It's Monday! What are you reading? / Mailbox Monday (5)


I've had a recent flood of books (evidence: past post) and I've neglected to mention just one new book in the house. I won Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks in yet another giveaway and recently, I was thrilled to see this among the popular nominees in Goodreads Choice Awards. I really luck out on those giveaways!

I have a few more reviews to churn out before I'm totally caught up. Though I did put up my thoughts about The Curiosity of School by Zander Sherman as Id had that on the backburner for ages because I didn't quite finish the book. But thought to get the review out sooner rather than letting it languish in half-finishedness (if that's even a word!)





I was hoping to get two books read last week but it didn't pan out. 

I actually made short work of Colin Fischer and really enjoyed it. Touted to be like The Curious Incident of the Dog at Night Time as the main character, Colin, has Asperger's syndrome ... but it only vaguely reminded me of it. It has a very personal touch, and we even get a peek into Colin's diary entries.

I'm starting with Tallis Piaget's Black Boogiemen this week. I am mentally preparing myself for this one because it seems like a very intense read. I don't know if I'm up for intense reading at the moment. But let's see. Usually a few pages in, I can get pretty engrossed.

What about you? Any new reading material? What are you reading next?

20 comments:

  1. I really want to read Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, I've heard such good things! I hope you enjoy it :)

    Happy Reading!

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    1. it sounded interesting and now that some people have said its a good read makes me happy :)

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  2. Colin Fischer sounds really good. Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

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    1. really good stuff! hope you get a chance to read it!

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  3. A few do sound intense but good. Enjoy

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    1. Thank so much Marce. I'll go pop by your blog :)

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  4. I haven't heard of either book. My favorite book was Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson Please come see what I'm reading now.

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation, pussreboots, i'll definitely check it out!

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  5. Black Boogiemen has an interesting premise

    Wishing you a great reading week

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. A prophetic read, or so it says in the prologue which I just started last night! :)

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  6. Memoirs of An Imaginary Friend has been on my radar for a while -- it sounds like a unique, interesting book.

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    1. Steph, the title got me. I've never heard of anything like it! Thanks for the visit, your blog looks great -- i like films too!

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  7. I am very curious about Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend.

    Right now I'm reading Gretchen Rubin's Happier at Home (Happiness Project author).

    Enjoy your week!

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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    1. I'll let you know when I'm done with it -- intriguing title. i'm excited for Gretechen Rubin's new book because I am such a homebody! hope you are enjoying it!

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  8. Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend sounds very interesting. And I was planning on checking out Colin Fischer - seeing your comments on the book, I am going to read it soon..

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    1. i wasn't expecting to like it as much as i did. i actually gave it 5 stars, i loved it that much. hope to get the review up soon!

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  9. I'm really interested to hear what you think about Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend - every time I see it I'm curious and tempted, but I'm still managing to hold off on it until I hear a yay or nay from a friend. I haven't even heard of the other two!

    P.S. the sign-up post for next year's Around the World in 12 Books challenge is now up if you still want to participate.

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    1. we'll see how it goes! :) i've just signed up -- thanks for the heads up!

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