Monday, May 16, 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):
Queen of the Flowers by Kerry Greenwood
The Man on the Balcony by
Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö
Dancers in Mourning by Margery Allingham
A Piece of Justice by Jill Paton Walsh
Tom Brown's Schooldays by Thomas Hughes
Killer Dolphin by Ngaio Marsh
What Alice Knew by Paula Marantz Cohen
Past Tense by Catherine Aird

Currently Reading:
Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne: is narrated by the title character in a series of digressions and interruptions that purportedly show the "life and opinions" — part of the novel's full title — of Tristram. Composed of nine "Books" originally published between 1759-1767, the novel has more to do with Shandy family members and their foibles and history than it seemingly does with Tristram himself. However, it is through Tristram's relating the actions, beliefs, and opinions of his family members — primarily his father, Walter Shandy, and his paternal Uncle Toby — that the reader gets a clearer picture of Tristram's character


Books that spark my interest:
The Castle of Llyr by Lloyd Alexander
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
The Bloody Wood by Michael Innes
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield




5 comments:

CMash said...

Oh my...you sure did a lot of reading done last week...you read more in one week than I do in a month. But I am more concerned as to how you made out today going back to work. How do you feel? Hoping you didn't overdo!!! You still need to rest!!!!!

Dizzy C said...

Do hope all goes well going back to work.

Another busy reading week for you, I see.

I read The Thirteenth Tale a while back, a lovely gothic style of read. I do wonder why Diane Setterfield has not written anything since.

carol

Shirley said...

I hope the half-days go well and don't zap your strength. That's a great list of books read! I'm sure you enjoyed being able to do that.

Ryan G said...

I adore The Thirteenth Tale, one of my favorite reads of this year so far.

Col (Col Reads) said...

I hope you're feeling better, Bev. The Chronicles of Prydain were my absolute favorite books growing up. The Castle of Llyr is interesting, as it focuses on Princess Eilonwy, rather than Taran. It was my favorite of the series! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it!