Monday, February 8, 2010

It's Monday! What am I reading?

Today I got up at 3:30 a.m. to watch the last night launch of the space shuttle from my backyard at 4:14 a.m. What this has to do with what I'm reading is this: I couldn't go back to sleep, so I managed to finish the last chapter of Scarlet Women, by J.D. Christilian, a historical fiction/mystery novel set in New York in 1871. Then I still couldn't sleep, so I picked up Alan Bradley's Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie and actually finished the entire thing in one sitting.

this week coming up:  
The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag, by Alan Bradley
A Death on the Barrens, by George Grinnell (to review for librarything ER)
Mask of Red Death, by Harold Schechter

Reviews to follow as soon as I suck down some more coffee! But I tell you, it was so totally worth getting up early for.

8 comments:

  1. Wow. Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie must have been fantastic in order for you to have read it all at once. Way to go! And, seriously, it is sooo cool that you can watch the space shuttle launch from your backyard. So cool.

    Enjoy your reading this week!

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  2. Oh those do sound good! I am adding them to my TBR list. I think it is awesome you were able to view the launch. Have a wonderful week reading. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-8.html

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  3. Oh! I forgot about the alunch! We were staying at my cousins in Florida and he said we would be able to see the sky light up from where we were and I forgot. "DOH!"

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  4. The fact that you were able to read Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie in one sitting makes me want to read it.Have a great week and happy reading!

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  5. We live right on the east coast of FL, so it's always fun to see it go up. But I tell you, getting up that early was not fun. LOL

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  6. I loved The Sweetness... and virtually read it in one sitting too. Looking forward to Flavia's next adventure.

    I've already reviewed Year of Wonders - here's the link if you want to read it.

    http://cat-bookmagic.blogspot.com/2010/02/review-year-of-wonders-by-geraldine.html

    Happy reading!

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  7. Ah, so that's the secret to getting lots of reading done - wake up at 3 in the morning! Enjoy the books you have coming up this week!

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  8. I keep hearing great things about The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. I really need to get to that one soon. Enjoy your reading week!

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