Monday, April 26, 2010

It's Monday! What am I reading?

 It's Monday again and thanks to Sheila at Bookjourney, I get to catch you up on what I've been reading.

It was a very slow but productive reading week. Most of my time was spent finishing David Mitchell's stunning new book, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. I have yet to write my review because I'm mulling it over in my head before committing myself. In  a nutshell..it was wonderful. I doubt this is going to be a mainstream phenomenon, but if you're a fan of his previous works, you need to get yourself a copy of this one.

I also finished Arctic Chill by Arnaldur Indridason, one of my favorite authors of Scandinavian crime fiction. If you're going to read his books, please start with Jar City, as the characters grow over the course of the series.

On the books-to-movie scene, I finished Big Fish by Daniel Wallace. That's another one of those books where seeing the movie first tended to kill the book for many reviewers. But I liked it.

This week coming up, I'm leaving for another 5-day cruise so I expect to read a lot while laying on the balcony in the sunny Caribbean. So far I haven't decided what I'm taking as far as books, so it will all depend on how I feel on Wednesday when I pack.  I see lots of mysteries and crime fiction in my immediate future.

Currently I'm in the middle of Hypothermia, by Arnaldur Indridason, the last of the Erlendur books to be translated to English and published over here. And I had to buy that one in the UK because as far as I know, it's not in the US yet. I'm listening to Michael Connolly's The Black Echo in the car.

so that's it for now. A week from today I'll just be getting off of the cruise so if I have any energy I'll post, but if not, in two weeks I'll post from Seattle. 

10 comments:

  1. Enjoy your cruise! Arctic Chill sounds like a great novel and I am adding it to my TBR list. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/04/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-26.html

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  2. Hi!
    Have a wonderful trip on your cruise. Black Echo is on my TBR list. I love Michael Connelly books. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Just Books
    http://sherriesbooks.blogspot.com/2010/04/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_26.html

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  3. Thank you, Jennifer, and thank you, Sherrie! I've read all the Michael Connolly books over the years, and decided I would reread them via the cd player in my car. So I'm doing them all in order. It's really fun and I've forgotten just how good Connolly's writing is.

    thanks to both of you for coming by!

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  4. A Thousand Autumns does sound wonderful. Title alone had me interested! :)

    Have a wonderful week!

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  5. Sounds like you really did have a good week of reading. I've been intending to read something by Arnaldur Indridason for quite a while now - good to know which one to start with! Have a great time on your cruise.

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  6. Thanks for popping by, Joy. I'm going to do nothing but read read read the entire time I'm gone.

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  7. Enjoy your cruise! It's grey and continually on the verge of rain here, so reading in the sunshine sounds wonderful :) I hope you enjoy whatever you decide to bring with you.

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  8. Thanks! I'm sooo ready for it!

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  9. Going on a cruise and reading a ton sounds so lovely :) I hope you have a great time, both vacationing and with the books!

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  10. Thanks, Crystal! Then I'll need a vacation to recuperate from my vacation!

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