Monday, August 26, 2013

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 slacked off last week and didn't do a Monday post--so this is two weeks' worth of reading (and a paltry amount for two weeks it is--especially with my participation in the Bout of Books Read-a-Thon):

Books Read (click on titles for review): 
Age of Desire by Jennie Fields 
The Monster of Florence by Magdalen Nabb 
Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen 
The Door by Mary Roberts Rinehart 
Currently Reading: 
Poems & Prose by Christina Rossetti (ed. by Jan Marsh): This edition contains Rossetti's strongest and most distinctive work: poetry (including "Goblin Market", "The Prince's Progress", and the sonnet sequence "Monna Innominata"), stories (including the complete text of "Maude"), devotional prose, and personal letters. Those poems which Rossetti published, and those which she withheld from publication, are here brought together in chronological order, allowing the reader to observe her poetic trajectory. This edition also records the major revisions made by Rossetti when preparing her poems for publication. It brings together the fullest range of Rossetti's poetry and prose in one volume, and is an indispensable introduction to this entrancing writer.
Death at the Bar by Ngaio Marsh: Settling in for a cozy night of brandy and darts at the pub, an inebriated lawyer suffers a seemingly harmless dart puncture. But within moments of his injury, the unlucky barrister loses more than a simple game of darts -- he loses his life. Called in to investigate this alleged accident, Inspector Roderick Alleyn wonders about the rules of this friendly bar game -- and probes into a pub full of motives for murder.... 

Books that spark my interest:
The Dreadful Hollow by Nicholas Blake  
A Love Worth Giving by Max Lucado 
A Bullet in the Ballet by Caryl Brahms & S. J. Simon 
Rules for Murder by Julianna Deering

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