Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll — Whatcha Reading?

“Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.”

Cover of Maus by Art Speigleman

Another month is upon us, so its time to take a poll of what everyone is reading these days.

I just finished Maus (again) for my bookclub. The group is pretty evenly split between comic book fans and non-comic book fans, so I’m interested in hearing how they liked the graphic novel. I also finished Seed, a horror novel by Ania Ahlborn. Otherwise I’m between books at the moment and finding no inspiration in the hundreds of unread books I have on my Kindle.

So it’s your turn – whatcha reading, Persephoneers?

By [E] Slay Belle

Slay Belle is an editor and the new writer mentor here at Persephone Magazine, where she writes about pop culture, Buffy, and her extreme love of Lifetime movies. She is also the editor of You can follow her on Twitter, @SlayBelle or email her at

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11 replies on “Lunchtime Poll — Whatcha Reading?”

I’m finally caught up on the Outlander books, so I’m reading Zoe Archer’s new book that was reviewed here on Tuesday! I started Jellicoe Road the other night, but I think I need to try again when I’m less tired. It’s come extremely highly recommended, but I literally had to reopen my kindle app the next day because I couldn’t even remember what book I’d been reading, much less what happened.

I just finished Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. The book was a great retelling of the injustices that took place in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina; I raged against the man throughout the book. However, in doing research on the protagonist in the book, I’ve realized that the book may not be as “non-fiction” as the author describes.

I’m about 15% of the way through The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Everyone has said it’s amazing, and I can see that, but I’m having a hard time getting into it–I think I need a solid afternoon to really fall in. So instead I got Tilly Bagshawe’s Scandalous from the Kindle lending library and devoured it in 24 hours. She writes really excellent trashy beach reads– if you liked Judith Krantz, get on Tilly Bagshawe.

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