Weekly Update for January 7, 2013

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Welcome to my weekly update for January 7, 2013! It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Here’s what’s been going on over the past two weeks.


Signups for my Southern Literature Challenge

Signups for my Books in Translation Reading Challenge

Signups for my Nonfiction Reading Challenge

Top Ten Books Read in 2012

2012 Reading by the Numbers

Character Connection featuring Enzo from The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Pictures of my bookish Christmas Loot


Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Wolfsbane and Mistletoe, edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner, read by MacLeod Andrews and Tanya Eby

Dog On It by Spencer Quinn

Currently Reading:

Songs of Love & Death: All-Original Tales of Star-Crossed Love, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall, read by Susan Dennaker

The Habitation of the Blessed by Catherynne M. Valente

Don’t Know Much About Mythology by Kenneth C. Davis

Up Next:

I’ll probably finish Songs of Love & Death this week, but I don’t know what I’ll pick up next. Winter tends to be my season for chunksters, historical fiction, and/or classics. I’m sure it will be something along those lines.

What are you reading this week?

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  1. Popped over and looked at your top ten. Room and Daughter of Smoke and Bone are great choices.

  2. What did you think of Wolfsbane? I read it over the Christmas holidays and liked most of the stories.

    Tanya Patrice

  3. These are all new-to-me books…will have to check them out. I do agree with you that this is the time for longer books – what better than to curl up with a blanket and a cuppa tea and a nice long book!

    Have a great week!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

  4. I do love long and lush books, with gorgeous settings, when it's cold outside. Enjoy!


  5. The Penderwicks sounds like a good book, and Wolfsbane and Mistletoe has an amazing cover. Enjoy reading!

    Find out what I'm reading this week!

  6. Loved your piece on Enzo from The Art of Racing in the Rain! I fell in love with him too and although I (like you) am more of a cat person, dogs like Enzo melt my heart. I haven't read Middlesex – have heard so much about it though. I have a copy on my shelf waiting for me 🙂

  7. I have read a lot of good reviews on Middlesex but have not read it yet. Dog On It looks like a fun read. I hope you enjoy your week!
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

  8. I really like Jeffrey Eugenides (fellow Michigander!)I haven't read Middlesex though, I will have to check out your review.

    And I am singing up for the Southern Lit Challenge again, I just need to do it! 🙂

  9. I think winter is the perfect time for classics too. Or epic fantasy like A Game of Thrones or The Lord of the Rings.

    I just started reading Les Miserables. I think it will take me awhile to get through it but I did love the movie.

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