Monday, December 19, 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):
An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear
A Christmas Guest by Anne Perry
That Hideous Strength by C. S. Lewis

Currently Reading:
The Praise Singer by Mary Renault: Born into a stern farming family on the island of Keos, Simonides escapes his harsh childhood through a lucky apprenticeship with a renowned Ionian singer. As they travel through 5th century B.C. Greece, Simonides learns not only how to play the kithara and compose poetry, but also how to navigate the shifting alliances surrounding his rich patrons. He is witness to the Persian invasion of Ionia, to the decadent reign of the Samian pirate king Polykrates, and to the fall of the Pisistratids in the Athenian court. Along the way, he encounters artists, statesmen, athletes, thinkers, and lovers, including the likes of Pythagoras and Aischylos.

Books that spark my interest:
Lucky Jim by Kinglsey Ami
Perfect Reader by Maggie Pouncey
City of Light by Lauren Belfert
The Queen's Pawn by Christy English
The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou
(all for challenges)


Peggy@Peggy Ann's Post said...

I picked up That Hideous Strength not realizing it was part of the science fiction book set. I'm not much into that but I will read it eventually. Can't wait for jan. 1 so I can get started on my vintage mysteries! Merry Christmas Bev!

Bev Hankins said...

Merry Christmas, Peggy!