I didn't do much reading on Sunday (it's Monday afternoon here) but did have a day at home and mostly relaxed. OK I did some housework but not too much. A bit of sad and scary news though. A guy randomly stabbed several people in Akihabara in Tokyo on Sunday, around midday. 7 people died and 10 others were injured. This happened in the electronics district, THE place to go if you want to buy anything electronics or game related. We were just there last Sunday! Yikes. Makes me doubly glad we stayed home yesterday.
But I shouldn't have started with such depressing news, sorry, so on to books. This past week I was fairly busy so I didn't get a lot of reading time in unfortunately, but I did finish the short story collection, Down to a Sunless Sea, by Mathias B. Freese. Some of the stories were quite dark and raw. I'll post a review of it sometime later this week hopefully, although this week looks like it'll be another busy one. Now I'm reading The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney. I did the 'first few lines and random flip test' and this is the one that most appealed to me out of the other 5 I was choosing from. Does anyone else do that? I'm not too far into it but so far so good.
So that's it for my book news this week but there are a few giveaways happening.
Heather is giving away a signed hardback copy of Sin in the Second City by Karen Abbott. You can also read her interview with the author here.
Valentina is giving away 3 books that she's reviewed to 3 winners to celebrate her 1st year of blogging.
Another Heather is holding her first book giveaway, and she has 2 books up for grabs this month.
And Dewey is giving away a copy of We Are On Our Own by Miriam Katin in the effort to help spread respect for graphic novels. I have to admit that the only graphic novel I've read is Persepolis I and II by Marjane Satrapi but I really enjoyed it and would like to read more. I didn't join the Graphic Novels Challenge at the beginning of the year because with all the other challenges I wasn't sure I could add 6 more books to my list for the year, but I'm tempted to join now with a half-year goal of reading 3 graphic novels by the end of the year, which Dewey says is ok. I'll have to think about it. Reading challenges are both my motivation and my downfall. Have a great week!