Monday, November 21, 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):
Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford
The Word for Everything by Roger Mitchell

Currently Reading:
Gaudy Night by Dorothy L Sayers: When Harriet Vane attends her Oxford reunion, known as the "Gaudy," the prim academic setting is haunted by a rash of bizarre pranks: scrawled obsentities, burnt effigies and poison-pen letters — including one that says, "Ask your boyfriend with the title if he likes arsenic in his soup." Some of the notes threaten murder; all are perfectly ghastly; yet in spite of their scurrilous nature, all are perfectly worded. And Harriet finds herself ensnared in a nightmare of romance and terror, with only the tiniest shreds of clues to challenge her powers of detection, and those of Lord Peter Wimsey.

Books that spark my interest:
The Pianist in the Dark by Michèle Halberstadt
Lucky Jim by Kinglsey Amis
The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte
English Music by Peter Ackroyd
An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear
(all for challenges)

8 comments:

Niina said...

Gaudy Nights sounds proberly spooky! :-O

Come see my Monday! And have a great week!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Savage Beauty has piqued my curiosity. Hope your week goes okay...so sorry about your grandfather.

Thanks for sharing.

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Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

You have quite a few good sounding books going!

Marce said...

Gaudy Night, ohhhhhhh sounds good

dollycas aka Lori said...

I need to work on challenge book too!!

Happy Reading!
Dollycas
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Yvette said...

Take care, Bev. Am thinking of you and your family. Why do these things ALWAYS seem to happen around this time of year?

Carol said...

Very sorry to hear about your grandfather. I hope you have happy memories to sustain you through the holidays. Thinking of you and your family and wishing you the best.

Peggy@Peggy Ann's Post said...

My thoughts and prayers with you and yours Bev. 95 years is good run though!