Monday, August 23, 2010

It's Monday! What am I reading?

   I'm back once again to report my slow progress -- this week I spent mainly trying to get back into life after being flat on my back two weeks ago and then going to California. It hasn't been a superb reading week (or two, as the case may be!), just okay.  My thanks to Sheila at bookjourney, who keeps this going every week.

Here's how it went:
Read and reviewed

Room, by Emma Donoghue  -- I have the UK version; the US version is out in September
The Murder Room, by Michael Capuzzo
(read earlier, reviewed later): Parrot and Olivier in America
  by Peter Carey

Read and not yet reviewed -- coming someday

Trespass, by Rose Tremain
The Phantoms of Breslau, by Marek Krajewski
A Murder of Quality, by John Le Carré
A Call for the Dead, by John Le Carré

Currently reading
C by Tom McCarthy (and LOVING it, by the way)
A Small Death in the Great Glen, by A.D. Scott  

Plans for this week (Larry's gone so it should be a good week for books)
The Long Song, by Andrea Levy
 and whatever else I can find that captures my interest at the moment

that's it... until next week!


  1. You've got some great book! What a pity I can't read your review of Room yet (you say it has spoilers). I would like to read this book, but won't be buying any soon (just had my spree). Is it worth it?

    I'm having a giveaway at the moment (150 posts) but sorry, on for Europe! Http://

  2. I found Room interesting because it's told from a child's perspective. It's very different, and I think it's going to be hugely popular. I may give this one away in September.

  3. @Kathy: wow - our comments crossed in the cyber world! How weird!

  4. You read great books.

    Have a great reading week ahead! Here is my Mondays: Mailbox/Where Am I/Musings post.

  5. Thanks, Gautami. Great, I don't know about, but I do try to choose wisely!

    thank you for coming by. I'll come see you in a bit!

  6. Well, you've done better than I have lately. Your post reminds me how long it's been since I read anything by John Le Carré - I should do something about that. Hope you enjoy all your reading this week!

  7. Well, actually Joy, I received an ARC of Le Carre's newest book and read some reviews which complained about it not being "vintage" Le Carre. Personally, I don't care, but I thought maybe reading some "vintage" works by this author was a good idea prior to posting my review. I'd quite forgotten how much I really like his work.

  8. I've heard a lot about Room lately, so I think it's definitel one to pick up & read.

  9. Nikki-ann: thanks for coming by, and I think there will be a LOT of people picking this up!

  10. I've wanted to read Rose Tremain's previous book, The Road I will need to add Trespass too!

  11. I've got The Road Home too, but still unread. Oh, for extra time!!!

  12. I am still trying to dig up a copy of The Murder Room. (pun totally intended)

  13. Looking forward to hearing what you thought of Trespass - I've heard mixed reviews, but the synopsis intrigues me.

  14. I hope you're not disappointed...I tried really hard not to give anything away so as not to wreck things. Let me just's very different from what I normally read -- and a bit unsettling overall.

    thanks for coming by!


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