Monday, December 30, 2013

It's the Last Monday of the Year! What Are You Reading?!

What I Finished Last Week

It's that time of year when I Almost-Read. What's Almost-Reading? you may ask. It's a game I play at the end of the year. I read and read and read a book, but I stop just before the last page. Silly, I know. But this way, on the first day of the year, I'll start out strong and finish three or four books.
Does anybody else do any Almost-Reading? I know, I know, it's wacky.

So here's what I've Almost-Read last week:

Paris Letters: One Woman's Journey from the Fast Lane to a Slow Stroll in Paris
by Janice MacLeod

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid

Uncharted: Big Data as a Lens on Human Culture
by Erez Aiden & Jean-Baptiste Michel

The Pink Hotel by Anna Stothard

What are you reading today?! Any recommendations for me for 2014?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

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  1. Nice! Those are new to me! Hope you have a good week!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. LOL that is whacky though I guess it makes a strange sort of sense, sort of?

    Have a happy week!
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  3. Oh that's great! I love your idea. I've never thought to work the book stats like this, but I am always happy when I finish a book on the first of the month rather than the last day of the month because it does bump my monthly total up. Enjoy!

  4. It's nice to start out the year with four books completed the first day.

  5. The Pink Hotel looks interesting and fun! I don't know much about LA, maybe I should add this to my list.

    Have a wonderful New Years!

  6. The Pink Hotel is a sort of a mystery, really. The main character is lost and strange and all the other characters are lost and strange. I liked it very much.

  7. Love the looks of Paris Letters.
    I could not just leave a book unfinished like that but it does make a great head start for challenges specially the nasty Goodreads one with its nasty "you are 5 books behind" comment.
    Enjoy your week. May 2014 be a good year.

  8. I don't think I could almost finish a book. You must have tremendous willpower. Come see my Monday Report here. Happy reading and happy new year!

  9. Oh dear, I've never had an awful Goodreads message like that. Glad!

  10. I do have lots of willpower. Not sure that's good.

  11. Haha @ almost reading. ;) I've never thought to do that on purpose although I don't mind finishing up a book after the 1st. Happy New Year!

  12. I have lots of book tricks and schemes up my sleeve.

  13. I'm sucking it up and reading The Girl that Played with Fire. I didn't love GWTDT but I bought all three and after a few years was feeling guilty. I'm actually finding it more interesting that the first, so far.

  14. What a great reading week for you last week. The Pink Hotel and The Paris Letters look so good.

    Thanks for coming by my blog.

    Happy New Year to you too, and happy reading in 2014.

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  15. What a great idea and I'm sorry I never thought of it. :)

    Paris Letters looks cute. Happy New Year!

  16. Ha! Love the "almost reading" strategy! Enjoy finishing them all! Happy reading in 2014!


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