Monday, April 4, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a bookish meme hosted by Book Journey. It's where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It's a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list. So hop on over via the link above and join in...and leave a comment here so I can check out what you are reading.

Books Read Last Week (click on titles for review):
The White Company by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Jerusalem Inn by Martha Grimes

Currently Reading:
Ten Little Herrings by L. C. Tyler: (2nd installment in a series) When we last saw Ethelred Tressider, he was pulling a disappearing act, eager to pack in his career as a mediocre mystery-writer, and happy to leave his (deservedly) long-suffering agent, Elsie, holding the bag. But any bag that Elsie holds will soon be brimful of chocolates, and as Ten Little Herrings opens, she is tracking Ethelred to his secret lair, which turns out to be a run-down French hotel hosting a stamp-collector's conference. A murder (quelle surprise!) ensues, and as the title (a nod to Agatha Christie's famous Ten Little Indians) suggests, the whole thing turns into a blissfully funny parody of classic British crime fiction.

Books that spark my interest:
How to Live Safely in a Science Fiction Universe by Charles Yu [For the Take a Chance Challenge]
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [For the Victorian Literature Challenge]
Burial Deferred by Jonathan Ross [Because I haven't read one by Ross in a while]


CMash said...

hmmmm...must be working hard on that scrapbook. But am not surprised, I knew that you a very loving and dedicated mom.

Anonymous said...

Recently, I've been reading:
"Storm Front", by Jim Butcher
"A Charmed Life", by Diana Wynne Jones
"A Wizard of Mars", by Diane Duane
"Starship Troopers", by Heinlein
"Saturn's Race", by Larry Niven

Nise' said...

I gave my daughter the book The Phantom of the Opera for Christmas as she is such a fan of the play. Hope she likes it as much as I do. Enjoy.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Have a super week of reading! :)

J F Norris said...

Bev -

Phantom of the Opera was first published in 1910 so its not Victorian. Anything after 1900 is considered Edwardian. :^D

I don't know know who set up the rules for that challenge but it shouldn't include anything past 1900 when Victoria died.

I've been meaning to read Charles Yu's book ever since I read the NY Times review for it. I'm on a sci-fi/alt universe/sci-fi mystery kick right now. Make sure you this week's upcoming Friday Forgotten Book post on one of the best sci-fi detective novels ever written.

You're literary historian stickler,

Bev Hankins said...

John: We've been given lee-way on the Victorian Challenge. I asked for permission on Phantom because Leroux WANTED to write during the Victorian era but his father forbade it.