Sunday, July 21, 2013

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?


It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey where we share what we have read and what we are reading and see what everyone else is reading.


Read Last Week:

 

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. Beautiful and heartbreaking, one of my favorite books ever.

The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank: I will admit it - I love Dorothea Benton Frank. 


Reading This Week:

  

The Host by Stephanie Meyer: Out book club book for July.

Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams:  I love Tennessee Williams. In college, I took a class that was half his work, the other half Henrik Ibsen, and I loved it.  My friends and I just watched the movie Streetcar Named Desire with Marlon Brando (who was smoking hot in it) and I felt the need to reread the play.  (movie review to come soon)






23 comments:

  1. I hope you enjoy The Host. I think it is Meyer's best book. Come see what I did last week here. Happy reading this week!

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    1. I am starting to enjoy it more and more as I read. And it is definitely better than Twilight, I agree.

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  2. A Streetcar Named Desire is fantastic. Which other plays did you read in your class?

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    1. I love Streetcar Named Desire! We also read Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie, and Suddenly Last Summer. We read Ghosts and A Dolls House by Ibsen.

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    2. I think I've read all of those Williams plays and A Doll House. They are all wonderful. Theatre and English double major here. :)

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  3. Hooray for Owen Meany!! It's hands down one of the best books I've ever read :D

    Have a great week!

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  4. I'm reading The Last Original Wife this week! Have a great new week...and here's MY MONDAY READING POST

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  5. I have the Last Original Wife on kindle to read in August, will try to concentrate on "beach reads" then. Owen Meany, wasn't that made into a movie? I know, the books are always better, but I think I know the storyline and I didn't read it yet. For some reason, it is not a new book but it was trending on Amazon sales a couple of weeks ago. Enjoy your week of reading!

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    1. Simon Birch was the movie inspired by Owen Meany. :) I really enjoyed The Last Original Wife!

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  6. The Host was interesting - I liked that she wrote it solely from the perspective of an alien, and an invader.

    I've never seen (or read) A Streetcar Named Desire; never covered much American lit etc. at uni, actually. At the time I was more interested in Australian lit! Shame you can't study everything isn't it?! ;)

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    1. At first, I was skeptical of The Host. I really don't like to read alien stuff. But, the book grew on me, and I really loved it. I was rooting for Wanda and Ian!

      I don't know much about Australian Lit at all! It would be great if we could study everything, I would love that!

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  7. Oh, I really need to read Owen Meany, don't I? I haven't read The Host yet either. I know I will like both of those, too. Have a great week!

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    1. Owen is one of my favorite books ever! :) And I liked The Host a ton better than I thought I would. :)

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  8. I have Owen Meany sitting on my shelf. I need to read it!

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  9. THANKS for stopping back to visit my blog.

    Have a great day.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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