Monday News!!

Ahh! Another week starts off today and I am sure this is going to be a hectic one for us, it better be :o)
I have decided to do the Monday me-me’s I used to do..it kind of brings a lot of discipline to my reading really… and you can also see me doing the Monday Musings posts once in a while πŸ™‚

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about keeping books. Do you keep all the books you ever buy? Just the ones you love? Just collectibles? What do you do with the ones you don’t want to keep?

I do! be it fiction, non-fiction, stolen, college book, torn old book and sometimes some Magazines as well – I keep them all. There have been many books over he years that I have “wanted” to discard – them non-fictions I will never read- the self help books that someone in the family would buy and then lose it in my book – shelf :-/; but I still keep them 😐

I always think that there might be someone who might be interested in them and ask to borrow them and then never return **wishing**! There are some other General Knowledge from my school-time, that I STILL have… and I still am so weak in GK πŸ™‚
I think it is a sickness of some sort :-] !! Yes, it is! God!

It’s Monday, What are you reading?!
A weekly event hosted by Sheila from One Persons Journey Through a World Of Books to discuss your reading week ~ the books you’ve read and those you plan on reading in the coming week.
I have started a number of books and am in the process of reading them ALL – which really means that I am into a lot of books and there is no progress going on at all πŸ™‚

So here is a LIST of books that I have going on right now –

Much Ado About Peter by Jean Webster

After Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster, I went ahead and downloaded this book from the Internet. This one is a collection of short stories all featuring Peter- the upper groom at Willowbrook and chronicles his life there. Through the stories we see how Peter changes from a carefree, irresponsible young groom to one with multiform anxieties, how his priorities change and how his outlook towards his friends and employer change.
It is a fun book and totally different one from Daddy-Long-Legs!

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D.Salinger

I never read this book in school, but when recently I read A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J. D. Salinger, I knew I had to read something more from this author! Michelle over at A Reader’s Respite came in just then with the idea of reading The Catcher in the Rye as a tribute to this great author, and I joined in. Though we were supposed to finish this on Feb 20th, I am still reading it. 
I have mixed thoughts about it though. At some point I really feel I like it, and I really like the “voice” that talks all through this book, but at times I feel – where is this leading to? Is there a story at all, or is this fellow going to just talk about what’s going on, all through the book? But I have noticed that I have this feeling that I really need to know more, so this keeps me going πŸ™‚
Sorry Michelle, I am not done yet, but I surely will!

There are couple of books that I did start, but where left in between due to lack of enthusiasm – I will pick them up eventually, hopefully πŸ™‚

Last week I received 2 books in my mail and I started reading –

ZanGah – A Prehistoric Adventure by Allan Richard Shickman

The hero, ZanGah seeks his lost twin in a savage prehistoric world, encountering suffering, captivity, conflict, love, and triumph. In three years, ZanGah passes from an uncertain boyhood to a tried and proven manhood and a position of leadership among his people. Themes: survival, cultures, gender roles, psychological trauma, nature’s wonders and terrors.

Initial thoughts – A good YA novel. It was given the Eric Hoffer Award for Excellence in Independent Publishing!
I have a signed copy πŸ™‚
Inside the book there are lot of recommendations and some of them are from teens of 13 – 15 year old and there moms – I really like that πŸ™‚ ! Now if I was a mom of a teen and see these sweet recommendations, I would definitely pass this on to him/her without thinking of reading it – won’t you?!

So what’s up for you this Monday?!

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  1. I do that too – have several books going at once…. usually they are quite different in theme so I can go light or heavy or whatever. Thanks for posting today with It's Monday What Are You Reading. I look forward to reading your blog!

  2. I am expecting Zan-Gah in the mail. We can compare thoughts about it soon.I participated in Michelle's tribute to J.D. Salinger on Saturday. I still wish I could find a working link to A Perfect Day for Bananafish to add to my short story post. :)Happy Monday!

  3. ah,i am stuck with Salinger on Catcher in the rye too .. finished 70 odd pages almost 2 weeks back .. now no enthusiasm to finish the rest .. will get back to it after i finish robin cook -intervention .. where do u get u r e books from ? .. and btw,have sent u an invite on goodreads !

  4. Sheree, thank You! I am glad too that I am back participating in these meme's. I didn't know hoe much they helped me!Rebecca – thank You!Nise' – it is more like leaving them in my stacks for me to find them there. People are my friends and folds, u see. LOL!Ruth – thank you, I will be checking out yours now. Lori – the Best way I think!Sheila- I am glad I am not alone! I used to love this meme but I have not been regularly blogging due to which I was not able to do it. I am glad I am doing it now. Thank you for hosting it!Suko – That's great. Do let me know when You receive it and when u r planning to review it! I will search for the link and send it to u, if I get it!Bedazzled – LOL! Enthu is something that I have been lacking too :(I get my ebooks from the net and some from friends like SHona (who is absconding LOL) – Look in my goodreads and lemme know if u want any ebooks. if i have them i will forward it to u :)Amy, you should πŸ™‚ Jan, I hope that too! Thank You!

  5. Sweety , I am not absconding. Make me sound as if I am on the run. I am pretty irregular that's it. Been busy and all. Btw like ur new avatar for blogger.suits u LOL.. So much u got read re!!

  6. I am quite ruthless about giving away books if I don't like them. Recently, I happily handed over Breaking Dawn to my friend who was a Twilight fan. Since I knew I would never go near the book again, it was not a loss for me :)My house is small, and so I am quite ruthless about getting rid of junk

  7. WOW! All of a sudden the Zan-Gah orders have started pouring in. I don't know what happened. It must be all of those blog reviews I have been getting lately. Not a single order for a while, and suddenly I am selling Zan-Gah by the case! I may even have to go to press again (3rd printing!). My thanks to you, to my many reviewers, and to all of my new readers. People are paying attention.Allan R. Shickman

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