Monday, August 1, 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

It was a pretty slow reading week....

Books Read Last Week (click on titles for review):
Random Walk by Lawrence Block
Tom Fleck: A Novel of Cleveland & Flodde
n by Harry Nicholson

Currently Reading
Seven Gothic Tales by Isak Dinesen: Originally published in 1934, Seven Gothic Tales, the first book by "one of the finest and most singular artists of our time" (The Atlantic), is a modern classic. Here are seven exquisite tales combining the keen psychological insight characteristic of the modern short story with the haunting mystery of the nineteenth-century Gothic tale, in the tradition of writers such as Goethe, Hoffmann, and Poe. [Still...this one is turning into a long haul....]

Evvie by Vera Caspary (author of Laura): Evvie and her friend Louise share a studio apartment and most of their confidences. When Evvie is found murdered, a scandal develops involving one secret which has remained unshared. The story tak
es place in Chicago in the 1920s when financially independent girls were growing in number and seeking freedoms previously denied to them.

Books that spark my interest:
The Affair of the 39 Cufflinks by James Anderson
Shatterday by Harlan Ellison
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The High Crusade by Poul Anderson


Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I liked, but didn't love Book Thief. (I read BT, though, after I had seen gushing review after gushing review, so I came to the book with Big Expectations.)

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ewie looks and sounds really good. Hope you enjoy your reading, and thanks for visiting my blog.

Carol said...

All new titles to me

Have a great reading week, Bev.


Kathy Martin said...

You had a good week. It also looks like some classic science fiction in your future. Happy reading!

dollycas aka Lori said...

Evvie sounds really good!!


Shirley @ My Bookshelf said...

Doyycas aka Lori took the words right out of my mouth! Evvie looks fascinating!!

Come on over to see what I am reading at My Bookshelf

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

OOH enjoy the books!

Anonymous said...

Evvie looks like a fantastic book and I love that cover too!

Yvonne said...

Have a great week!

Unknown said...

Enjoy your reading week!