Monday, September 9, 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.
Well, I managed to read in one week the number of books read in the previous two, but I'm still behind on GoodReads. Onward, Bev, Onward!:

Books Read (click on titles for review): 
This New & Poisonous Air by Adam McOmber  
Murder & Blueberry Pie by Frances & Richard Lockridge
The Croquet Player by H. G. Wells  
Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie
Malcolm Sage, Detective by Herbert Jenkins

Currently Reading:
The Yard by Alex Grecian: Victorian London is a cesspool of crime, and Scotland Yard has only twelve detectives—known as “The Murder Squad”—to investigate countless murders every month. Created after the Metropolitan Police’s spectacular failure to capture Jack the Ripper, The Murder Squad suffers rampant public contempt. They have failed their citizens. But no one can anticipate the brutal murder of one of their own . . . one of the twelve . . .When Walter Day, the squad’s newest hire, is assigned the case of the murdered detective, he finds a strange ally in the Yard’s first forensic pathologist, Dr. Bernard Kingsley. Together they track the killer, who clearly is not finished with The Murder Squad . . . but why?

The End of the Alphabet by C. S. Richardson (a reread for a challenge): is a tender, intimate story of an ordinary life defined by an extraordinary love.  Just as Ambrose Zephyr is turning fifty, he is told by his doctor that he has one month to live. Reeling from the news, he and Zipper embark on a whirlwind expedition to the places he has most loved or has always longed to visit, from A to Z, Amsterdam to Zanzibar. As they travel to Italian piazzas, Turkish baths, and other romantic destinations, all beautifully evoked by the author, Zipper struggles to deal with the grand unfairness of their circumstances as she buoys Ambrose with her gentle affection and humor. Meanwhile, Ambrose reflects on his life, one well lived, and comes to understand that death, like life, will be made bearable by the strength and grace of their devotion.
Books that spark my interest:
The Dreadful Hollow by Nicholas Blake  
A Love Worth Giving by Max Lucado 
The Haunted Doll's House by M. R. James
Famous Ghost Stories by Bennett Cerf (ed)
The Temple of Death by A. C. & R. H. Benson
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Looks like you had a good week and another good one coming up.


I am out of town and not getting too much reading done, but I am having fun. Went to a Hachette book event and received 9 books. The event was FABULOUS. I am still here visiting my son.

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