Monday, July 12, 2010

It's Monday!...


It's Monday! What are you reading? is a weekly event - hosted by the wonderful Sheila - to share what we are reading this week, as well as what we read the previous week. Feel free to share in on the fun, or just click on the link to see what others are reading!

How's my reading going?

I did manage to finish Shade, which surprised me considering all the time spent with people from our internet provider coming out to "fix" our internet (still not fixed), and the time spent at the vet's office (I now have two animals with ear infections).

What did I finish last week?

Shade, by Jeri Smith-Ready - Holy crow, this book was amazing! I cannot wait for the next!

What do I plan reading this week?

The Darkest Passion, by Gena Showalter - I've been meaning to get to this one for a while now. It's priority now!

The Darkest Lie, by Gena Showalter - I'm plowing through The Darkest Passion to get to this one. It's GIDEON!!

How's your reading going??




Musing Mondays is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading. This week's musing is ...

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

My parents like to joke around about it and my husband likes to complain about it, but I can definitely tune out everything around me for a good book. That's the catch, though - it HAS to be a good book. If I get the least bit disinterested in the story, my attention wanders and I can't read it no longer. It's not a true gift or anything, it's just something I've learned to do over the years. When I was a kid, someone from my family was always over visiting my parents. Most of the time, it was just adults ... no kids to play with. So, I'd find a comfy spot somewhere in the house and start reading. I come from a typical Southern family, so they're always loud ... learning to space out the volume of the voices was the hardest part for me - tv was never really an issue.

Now, like I said, it does have to be a good book to keep me involved. If not, my mind automatically wants to go figure out what's happening around me. It takes no effort whatsoever to be distracted by what my parents may be doing, my dogs, or my husband's activities. But if it is a really awesome book ... it's just as effortless to become immersed.

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