Monday, November 4, 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 seem to be doing this in two weeks increments.  Here's the list since the last time I checked in:


Books Read (click on titles for review): 
Laddie: A True Blue Story by Gene Stratton-Porter 
The Water Room by Christopher Fowler
Gently Go Man by Alan Hunter 
Once Upon a Crime by M. D. Lake
Through a Glass, Darkly by Helen McCloy
Mystery & Crime: NYPL Book of Answers by Jay Pearsall
By a Woman's Hand by Jean Swanson & Dean James 
Maid to Murder by Roy Vickers 
Shell Game by Richard Powell
Kemp's Last Case by M. R. D. Meek 

Currently Reading:
 Good-bye to All That by Robert Graves: The quintessential memoir of the generation of Englishmen who suffered in WWI is among the bitterest autobiographies ever written. Robert Graves's stripped-to-the-bone prose seethes with contempt for his class, his country, his military superiors & the civilians who mindlessly cheered the carnage from the safety of home. His portrait of the stupidity & petty cruelties endemic in England's elite schools is almost as scathing as his depiction of trench warfare. Nothing could equal his bone-chilling litany of meaningless death, horrific encounters with gruesomely decaying corpses & even more appalling confrontations with the callousness & arrogance of the military command. Yet this scarifying book is consistently enthralling.

Books that spark my interest:
The Wit & Humor of Oscar Wilde by Alvin Redman (ed)
Death Is in the Air by Kate Kingsbury
The Bamboo Blonde by Dorothy B. Hughes
The Murder Stone by Charles todd

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

That is great you read all those books in two weeks. I am lucky to get ONE done a week. :)

ENJOY your week.

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