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Monday, October 19, 2009

It's Monday! What are you Reading? / Musing Mondays

Today's Musing Mondays question asks What is your policy when it comes to new authors? Do you feel comfortable purchasing a book or do you prefer to borrow new authors from the library? How often do you 'try out' a new author?

I don't have a policy as far as new authors; if it looks good or if I've heard good things about the book, I'll read it. Finding new great authors is the BEST! I climbed out from under my rock last week and discovered someone named Jane Austen. Heard of her? Sheesh, I know, it was dark under that rock for all those years :) I also recently found another favorite, Augusten Burroughs, who wrote Running with Scissors, which I loved and ended up recently buying A Wolf at the Table. I've got his others on my TBR list as well. So yeah, definitely I will go out on a limb to try new authors. You never know, you may find a gem. On the other hand, two weeks ago from the library I got Little Bird of Heaven by Joyce Carol Oates, whose books I've never read, and ewww, I couldn't finish it. Too slow. Thankfully I didn't spend $26 on that. It's a gamble, what can I say :) Roll the dice, baby. Boy do we readers live on the edge, or what? LOL

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is hosted by J. Kaye. Feel feel to join us by heading over to her blog.

Last week I read Open House by Elizabeth Berg

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom

Right now I'm reading Stray Affections by Charlene Ann Baumbich

This week I plan to read White Oleander by Janet Fitch

A Year by the Sea by Joan Anderson

We are going to California on Friday for Parents Weekend at USC and for the USC game (fun!) so hopefully I'll get lots of reading time in...well, at least on the airplane.

If you want to know my thoughts about the books I've read, you can scroll down my blog and you'll see them.

Hope everyone has a great week of reading!


Marie said...

I somehow couldn't get into Stray Affections, not sure why, maybe it was just an off week for me.

I always love Pride and Prejudice though -- I read it a lot, along with Sense and Sensibility :-)

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow! You've mentioned several of my favorite books. I've read several by Augusten Burroughs; loved "White Oleander," even before it became an Oprah pick; also enjoyed "Open House," as I enjoy all of Elizabeth Berg's books.

I'm an author you may not have read! LOL.

If you're interested, my website is:

Unknown said...

Oops, answered the wrong week's question for Monday Musings. Oh well!

Anonymous said...

I've only recently gotten in to Jane Austen, too. You weren't the only one under that rock!

Here's my Monday Round Up.

Anonymous said...

What great picks this week!

Jennifer said...

Excellent picks both last week and this week. Happy reading.

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