Monday, July 2, 2012

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.

I was on vacation last week, so this is two week's worth.

Books Read (click on titles for review):
O' Artful Death by Sarah Stewart Taylor
The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare 
And Four to Go  by Rex Stout
Not a very good showing for two weeks....but I spent all of last week on vacation, driving with my husband along Route 66.  Acting as navigator doesn't leave much time for reading anything beyond maps and travel guides.  Hopefully, I'll be able to pick up the pace again. 
Currently Reading:
 The 39 Steps by John Buchan: Richard Hannay's ennui comes to an abrupt end when a murder is committed in his flat. Only a few days before the dead man had revealed to him an assassination plot which would have terrible consequences for international peace. Fearing the police will see him as the obvious suspect and desperate to escape the killers, Hannay goes on the run in his native Scotland. There, among the wild moors, he needs all his courage and ingenuity to stay one step ahead of his pursuers.
Fatal Induction  by Bernadette Pajer: The race to win an electrical competition incites Professor Benjamin Bradshaw's obsession for invention. The contest winner's telephonic system will deliver music of the Seattle Grand Theater to homes throughout the city, and Bradshaw is confident he can win. But he is diverted by a peddler and a child gone missing. When Bradshaw discovers that the peddler's child may have witnessed a murder, he follows her trail, which takes him to the Seattle waterfront and into the seedy underworld of bars and brothels. Frustrated by the police department's apathy and caught between power struggles, he doesn't know whom to trust. Each step of his investigation entangles him deeper in crime and corruption until he realizes that, to save the peddler's child, he must transform his contest entry into a trap to catch a killer.
Books that spark my interest:
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell 
Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen
The Nine Wrong Answers by John Dickson Carr
The Fifth Man by Manning Coles


Nise' said...

Can't go wrong with North and South and Sense and Sensibility!!

Ryan said...

Hope you have a great week.