Monday, July 12, 2010

Mondays: Whereabouts/Musings/Mailbox


In the past weeks:

I finished:

Last Last Chance by Fiona Maazel

I am still in the midst of reading:

Lamentation by Ken Scholes

I posted reviews of:

Inside Out by Barry Eisler
Virgin Widow by Anne O'Brien


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Can you read amidst distractions? (tv, others talking, sporting events, etc)

Actually I can. I do it all the time. In trains, in waiting rooms, TV in the background, loud music (that is, rock) playing. People talking. Etc etc. With a book I can simply close the world out.

For my reading, it doesn't really matter if it is quiet or noisy. I can read in any environment.

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Monday Mailbox is hosted by Marcia.

I didn't receive a single book! How is that?! *grin*

25 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I need a quiet week like that.

Staci said...

I'm not feeling like reading right now...wonder if it's contagious!!

Enjoy your week!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I like the book you are reading now and hope you have a wonderful week :)

Cass said...

Just letting you know the link to Inside Out review is incorrect. You might want to fix that up. :) I've read only 2 books a week for the past 2 weeks...this week is looking the same.

Check out my post, and feel free to enter my contest.

gautami tripathy said...

Thanks Cass! I fixed the link.

Lori said...

I prefer the quiet. Here's mine

Serena said...

no books this week. that's a bummer, but it looks like you are occupying yourself with some other great reads. have a great week.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Mondays are full of memes, aren't they?

I should put mine all in one place, but I haven't yet.

I'm responding to the Musing:

http://meditationsbylaurelrain.wordpress.com/2010/07/12/musing-mondays/

caite said...

Especially if the book is good....
It is not that I do not mind the noise...I need it. I am afraid I am one of those TV on, as background noise, all the time folks. I read, write, work...do everything with the 'distraction'.

Kaye said...

That's ok - gives you the chance to catch up some. Have a fun week.

Curling up by the Fire said...

I haven't read any of the books you have listed, but they sound interesting and I've added a couple to my wish list.

Have a great reading week!

Jess said...

I actually like when the doctor is running late, so I can spend some quiet time reading in the waiting room! (Terrible, I know.)

NancyO said...

Are you going to read the sequel to Scholes' book? I've heard it's really good.

Enjoy your week! I'll check back soon.

Anna said...

Well, a quiet week means more time to clear some books off the shelf. :)

Bookventures said...

That's a blessing, Trust Me!!! My to-read pile is like 19 books and I'm beginning to panic because more keeps coming in. : ) I hope you have a wonderful week though.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Sometimes quiet weeks are good. Maybe next week will be better.

Unknown said...

Two new books for me to check out - I haven't heard of the one you finished or the one you are reading now.

I agree about reading with distractions - I use to not be able to do it, but now it's no problem.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

My book receiving has greatly slowed down and I am happy about it. I couldn't keep up the pace of the books coming in compared to being read. Still digging myself out :)

Lamentation sounds good!

Stephanie said...

I have 3 kids, so reading amid distractions is my life. :-) I find that, like you, I can read in any environment, unless the book is particularly challenging or I'm especially tired.

Sassy Brit @ Alternative-Read.com said...

Well you have time to catch up on anything else that tickles your fancy this week, gautami tripathy :)

Thanks for stopping by!

jlshall said...

I can read just about anywhere, under any circumstances, too. But I do prefer a quiet space with good lighting. Doesn't always happen that way, though.

Hope you enjoy all your reading this week!

Lizzie said...

No books this week? I do not know how you managed that one. I got in the mail today after my post went up The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir in hardback from my wish list on paperbackswap.

DCMetroreader said...

I think a slow week is sometimes a good thing -- gives you a chance to catch up. Happy reading!

Yvonne said...

I prefer the quiet to do my reading.

pussreboots said...

I didn't receive anything until Saturday. I expected to be skipping the meme this week. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your poetry blog link. Pussreboots.