Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Really Random Tuesday #85: A Book Winner, and (Short-Term) Reading Plans


Please help me to congratulate Pat from Posting For Now!  She has won a copy of A Brief Moment of Weightlessness: Stories by Victoria Fish.  Pat, I hope you enjoy reading these short stories as much as I did.

If you didn't win this time, please take a look at the many other book giveaways on the right side of my blog.






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What are your short-term reading plans?  I'm looking forward to resuming my reading of Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Caught without a book(!), I actually bought this novel at the airport about a month ago while waiting for my daughter, whose flight had been delayed.  I have a few other books that I should begin reading soon.  But tonight, if I'm not bogged down with chores, I hope to get back to Me Before You, and to read at least a chapter or two.  I've enjoyed the book so far, and can't wait to delve back into it.  (If it's cooler this evening I may light a scented candle before I begin reading.)  I'm also in the middle of reading 1984 (or Nineteen Eighty-Four) by George Orwell (a pen name; his real name was Eric Arthur Blair).  Although 1984 is powerful and thought-provoking (my apologies to any lingering Thoughtpolice), I'm finding it a bit dreary and depressing right now, and have been reading it somewhat reluctantly.

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Thanks for reading!  Your comments are appreciated.

20 comments:

  1. Hi Suko - Nineteen Eighty - Four pushed certain buttons for me. I found it to be the most disturbing and depressing piece of fiction that I ever read.

    I would love to discuss in more depth with you when you are finished. My commentary on the book, and a little bit of why it bothered me so much is below.

    http://briansbabblingbooks.blogspot.com/2013/02/nineteen-eighty-four-by-george-orwell.html



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    1. Brian, thank you for stopping by, and for sharing your thoughts (and a link to your post) about this classic novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. It may take me a while to finish it, but it will be interesting to discuss it at some point.

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  2. Ooh, another reader who likes to burn a candle whilst reading.

    I read 1984 for my O'level English literature course and haven't re-read it since even though we have a copy on the shelves. I don't know if it was because I was too young to realise the full implications of the novel but sitting here thinking about it I can't remember thinking it was that harrowing. Perhaps I need to go back and read it as a more mature reader.

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  3. Thanks to you and Victoria Fish for A Brief Moment of Weightlessness. I am looking forward to reading the collection of stories. I enjoyed your earlier post about this book. Have a great reading week!

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  4. I read 1984 way back in high school. Deceptively simple when you're that age, but with age comes more insight into the message.

    Congrats Pat! Glad you won!

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  5. Congratulations to Pat on her win!!

    I love burning candles or incense while reading.

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  6. I loved 1984. Congrats to Pat. I'm reading a banned book I picked up at the library:

    http://amzn.to/1w1uoIs

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  7. Congrats to Pat :)

    I have Me Before You and 1984 sitting at the top of my TBR pile. I can't wait to get to them.

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  8. Congrats to Pat!

    Have a great weekend and your reading!

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  9. I loved me before you, this is one of my keepers. I also light lighting a candle and reading, funny how surprising it is when you see others do your reading routines. I hope you get time to read this. I am planning to get on top of some more uni work and hopefully sink into a book, missing my fiction so much just now.

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

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  10. Congrats to Pat on the win of this excellent collection of stories.

    I have Me Before You in audio but haven't listened to it yet. I've received an overflow of audiobooks the past few months and have fallen behind. I didn't think that would ever happen!

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    1. Leslie, I'd love to hear it as an audiobook! I look forward to your review in the future.

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  11. Me Before You is an excellent read - my book club chose it as best book they read last year!

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    1. Sheila, I'm not surprised! Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

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  12. A great "caught without a book" choice. I have not read that one yet but know that author is a good one.

    carol
    DizzyC

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    1. Thanks, Carol! I'd had this novel in mind for a while, and was happy to see it at the airport shop. :)

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  13. I hope that you enjoy Me Before You - I loved it and hope to read more by JoJo Moyes.

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  14. I really enjoyed Me Before You! Hope you do too!

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