quick lit – next page, please {april 2016}

I love Quick Lit time. I can brag to you about all of the books that I read (LOL); four books this month and am currently six books ahead of schedule to read 36 books this year. However, when I tell you my life is hectic this week, I am not lying in any way so just the books and some favorite quotes this month. I may expound on some of these at a later date.



  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan:“There is no immortality that is not built on friendship and work done with care. All the secrets in the world worth knowing are hiding in plain sight….Your life must be an open city, with all sorts of ways to wander in.”
  • The Travelers by Chris Pavone“Will wants everything to be perfect. He wants the perfect wife, the perfect kids, the perfect old townhouse, perfectly restored, where he’ll serve perfect food accompanied by perfect wines in perfect glasses. He wants his suit perfectly tailored, his shoes perfectly shined. He wants the hotel room to be perfect, the overnight train ride, the local tour guide. And he has made the relentless pursuit of perfection his career.”

Stopped Abandoned Reading:

I have changed the title from stopped to abandoned because it is more in line with the wording for MMD’s Reading Challenge.

As usual, linking up with Quick Lit over on Modern Mrs. Darcy. Check out what everyone else is reading.

17 thoughts on “quick lit – next page, please {april 2016}

  1. Heather H says:

    I just finished The Book Thief this month after previously abandoning it (almost a year ago). It is a hard book to read & really takes awhile to pick up in pace too, I found. I had it on audiobook from the library this month, and I really enjoyed that format. The narrator was also fantastic. I’m only sharing this in case you ever wanted to give it another go – I know audiobooks aren’t for everyone but I have really started to embrace them so that I can listen while doing housework, commuting or exercising 🙂 I haven’t seen the movie yet though! I love Emily’s P. Freeman’s website so I really want to read her books someday 🙂

    • shannanenjoyslife says:

      Thanks for the idea of the audio book for The Book Thief. I may have to try that. Yes, do pick up one of Emily’s books. If you are artistic, I would start with A Million Little Ways. Let me know what you think.

    • shannanenjoyslife says:

      Awesome! I was just over on your site and saw that. I am doing fairly well with my goal as are you, I saw. Mr Penumbra was WEIRD but interesting enough for me to keep going, although I kept thinking “Where is this going?” Let me know what you think. Thanks for commenting.

  2. Jill Foley says:

    Loved A Million Little Ways….

    why did you abandon The Bookseller and The Book Thief? I actually saw the movie for The Book Thief first and I think it really helped me stay the course in the book.

    • shannanenjoyslife says:

      Well, I haven’t seen the movie so, no help there. Lol! Honestly for The Bookseller, it was progressing too slowly for me and I had other books I was interested in. The library loan expired and I found I wasn’t interested anymore. The Book Thief was a eBook and it expired as well. It’s hard for me to read eBooks, I have discovered-prefer turning actual pages.

  3. GingerG says:

    I don’t blame you for abandoning The Book Thief. It was a great story but it dragged on 100 pages too long, in my opinion, and it was so sad. I thought the movie was actually better than the book, which is rare. Have you watched the movie?

    • donnainthesouth says:

      I have heard that; just read that James Patterson’s starting a new imprint of books <150 pages, designed to be read in one sitting;
      having said that, Shannan, I wondered where you got the term "abandoned" books, since I'd just downloaded and printed Modern Mrs. Darcy's book journal, with a page for those in it; anybody else use hers?

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