It’s Another Monday! What Am I Reading?*

All these Mondays are starting to add up…  So what’s coming up on BookSexy for everyone to look forward to?

First, check out the  review of Walter Moers’ The Alchemaster’s Apprentice that was posted over the weekend.  It’s a wonderful October read, especially if you have a YA in your life going through Harry Potter & Twilight withdrawals.  It’ll stop the shakes – promise!

And I just downloaded The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood from!  That TBR stack is just getting too high – so I thought this book might be a better use of my commute than BBC podcasts.   To be honest, I’m interested in seeing how this goes.  The last “serious” novel I listened to was His Illegal Self by Peter Carey, which was definitely slow going at times (and a bit of a downer).  I usually save my downloads for lighter fare… but we will see.

Amphibian by Carla Gunn is my current reading read (and the next book from my Brooklyn Book Festival haul ).  I’m about 25 pages in and moving along nicely.  The story is told in the first person by Phineas William Walsh, a young environmentalist who’s about to go Greenpeace on his fourth grade class.  Gunn has perfectly re-created the feeling of being trapped in the car with a  precocious 9 year old.  And the physical book, itself, is a pleasure and a prime example of why the transition to digital books will be a slow one.   My copy is a paperback with bright, glossy covers and tightly bound.  The first page you open to is a black and white photo of a tree frog (which features prominently in the plot).  The paper used has a slightly corrugated feel to it, and the typeset is in Legacy & Legacy Sans.  These are details I don’t always notice, but I had to give props to the Coach House Press for a beautiful product.

Happy Monday everyone!

*It’s Monday!  What Am I Reading? is a meme originating from J. Kaye’s Book Blog.  Please check out what other bloggers are reading here.

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