Monday, August 9, 2010

It's Monday! What am I reading?

It's Monday after a very long weekend and so it's time again to report in on what I've been reading. My thanks to Sheila at bookjourney who hosts this feature each week.

I got only one review finished last week, although I did finish a fair number of books. Reviews will follow shortly for:

February, by Lisa Moore
Parrot and Olivier in America, by Peter Carey
 (both part of the Booker Prize Longlist) 4/13 down, 9 to go
The End of the World in Breslau, by Marek Krajewski
Our Kind of Traitor, by John LeCarre
   (which sparked the rewatching of the old BBC broadcasts of Tinker, Tailor Soldier, Spy and Smiley's People and had me dusting off my old copies of other LeCarre novels I own)
Appointment With Death, by Agatha Christie

the solitary book review completed last week: 
 Murdering Stepmothers: The Execution of Martha Rendell, by Anna Haebich

This week I have longlist reading plans for
Room, by Emma Donoghue

and otherwise I have one more book by Marek Krajewski to read called The Phantoms of Breslau. Krajewski's books are excellent, seedy and somewhat creepy noir thrillers from Poland and I love them.

Currently I'm just starting Room, but I've also started LeCarre's A Murder of Quality. I've heard good things about Donoghue's book so I can't wait to get into it.

that's about it; don't forget I'm hosting a giveaway contest for Lisa Moore's February (see below). There's still plenty of time if you're interested.


  1. Hi just hopping by! curious to hear how those books go!

  2. I am very jealous that you are reading Room. I've heard great things about it -- hope you enjoy it.

  3. I like your list. I have Room but I am adding The Phantoms of Breslau to my list. Happy reading. My Monday:

  4. @Pam: Thanks for coming by!
    @Gautami: I try to be somewhat choosy know that old saying -- so many books, so little time!
    @Jess: Don't be jealous -- that's silly. Who knows...I may hate it.
    @Jennifer: I'll look forward to your review of Room!

  5. Murdering Stepmothers? Oh I have to see what that is about. :D

  6. Murdering Stepmothers sounds really good!

    Thanks and I hope you enjoy this weeks reads...


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