This week, I read Fifty Shades of Grey, and Fifty Shades Darker (review done, up tomorrow). It was a looong week reading those books. I also finished my Austen Adaptations post for my final entry of Austen in August.
In other news, I got a giveaway book in the mail this week! I won a copy of Jane Eyre from Allie of A Literary Odyssey during the Victorian Reading Challenge.
When I opened the package, I immediately pressed my nose to pages and flipped through it. I love the smell of new books. I don’t get the smell of it often since I tend to buy used books. I don’t mind used books, but they don’t smell as nice. Anyway, I really want to reread Jane Eyre now, but I have so many other things I need to reread.
A new month and new challenges! I am part of the Gone with the Wind and the Harry Potter reading challenges this month onwards. But I have quite a number of checked out library books to go through this long weekend.
I am not sure what to read first. There is Emily Griffin’s Where We Belong, Ex-Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader, been awhile since I read a Georgette Heyer: Arabella, The City of Dreaming Books, Glamour in Glass, and more. This doesn’t include the books from my Kindle!
Also, I have a number of self-help books on the pile. Now, I generally don’t read many self-help books, and when I do, I don’t read the whole thing so they don’t appear in my annual completed books list. I like to skim for opinions about personal things such as career and relationships. Once in awhile, I’ll read one in full, but I find less time for that now. Do you read self-help books cover to cover? Do they actually help?
Happy Labour Day weekend to those of you who get it! Great for reading!
Lori C. (dollycas)
If you like Jane Eyre (one of my favorites) you may enjoy the new series by Joanna Campbell Slan, The Jane Eyre Chronicles. I loved the first book Death of a Schoolgirl. It was just released this month and picks up right where the original story leaves off.
Hi Lori! I do like Jane Eyre and thanks for the recommendation. I’ll add it on to my ever increasing To Be Read List. Happy Reading and have a great week! Thanks!
EEK! I finished Fifty Shades of Grey this week too! What a fun coincidence. My friends bringing over the sequels tomorrow night. Looks like you have a fun month lined up ahead. I still haven’t read any of the Harry Potters or Gone with the Wind.
Hi Erin! I hope you enjoyed than more than I did haha. Thanks for commenting!
lol yes I’ve heard many mixed things. I really did like the book – not without flaws by far, but my mind was in the mood for some soap-opera type fun to distract itself with =)
Hello Erin! I found the first book… tolerable. I knew going in, I’d read it for the ridiculousness of it, but my issue was that it really dragged on the last two books. Maybe you’ll be more amused. I just got bored! Haha. Thanks for commenting again!