Monday, October 31, 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 (click on titles for review):
To Join the Lost by Seth Steinzor (review coming Nov. 9th in a blog tour)
Let's All Kill Constance by Ray Bradbury
Hangman's Holiday by Dorothy L Sayers

Currently Reading:
Hide & Seek by Wilkie Collins: At the centre of the story, a secret waits to be revealed. Why should the apparently respectable painter Valentine Blyth refuse to account for the presence in his household of the beautiful girl known as Madonna? It is not until his young friend Zack Thorpe, in rebellion against his repressive father, gets into bad company and meets a mystery stranger that the secret of Madonna can be unravelled. [Still making my way through this one....I don't know if I'm ever going to make it.]

Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L Sayers:
When ad man Victor Dean falls down the stairs in the offices of Pym's Publicity, a respectable London advertising agency, it looks like an accident. Then Lord Peter Wimsey is called in, and he soon discovers there's more to copywriting than meets the eye. A bit of cocaine, a hint of blackmail, and some wanton women can be read between the lines. And then there is the brutal succession of murders -- each one a fixed fee for advertising a deadly secret.

Books that spark my interest:
Lucky Jim by Kinglsey Amis (for several challenges)
Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford (for several challenges)
Blood Atonement by Dan Waddell (for fun)


Robyn Ryle said...

I read Savage Beauty a few years ago. Kind of brutal, but reassuring in the, "Glad I'm not that crazy" kind of way.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, you're going to have a good week with these titles. Enjoy!

I'm curious about Savage Beauty.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Hide and Seek sounds good! Enjoy the week!

Carol said...

Do enjoy your reading week, Bev.


Julie said...

Wilkie Collins! I'm totally into reading more of his books ... see, I read Drood by Dan Simmons, written in the voice of Wilkie, and then I wanted to read his actual BOOKS. I read The Woman in White - liked it, the mystery and the twists were really good, but like most Victorian literature, why say it in 5 words when you can say it in 50? :)
THEN my reading friends told me that I really SHOULD read The Moonstone, which I already have downloaded on my Kindle for PC. I wonder if I can get to it before the end of the year?

Enjoy your reading week!