Monday, November 28, 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):
Gaudy Night by Dorothy L Sayers
The Pianist in the Dark by Michéle Halberstadt
Dragons of Light by Orson Scott Card (ed)
Corpus Christmas by Margaret Maron
The High Crusade by Poul Anderson
Busman's Honeymoon by Dorothy L Sayers
Striding Folly plus two other Wimsey short stories by Dorothy L Sayers

Currently Reading:
The Prince Lost to Time by Ann Dukthas:
In this second mystery in the series featuring the time-traveling scholar Nicholas Segalla, the sleuth uncovers the mysterious fate of the lost dauphin, Louis Charles, the young son Queen Marie Antoinette left behind when she was forced to mount the scaffold in 1793. As the flames of revolution spread through France, they quickly engulfed the Royal Family, whose fairy-tale life in the magnificent palace of Versailles was shattered during the violent and bloody Reign of Terror. First to face the executioner was King Louis XVI, followed nine months later by his beautiful queen, the passionate Marie Antoinette. Several months before her death, her young son and heir to the throne was torn from her arms, disappearing into the annals of history. Although many presumed him dead, legends sprang up about the boy who would be king - did he die? If not, what happened to him? To keep his promise to the doomed queen, Segalla braves treachery to find the answer.

Books that spark my interest:
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)


Lindsey said...

The Prince Lost to Time sounds like a good one. I must get some historical fiction in my reading pile, pronto!
Happy Reading!

pussreboots said...

The Club Dumas is a great book. It was the inspiration for The Ninth Gate movie, also excellent but very different than the book.

If it weren't for the audio books we listened to while stuck in holiday traffic, I wouldn't have gotten much read this week. Please come see what we've read.