Monday, February 15, 2010

It's Monday! What am I reading?

Here it is Monday again (and it's a holiday!), so once again it is time to pass along what's happening in my reading world. 

Last weeka really productive reading week. My review for Death in the Barrens, by George Grinnell, was long overdue for Librarything and Goodreads' early reviewer programs, so I finished that one.  Then I had some fun with Alan Bradley's books, Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie and The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag.  If you haven't read either of these, go get them and now.  After that, two books followed: first, Antonia Fraser's A Splash of Red, and second, The Red Dahlia, by Lynda LaPlante.  Fraser's book I could take or leave, but Red Dahlia was really good.  Finally, I ended the week (actually, just this morning) with Dan Rhodes' Little Hands Clapping, which was amazing -- gross, but amazing.

I'm currently reading Craig Larsen's Mania, something new for me because I tend to stick to British or Scandinavian mysteries, but I'm looking forward to this one.

On tap for next week (or at least in the planning stages as to what will I read):
Red Harvest, by Dashiell Hammett
Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show, by Frank Delaney (another Librarything early reviewer book)
Box 21 by Anders Roslund, a Scandinavian crime novel

and that's it.





5 comments:

  1. Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie is one I nominated at book club but didnt win the vote. I will get tot hat one some day! :)

    Super reads! Have fun!

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  2. I haven't heard about some of these titles, but they certainly sound interesting. I am going right night to look up Box 21 and Red Harvest. This is why I love this meme so much; it's to find new reading material and authors I haven't heard of.

    Enjoy your reading week!

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  3. Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie is on my list to read. Now I want to read it even more as it sounds like you really enjoyed it!

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  4. Oh, Dashiell Hammett...I really need to read one of his books!

    My post:

    http://laurel-rain-snow.blogspot.com/2010/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_15.html

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