Thursday, May 2, 2013

Follow Friday--Current Read Sneak Peeks

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.


The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs! 

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools -- keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!


Give us a sneak! What are you reading? Tell us about a fun or fail scene in your current read.

My reads actually aren't all that interesting this week--much as I hate to admit that. I haven't done much of my normal reading this week because I'm already past a deadline for a manuscript and have been working all hours of the day to finish it. I'm currently reading four different books, but before you're all impressed or anything, let me explain.

Two of them are non-fiction books I read chapter by chapter and one I've been trying to finish for months! It's not that it's boring--at all!--but it keeps getting back-burnered. These two books are Abundance by Peter Diamandis and
The third is one I'm also reading chapter by chapter for a read-along: The Dragon Reborn, Book 3 of Wheel of Time. I've actually read this book before and am re-reading it to participate in the read-along. I'm generally only required to read a chapter or two of this one per day.

Finally, I started a book called Driven to Kill this week. It's a true crime (so also a non-fiction) and it's actually very difficult to read. It's the telling of a real life case of a pedophile and how he was caught. The problem is that it has VERY graphic scenes dealing with what he did to those poor kids. Hard to read. I always feel gross. I don't think I'd go so far as to say they're fail scenes, as they definitely elicit an emotional reaction, but they aren't exactly fun to read either. Kind of a weird bookish situation.But it's short and it's been on my kindle for some time, so I really want to finish it. (I already know they catch the guy so I can't read the nasty stuff and then not read about them actually slapping the cuffs on him, right?)

Weird that three out of four aren't fiction. That doesn't happen often. Oh well. I honestly probably won't finish ANY of them until next week, but I hope to finish all three of the non-fiction ones. (I won't finish The Dragon Reborn because I'm keeping pace with the read-along.) Anyway, that's it for me.

What are YOU reading this week?

8 comments :

  1. I'm not a big non-fiction reader, but LOVE Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. You can't go wrong with it! Happy weekend Liesel!

    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

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  2. I'm reading Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth an amazing memoir of a midwife who worked in the poorer parts of London in the 1950s. Makes me realize how lucky we are these to have access to contraception!

    Emma
    www.mommyhasaheadache.blogspot.com

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  3. Hopping through. The 4 Hour Work Week sounds luxurious. Actually, I heard some interviews with the author when the book came out and it sounds interesting.
    My Hop

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  4. New Follower here just saying hi :) Here is my post back!! Hope to see you as a follower as well.

    Amber

    http://paradiseofpages.blogspot.com/2013/05/feature-and-follow-friday.html

    Sorry don't know how to do the hop thing.

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  5. Hi I am a new follower via Networked blogs, looking forward to keeping in touch with you

    Jodie @ Aussie Bookworm

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  6. Just hopping through!
    Old GFC & Networked Blogs follower.
    New follower via Linky

    Bieke @ Istyria book blog

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  7. Good luck with the deadlines. Djinn: The Binding Stone by Lisa Gail Green. It's very good.

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  8. Wow, I wish I could read four books at the same time. The most I can read is two or else I'd get confused, lol.

    Old follower by email and GFC :)
    My FF

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