Monday, April 5, 2010

It's Monday! What am I reading?

It's that time again folks, the time where I offer up a rundown of what's going on in my reading world via the "It's Monday What Are You Reading" fun.  Sheila at Bookjourney hosts this meme, and for that, I offer my thanks.  You can visit her here.

The word of the day is s-l-o-w. That basically describes the week in reading. part of my time was spent perfecting Wii bowling when I could have been reading, but at least I managed to read something!

Last week I actually finished two books. That's a record on the low side for me, but a) there's the new toy in the house and b) I did have a lot of company for Passover.  So all things considered, not too bad.  First there was Australian author  Patricia Carlon's mystery novel Crime of Silence, which I read but haven't yet reviewed. Then it was In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote, as I switch my reading focus to books that became movies.

Currently, I've just finished The Ghost, which is the book that the new movie "The Ghostwriter" came from.  It's a political suspense thriller that will keep you reading until you're done. 

Coming up this week -- well, tonight I'll be starting C.S. Forester's novel The African Queen, published originally in 1935, and the basis of the movie by the same name. It will be interesting to see how the book translated to film, and since it's been eons since I've seen the movie, I'll be watching my brand-new copy, just purchased, as soon as I finish the book to compare.  I also planning on definitely getting through The Quiet American, by Graham Greene. I put down The Road and can't find it, so when next week's spring cleaning extravaganza begins, I'll probably run across it and get started.  I really also want to start a nonfiction book called The Harvard Psychedelic Club, by Don Lattin. 

So that's it. There was another space shuttle launch in the dark this a.m., so I've been up for a REALLY long time.  Now I'm going to grab some iced tea and go sit in the sun.


  1. I'm anxious to see how you like The African Queen. I loved the movie!

  2. The Ghost sounds wonderful - really good! Have a great week of reading :)

  3. Must read The Ghost. I find that I enjoy both books and the movies that they make out of them more when I read first.

  4. Gwen:
    Me too! I think it's because you get to see what's going on in the heads of the characters. That, plus I didn't want to see, say, Brad Pitt's face when I read Fight Club years ago.


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