Like I wrote about in my last post, I’ve been doing an abbreviated version of Nerdintranslation‘s 30 Day Reading Challenge, where I’m trying to read a 100 pages a day for 23 days (I started the challenge a week late). Here is my progress so far!
I am currently reading
o(^▽^)o A new book by Neil Gaiman dance! I will start reading this today. I’ve already read a two chapter preview that I got with a free short story of Gaiman’s that I downloaded for my Kindle, and from that snippet I can say that I enjoy the almost storybook-like narrative focused on small village life with a bit of the supernatural thrown in, and can’t wait to keep reading and find out what the more fantastical elements of the book are about.
I’m also continuing with A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin.
I just finished reading
In the past week I’ve finished three books for the challenge. Doll Bones by Holly Black was an enjoyable middle-grade coming-of-age story with some horror/creepy tones thrown in, about three friends going on a quest to bury a doll. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams was a re-read of the second book in Adams’ hilarious sci-fi adventure series – my favorite part of this book was the Total Perspective Vortex. And earlier today I finished We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, a wonderfully creepy gothic horror novel filled with the great atmosphere that is always guaranteed by Jackson’s writing.
I previously posted
This post is linked at “It’s Monday, what are you reading?”, a weekly meme that tells us what the blogosphere is currently reading. It is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.