Monday, July 4, 2011

It's Monday! What are you reading? (8)

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! Hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Or rather: It's Monday and I am finally reading. I haven't read all that much in the past weeks. My mind was so full from the past months that I just couldn't focus at all anymore. It is still a bit like that. That is why I am currently watching a lot of J-drama instead of reading books. But I did read a little bit.

I got a lot of bookcrossing books that I am currently trying to read.

I actually finished Fear and Trembling by Amelie Nothomb today. I started in The Old Capital by Yasunart Kawabata a few days ago. It is a slow paced book that I really need to take my time for. I won't do the book justice if I just rush through. So I am only reading it when I have found the rest in my head to enjoy this.

Next up will be The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua. I am curious of that one since it has been in the news a lot lately. Simplify Life is a Dutch book by Sjoukje van der Kolk that I am reading in between of things. On how to lead a less busy life. Funnily enough, I don't recognise the typical image of the Western society of busy. busy. busy. As for me, I am already living on a slower pace. So I don't really connect with the book yet.

In other news: I finally wrote a review of Room by Emma Donoghue, which I read a couple of weeks back.

I now see that I have a bit of an Asian theme going on because of the bookcrossing bookrings. Are you into Asian literature? If so, which Asian book did you really like?


  1. Goedeavond nieuwe volger-dank voor je leuke berichtje-aan mij heb je helaas géén vruchtbare lezeres-ik gun me géén rust-hooguit in vakantie's-wel kijk ik veel in boeken-gerelateerd aan kunst(igheden)-laatst aangeschafte boek= how to be an explorer of the world van Keri Smith-waar ik wel verslaafd aan ben: FLOW(tijdschrift)Wens je een mooie week met veel leesplezier-xxx-Sil.

  2. I really want to read Room so can't wait till I get my hands on that. Your other books sound so interesting too. I really need to look into Asian literature a bit more. I haven't read a lot.

  3. Your titles are new to me, so I shall be looking into them, I do enjoy when I can find new titles to add. Enjoy your week.
    My Monday:

  4. Thanks for your lovely comment on the caretaker bird - he was most impressed!! 'o)

  5. I'm still not reading the rest of Game of Thrones, bad me.. ;3