Monday, February 21, 2011

It's Monday! What are You Reading?

Here we go again.

Last week I did not read many books. I just finished Human Blend. I liked it. Since it's a trilogy, big hope that the second and third book will come to my mailbox as well. :)

I am still reading A Discovery of Witches. It's so thick. The language is also not easy for me to understand. I keep shouting for my dictionary. Many vocabularies are found. But overall, I enjoyed it. I am about to finish it this afternoon.

This week I plan to read any book without any supernatural creatures inside. I just little bit tired with anything about them. I need my vacation. XD
So I have checked my pile of books. And these books below are what I plan to read
If you ever feel like falling into a beautiful comic-book story--in the same way one falls back into a warm field of grass--reach for Michel Plessix's lush adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's Wind in the Willows. The artwork is an aquarelle, with thin, precise, detailed lines. It's no wonder he received numerous awards for his previous effort, Julien Boisvert, a contemporary take on the Tintin character type. In Wind in the Willows, Plessix breathes life into Mole, Rat, and Toad (of Toad Hall) as they picnic on the riverbank, indulge in Toad's latest fad, and get lost in Wild Wood. The pacing is masterful: each panel lingers just long enough to make you appreciate the simple pleasures of life.

I also choose Wilma Tenderfoot


Somewhere between France and England there is an island that no one has ever bothered to discover. On it, lives Wilma Tenderfoot, a determined ten-year old girl who dreams of one day becoming a World-Famous Detective. So she can't help thinking it's destiny when, dispatched from the Institute for Woeful Children to her new home as a live-in skivvy, she discovers that the genius gentleman detective Theodore P. Goodman lives next door. A ten-year-old girl of great determination (and her pet beagle, Pickle) and a World-Famous Detective of great repute might not be the most obvious crime-solving duo - but Wilma Tenderfoot is not about to let that put either of them off! And it looks like their first dastardly case is about to begin ...Feisty but funny, cheeky but charming - Wilma Tenderfoot and her unique mystery-solving methodology is hard to resist!


The first is between 40-year-old Nina, happily divorced and looking for a puppy companion, and Fred, an overweight, grumpy basset/beagle spending his last day in the shelter. It's fortunate for everyone that Nina adopts him, since Fred ends up playing unwitting Cupid, introducing Nina to ER doctor Alex Moore, her handsome 30-year-old neighbor. That's where the second love story comes in, but it's not easy. Nina rules out any man 10 years younger, but she's happy to watch old movies with Alex -- night after night after night.
There are a lot of characters to love here, including Nina's best friend, who has a black thumb when it comes to romance, and her 75-year-old neighbor, who's got a very different attitude. As Alex and Nina inch toward romance, neither is willing to make the first move until they discover some basic home truths about the power of unconditional love


I hope all of them are light reading and can help me recover. So I can take back those fantasy literatures. :D

How about you? What are you reading? Feel free to leave any link.
I am going to visit your blog back.

It's Monday! What Are You Reading is weekly meme which is hosted by Sheila from One Persons Journey Through a World of Books

13 comments:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I really want to read A Discovery Of Witches - I have heard so many good things about it.

Jennifer said...

Oh Wind IN the Willows is lovely. Enjoy your week. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-27.html

The1stdaughter said...

Oh my! All of your books for this week look fantastic! I love The Wind in the Willows and Jennifer Crusie is fantastic. I hope you have an easier reading week this week!

Have a fabulous reading week and if you get a second stop by There’s A Book! :)

miamembaca said...

Haha, sama Al! Diriku juga kok stuck dengan YA ya? Akhir-akhir ini malah minat baca menurun gawat deh. Makanya mau coba baca yang ringan-ringan. Pertengahan Feb ini jadwal bacaan : The Book Thief, The BFG dan looking for Alibrandi.

Have a fab week ya :)

Kylie said...

Sometimes light is what you need! Thanks for visiting my blog

Majanka Verstraete said...

I heard a lot of good things about A Discovery of Witches and I hope you enjoy it, although it might be a bit heavy. Happy reading!

Here's what I'm reading this week.

Kristin said...

I love Jennifer Cruisie...haven't read Anyone But You yet - will have to pick it up!

My It's Monday post can be found here.

Cat said...

Looks a fun lineup for the week. The Wind in the Willows is fantastic. Enjoy your reading.

pussreboots said...

The Wind in the Willows is a favorite of mine. Wilma Tenderfoot looks cute. I love your header image. I only finished three books because I was working on papers for school. Come see what I'm reading now.

Joann said...

The Wind in the Willows is terrific, hope you enjoy it!
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TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Wind in the Willows is great and I hope you enjoy all the others! They all look brilliant!
Happy reading

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Crystal - Princess of Pop Culture said...

Sounds like a lovely week, how fun :)