feel but with depth.

    What I feel like reading is a juicy crime novel right now. I just can't focus on much.

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  8. I finished gulping down The Knife of Never Letting Go. I downloaded the second book in the series, but I'm not entirely sure I'm ready to jump back into Ness's world so soon. Am thinking of picking up Simon Van Booy's The Illusion of Separateness in the meantime.

    I hope your funk lifts soon!

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  9. I had two books I had planned to read and review before Mother's Day, but that didn't happen. I got too busy with work and family things to keep up with blogging this month, and just barely got a couple of posts up this week. You'll get back in the mood for reading and reviewing, I'm sure!

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  10. I have a few books started as well, but I haven't had time to finish them. And with the panel I'm moderating this weekend, I'll have even less time to read

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  11. Those tight schedules can mess with your reading mojo. I hope you get it back soon! :D

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  12. I'm sorry you're feeling funky!! Maybe a massage, a nap, and a cup of tea? Those always cheer me up! And then of course, a book that I KNOW I'll enjoy and not be able to put down. Hope your funk lifts soon!!

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  13. Aww, feeling funky, boo! I have a hard enough time reading SOME of the teetering piles around here (let's not even talk about the Kindle....), I don't know what I'd do if _deadlines_ were involved....

    Reading (still) this weekend: the massive Hermione Lee bio of Woolf, which I've only been meaning to read since 2007 when I bought it! See what I mean about catching up? AUGH. But it's wonderful - beautifully written, thoroughly researched, thoughtful, amazing.

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  14. I'm feeling the same, and it's been a similar time length, too, weird that. 3 books on the go, but Cascade is the one I'm concentrating on. Hope you find a book or reach a page that helps you out.

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