Monday, November 26, 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):
Death of an Old Girl by Elizabeth Lemarchad
Death in the Memorial Garden by Katie Deviny
Catch as Catch Can by Frances & Richard Lockridge
Currently Reading: 
Star Trek & Philosophy: The Wrath of Kant by Jason T Eberl & Kevin S Decker (eds):
Philosophy and space travel are characterized by the same fundamental purpose: exploration. An essential guide for both philosophers and Trekkers, Star Trek and Philosophy combines a philosophical spirit of inquiry with the beloved television and film series to consider questions not only about the scientific prospects of interstellar travel but also the inward journey to examine the human condition. The expansive topics range from the possibilities for communication among different cultural backgrounds to questions about the stoic temperament exhibited by Vulcans to Ferengi business practices. Specifically chosen to break new ground in exploring the philosophical dimensions of Star Trek, these articles boldly go where no philosopher has gone before. [STILL...this is a difficult read.  Good, but dense.]
Slowly, Slowly in the Wind by Patricia Highsmith: assembles many of Patricia Highsmith's most nuanced and psychologically suspenseful works. Rarely has an author articulated so well the hypocrisies of the Catholic Church while conveying the delusions of a writer's life and undermining the fantasy of suburban bliss. Each of these twelve pieces is a crystal-clear snapshot of lives both static and full of chaos.
Books that spark my interest:
These are the remaining books needed to finish off challenges:
Cover-up by Anthony Olver
The Three Evangelists by Fred Vargas
Dancing with Death by Joan Coggin
Murder Christmas by Agatha Christie
Plum Pudding Murder by Joanne Fluke
The Cat Who Came For Christmas by Cleveland Amory
A Christmas Promise by Anne Perry

 And Library books that need reading:
The Female Detective by Andrew Forrester
Below Stairs by Margaret Powell 
Women of Mystery by Martha Hailey Dubose 


Gina @ Hott Books said...

Let me know how you like the Trekkie book. It looks so interesting but SO difficult. Let me know if if gets any lighter

Bev Hankins said...

It is very good...but I don't think it's going to get any lighter. The best one was on the ST Next Gen episode "Darmok"--which is one of my favorites.