Monday, May 17, 2010

It's Monday - What are you reading?

    It's Monday - What Are You Reading?  is a meme hosted by Sheila to let fellow bloggers and book-lovers know what we are reading.

    I spent a few days out in Vermont this last week on a business trip, and before I left I was able to head down to The Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, which is an awesome independent bookstore.  I had time and luggage constraints, so I only bought two books (The Whole Five Feet by Christopher Beha and The Island by Victoria Hislop), but I will definitely make a point of heading back there the next time I'm in the area (and I define "in the area" loosely -- from where I was, getting to Northshire was a 75 mile drive each way!)

    I  finished three books last week:  Honolulu by Alan Brennert, The Painted Veil by Somerset Maugham (both for my two book groups this week), and The Devil and Sherlock Holmes:  Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession by David Grann.  On the plate for this week are:
   Since I also decided that I'd start reading Ulysses on Bloomsday, I think I should also start doing some warm-up reading of Joyce.  Darn, I guess I have to hit the library.

   What are you reading this week?  Enjoy whatever it may be.



  1. Hi Suzanne, I am looking forward to discussing Painted Veil. Not because I loved it but because there seems to be so much to talk about. Am curious if you are in the loved it or disliked it category. I'm in the latter, unfortunately. Still, will be great to discuss.

  2. Oh I want to read The Painted Veil. I really enjoyed ANgela's Ashes. Have a wonderful week reading. My Monday:

  3. It's Monday!

    My What are you reading? is here.

    Happy Monday. :)


  4. I love getting a chance to check out book stores while I travel! Sounds like you picked up a couple good ones too!

    Have a great week!

  5. i'm almost done with Angela's Ashes and i'm still trying to wrap my brain and heart around the whole thing. i think it's going to be a good discussion!

    can't wait to see what you think of it.

  6. What a nice selection of books you have...enjoy them. Angela's Ashes is a really great book.

    Here's my post:


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