Sunday, October 17, 2010

Mondays: Mailbox/Whereabouts/Musings

Mailbox Monday has moved over to She Reads and Reads, for the month of October.

I received four books, in the past week:
1) A Dangerous Affair by Caro Peacock
2) Voltaire's Calligrapher by Pablo De Santis
3) The Wake of Forgiveness by Bruce Machart
4) Sometimes Mine by Martha Moody

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I am still reading 
Stieg Larsson's The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest


My slump is going on!

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Do you prefer hardcovers, trade paperbacks (the bigger ones), or mass market paperbacks (the smaller ones)? Why?


I like Trade paperbacks best. Lighter in weight, easier on the eyes and easier to carry. Hard covers are good on the shelf but heavier to carry!

25 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Sorry you're still struggling with your slump.

Vivienne said...

I am there with you for the slump. I haven't even finished one book this week!

Brittanie said...

I am in a perfectly horrid reading slump too. It stinks. I am so behind on book tours. I think one of my goals for next year is to accept less review copies and read down some of my TBR and hopefully enjoy reading again.

pussreboots said...

Maybe you just don't like Larsson's book. I tried the first book in the series and it bored me to tears.

Last week was a nice mixture of research, picture books and reading for fun. Here's what I'm reading this week.

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Enjoy your new books. Wake of Forgiveness sounds good. Hope your slump goes away soon.

Mary said...

I hope you'll enjoy your mailbox books. Sorry about the slump - I think it happens to most readers.
I'm probably the only one who hasn't read the Stieg Larsson series - they just don't appeal to me.

Kristin said...

For me, it all depends on what type of book I like. My full answer is here.

I hope you get out of your slump soon!

Serena said...

I look forward to your review of Voltaire's Calligrapher by Pablo De Santis!

Gramma Ann said...

I think I would get in a reading slump also, if I had to read review books. I prefer to read what I choose to read, than the pressure is off, and the reading is enjoyable.

Musing Mondays, I read all but I do have my favorite.

gautami tripathy said...

@gramma ann: The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's nest is definitely not a review book! And many others too!

Laurel-Rain now said...

I'm responding to the Musing Mondays...I'll be back later with my link to the other...I know, I wish I could post them all at once, but I try to do my other Monday memes on Sunday.

I like your answers...here's what I wrote:

Alayne said...

Your new books sound very literary. Hope you like them! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

Aisle B said...

Going to look up a Dangerous Affair.

Hang in there the slump is a bump and will soon be a speed bump of the past. Hope the week gets better for you :)

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Sorry about your slump. I think it happens to us all at some point. It will pass eventually. Hang in there!

Alyce said...

I hope that reading slump disappears soon!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I have not moved on from the first Dragon Tattoo book but want to. Hope your slump ends soon. :)

Cathy said...

Slumps are not good. Hope yours ends soon!

La Coccinelle said...

I like trade paperbacks, too. And hardcovers. I don't take books anywhere, so size isn't that much of an issue.

AlleluiaLu said...

I don't know if I'm in a slump or just a slow reader...last year at this time I had read 2 times as many books as I have this year. Oh well, at least I'm still reading and loving it.

If you get a chance, come visit me:
http://bookendcrossing.blogspot.com/2010/10/its-monday-what-are-you-reading.html

Have a great week!

Teddy Rose said...

Hi Gautami,

I read A Dangerous Affair. I liked it but not enough to pick up the next book in the series. I hope you like it more.

I received two books.

Nise' said...

I hope one of your books will help your reading slump.

avisannschild said...

Hope the slump passes soon! Enjoy your new books!

caite said...

the trade seem to have it!

jewelknits said...

I just read a review of "Voltaire's Calligrapher" which had me toss it right onto my to-buy list! Enjoy the reads!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

Anna said...

I hope you move beyond the slump soon! Enjoy your new books!