A Book Meme

Musing Mondays from Should Be Reading is here on Tuesday this week!

This week’s musing is’¦ a book meme!
What was the last book you’¦

‘¢ borrowed from the library? 
‘¢ bought? 
‘¢ cried over?
  • I don’t often cry over books, I can’t remember the last one.
‘¢ disliked and couldn’t finish?
  • Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell – I think I’ve given up on this one after trying to read it three times. What am I missing?
‘¢ read & loved?
‘¢ got for review? (or: got in the mail?)
‘¢ gave to someone else?
  • I gave a pile of books to the book stall at my local hospital – can’t remember the titles.
‘¢ stayed up too late reading?
  • Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates – I fell asleep reading this book for many nights.

5 thoughts on “A Book Meme”

  1. How interesting that you don’t cry over books! I think that’s great, since I regularly spill gallons of tears. However, I suspect the book acts as a cathartic agent for the need to cry, rather than the book and the crying being more closely related!

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  2. So Blonde is good? I’ve only read a couple of Joyce Carol Oates’ novels and I enjoyed them both, even though they were disturbing and at times downright unpleasant reads. I keep half-wanting to pick her up again and then putting it off. But I’m interested in Blonde, as I like all fictionalised accounts of historical figures. Don’t know why but they appeal!

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  3. Irene, glad I’m not the only one!
    Rhapsody it may have something to do with the fact that recently I’ve been reading mainly crime fiction and I didn’t pu myself in any of the characters shoes!
    Litlove, Blonde is good but also very long and intense. I had to space out my reading sessions. I like fictionalised accounts of real people too. I’ll write more about my thoughts about this book in separate post. I often find Oates’s novels disturbing and this was no exception – Challenging reading.

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  4. I don´t cry over crime fiction either, but certain films …
    I could probably answer most of these, but as part of my trimming my TBR vow, I have stayed clear of the library for several months so I have no idea what I borrowed there.

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