Monday, October 1, 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.

Books Read (click on titles for review):
Murder at the Library of Congress by Margaret Truman
History of the Millennium (So Far) by Dave Barry (9/30/12) [208 pages]
The Anatomy of Ghosts by Andrew Taylor

Currently Reading:
Murder at the MLA by D J H Jones: As a Chicago homicide detective, Boaz Dixon has just about seen it all--or so he thinks until corpses begin accumulating at the Hotel Fairfax during the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association. The investigation takes him into a world unlike any he has ever encountered--the byzantine milieu of the contemporary academy, with its arcane jargon, endless posturings, power struggles, and puzzling factionalisms.To get to the bottom of these murders, Boaz decides to enlist some assistance. Enter Nancy Cook, a bright and resourceful assistant prof from Yale, whom Boaz quickly recruits as his guide and translator to help Boaz and his fellow cops confront the baffling questions in the case. Why had the Wellesley department chair, Susan Engleton, collapsed in her hotel suite? And Michael Alcott, the University of Arizona's formidable purveyor of the latest trends in critical theory: why had his body plummeted ten floors to the atrium lobby? Was this the work of a disgruntled hotel staff member, out to get even with his employer? Or could the culprit--or culprits--come from the ranks of the assembled academics? And, the most disturbing question of all: will the mayhem continue?
Books that spark my interest:
11/22/63 by Stephen King (I suppose I ought to just start on this chunky "little" novel and stop adding it to the list every week....)
The Penguin Book of Victorian Women in Crime by Michael Sims (ed) 
Lake of Sorrows by Erin Hart
Star Trek & Philosophy: The Wrath of Kant by Jason T Eberl & Kevin S Decker (eds)

1 comment:

dollycas aka Lori said...

I love Margaret Truman's series!
Happy Reading!