Reading in Progress – June 2018

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Lately I feel like a helium balloon barely tethered to the ground. Life is moving much faster than I’m used to. New job still takes some time to get used to and I even have a trip to Japan coming up soon!

While I was trying to catch up to some reading I managed to get started on quite a few different books. They are all in different states of unfinished reading. I’m going back to using my Reading in progress posts as a wall of shame for all the books I’m dragging along for months instead of finishing reading.

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A Man for Himself: An Inquiry into the Psychology of Ethics by Erich Fromm

It took me ages to find the picture of this book in my media library. It has been almost a year since I borrowed it. I have neglected it badly!

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How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read by Pierre Bayard

This book caught my attention for obvious reasons. I’m actually thinking of suggesting it to my book club friends. I read trough the third of it but kinda stopped due to some other priorities and even had to pay library fine for it…

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Serpent’s Kiss (Elder Races, #2) by Thea Harrison

I grabbed this book from the shelf when I wanted to read something urban fantasy style I like so much. It was supposed to be a respite from all those other books I’m catching up on for book club or other projects. After the initial two reading sessions it started to gather dust by the bed…

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The Bridge on the Drina by Ivo Andrić

This is a book club reading assignment due in few days. The writing style is good but I have issues with the language and many words I’m not familiar with. My pace is slow even though I’ve given lots of attention to this book lately.

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Even with all of those above being seriously neglected I have piled up few more books that I’m planing to add to the Reading in progress category. More on those in the next post!

Reading in progress February 2018

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It has been a while since I was reading this many books at the same time. Reading more books at the same time was something I used to do a lot more while I was working in a bookstore. The frequency of the books I had on hand and information on them was higher and I was like a bee buzzing around with my nose in few different books a day even. Sometimes it all got too much and I had clearing phases to finish out the books I had dragged on for few months at a time.

This time I am in the middle of reading of five different books. Here are the books I am reading at the moment:

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Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades, #3) by E.L. James

I have been dragging this book out from the start of the year. It should be an easy read but I’m having trouble going trough it. I have passed 150 pages mark and hope it will go faster from now on…

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Strange Candy by Laurell K. Hamilton

This book is my TBR Jar Draw for February. I picked it out since I miss reading about some of my favorite characters from Anita Blake universe. So far I have read first two stories out of fourteen in total. I like that each story has an introduction by author and I am making little notes for each story so I can post a short review on each.

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Devil in Winter (The Wallflowers book 3) by Lisa Kleypas

I have managed to push trough this book for my book club reading at the beginning of March. It has been four years since the group picked out a romance book to read and I did a lot of work for it to pass as a reading suggestion. I am currently reading it for the fourth time and enjoying it immensely. I am also looking out for some book club fun ideas to make the meeting memorable for everyone. I have a tough crowd to please and I’m pulling out all the weapons I know! Oh and while I was meaning to buy the whole series in English one day my boyfriend bought a translated copy for me yesterday! English set is still on my wishlist though.

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A Man for Himself: An Inquiry into the Psychology of Ethics by Erich Fromm

I have actually made progress with this book recently and I’ve passed the third of the book. I’m dealing with an older translated edition and some footnotes are giving me trouble. Reading this book takes all my concentration and sometimes I go back and reread some paragraphs. I’m taking notes as well and then look for English versions and it is all time consuming…

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Lord of the Flies by William Golding

This book is another book club project and this one is due in a week and a half. I was looking for a translated copy of this book but have been unsuccessful for now. While I still have some options for obtaining a copy I will try to avoid reading it in digital form and before bedtime since it kinda scares me….

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Reading five books at the time is not even my personal best but I will try to keep things moving a bit more faster and finish all of these by the end of the shortest month of the year!