Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Required Reading: May 2014

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I openly envy those who thrive in the summer heat; and in spite of all the activities, still managed to read their monthly reading requirement. I barely read last April. Partly, because my medications are keeping me drowsy; then, the other part was because Italo Calvino made me woozy.

  • If On A Winter's Night A Traveler by Italo Calvino - 2/5 stars - This book really bogged me down. 
  • Run of the Mill by Dave Patten - 3/5 stars - a debut novel.
  • White Teeth by Zadie Smith - a buddy-read with Monique, Lester and NYKen. I am still a couple of chapters away from finishing this, but I have to say right now that I really am enjoying it. 

For May, I have The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield, because it is about time that I read this; and TFG's book of the month, To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. Hopefully, this month will be a lot better, and then, maybe, I can add a book or two to make a minuscule dent on Mt. TBR.

Happy reading everyone!

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  1. What's happening? I hope it's nothing serious. :)

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    1. Nothing serious, dear. I just needed a change of medication. And I am feeling much better now. :)

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  2. Hi, Louize! Oh, after reading The Thirteenth Tale, you should try to find a copy of the British TB movie. It has Vanessa Redgrave and the actress who plays Sansa Stark! I loved it! And, from what I recall in the novel, the movie pretty much stays faithful to the material.

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    1. Oooh, there's a movie! That made me just even more excited. Thank you, Peter! :)

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    2. Oh my, there's a movie?!!! Shoutout to Lynai, we need to read this sooooon!

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  3. Woozy is just about right. Hee. I am now interested in The Thirteenth Tale because of Sansa Stark. Haha. :)

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    1. Exactly, right? hehehe
      Will start on that book, en seguida! :)

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  4. Loved The Thirteenth Tale. :) I hope you enjoy it, too!

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    1. I am! Now I ask, "What took me so long to pick this up?" :)

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  5. Hi Louize! I have The Thirteenth Tale for years now! Lynai and I better catch up on our reading :) hope you like To The Lighthouse!

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    1. Oh, you'll love The Thirteenth Tale. I am positive with that.
      And I am enjoying To The Lighthouse too. I am reading and listening simultaneously. Juliet Stevenson's narration is mesmerizing. ♥

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