It’s Monday — What are you Reading?

  It’s Monday – What are you Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at bookjourney to allow us to share with others in the book-loving cyberworld what is on our reading plates.

  This week I finished the following books:

 bup bup bup bahh  

  • ULYSSES!!!!!!   I finished the d*$n thing.  (watch for final Ulysses Wednesday post this week)

 
  Books in progress:

  • Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (Yeah, I jumped on the bandwagon.  I couldn’t get through The Corrections though so we’ll see how this one fares)
  • The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner (a re-read for my non-fiction book group at the library)

  I should probably start Emma by Jane Austen (for my classics book group) this week as well.

  I mentioned last week that I’m taking a French class on Saturdays; I don’t know if I mentioned that it is in downtown Chicago.  Anyways, I’m too much of a wussy driver so I take the train (80 minutes of reading time each way!)  and with the schedule I get into the city with some extra time to kill.  I usually stop in at a Starbucks (if I can find one ha ha) but the one I went to had limited seating so I took my coffee and started walking to The Alliance Francaise, planning to just go in early and review (have I mentioned I’m a nerd).  But then I thought “Hey the Newberry Library is just a few more blocks and I can check out their bookstore”.  So I did — and I bought a few books (four to be exact, my name is Suzanne and I’m a bookaholic) and since one of them was one of their “featured” titles I got to pick a wrapped book for free (the bookseller said that they were ARCs and promotional copies they receive from publishers).  It was pretty exciting to get home (who am I kidding, I opened it when I got to my French class) to find out what it was  — and it was Boardwalk Empire by Nelson Johnson, not a book I’ve heard about but it is the story (the good and bad of Atlantic City) upon which the new HBO series is based.  Kind of a neat little surprise.

What are you reading this week?

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