Monday, March 29, 2010

It's Monday! What am I reading?

I'm back after a two-week stint of travel (yes, again) and recovery from said travel.  Sometimes it takes me a couple of days to recover, but coming off a cruise where I got no sleep and turning right around for a family visit up north for four days where I got no sleep left me pretty much fried.  So I spent the past week sleeping and reading. A vacation from my vacations, so to speak.

This meme is hosted by Sheila, at One Person's Journey Through A World of Books. Every week (okay, not last week because I was asleep pretty much all of last Monday) I offer my thanks to Sheila for hosting this. Today is no exception -- thank you!

So here's what's happening in my reading world -- I know it seems like a lot, but I had nothing but time--

this past week

Read and reviewed:
Fox Evil, by Minette Walters
The Time In Between, by David Bergen
The Shadow Year, by Jeffrey Ford
The Magicians, by Lev Grossman

Read and Not Reviewed Yet (I'll get there)
The Amnesia Clinic, by James Scudamore (an excellent book, by the way)
The Man From Saigon, by Marti Leimbach
Seeker, by Jack McDevitt 
A Thousand Cuts, by Simon Lelic 

currently: Currently I'm reading:
Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy, by William Irwin and
Blood Kin, by Ceridwen Dovey

plans for this week
In a few days, April begins, so I'll be moving to a different reading topic -- this time I'll be reading books that eventually became movies. Here's the plan for this week:

The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote
   I've read this one LOTS of times, but I love it so want to read it again

...and whatever else pops up from the TBR pile.

so that's it -- the unreviewed books will be reviewed shortly.


  1. Alice in Eonderland md Philosophy sounds interesting. My post is up!

  2. I hear you on needing a vacation from vacation. Seems like I always come back pretty shot! Looks like some great books coming up! :)

    Have a good week!

  3. Thanks for your comments. I love traveling, but I've basically been on the go since December and need a break. Sadly, there's lots of travel on the horizon.

  4. I am behind on reviews too. Have fun with Alice and wonderland and Philosophy.

  5. Alice and Wonderland and Philosophy sounds interesting. I just finished Alice I Have Been yesterday. Please come check out mine:

  6. I have the Magician on my TBR list for the Once Upon a Time challenge. I started it once but stopped reading it and never went back to it. not familiar with some of the other titles. Have to check them out. Have a great week.

  7. You had a wonderful week and I like not only your selections for this week but your plan to read books that eventually were made into movies. Happy reading. My Monday:

  8. Jennifer: Thanks! I'll definitely come by and check out your blog. Maybe tomorrow, but I'll be there.

    Jan: The Magicians is okay, not great.

    Bobbie: Started Alice I Have Been & just couldn't get into it. I like really punchy fiction.

    Gwen: Thanks!

    Brooke: Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Your week sounds heavy! I don't know if I'll ever bring myself to read anything by Cormac McCarthy, I've read snippets and it's so harsh!

    Good luck, I look forward to seeing what you think of it :)

  10. Intereting idea to read books that became movies next month. Enjoy! And I hope you get some rest this week!


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