Monday, November 8, 2010

It's Monday -- What are you Reading?

  It's Monday - What are you Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at bookjourney to allow us to share with others in the book-loving cyberworld what is on our reading plates.

  This week I finished the following books:
 (I was having a rough week, and reading seemed to be my only solace; of course the subject matter of most of these titles were a little on the bleak side, so I don't know how much help it was....)

   Books in Progress:
  Hopefully this week will be better than the last -- on Saturday I will be volunteering at my library book sale (yeah, I know, fox in charge of the hen-house) so if I need to feel better I can just spend a little money for a lot of new (to me) books.

  What are you reading this week?


  1. nice lists! what do you think of finkler and the best european fiction? I enjoyed that anthology and thought finkler was a thought-provoking, not-what-I-was-expecting read. can't wait to see your reviews!

  2. Hello!

    Good of you to ask :)

    My #FridayReads was Count Zero but I finished it over the weekend.

    I then picked up Blink by Malcolm Gladwell which is my Monday Reads book. Very interesting, fascinating in fact.

    Best wishes,

  3. Your reading for last week seems a little bleak indeed. Even Tulip Fever wasn't too uplifting.

    I hope you like The Forgotten Garden. I thought it was quite a nice book, although nothing too special. Enjoy! Leeswammes (Judith)

  4. I'm still waiting on The Finkler Question to come into the library for me.

    My Monday post is here

  5. Silas Marner is one I've wanted to read since I read Scenes From a Clerical Life in univ. Hope you like it. Here's my Monday post.

  6. How far are you in Silas Marner? I found the first 100 pages very dry and requiring concentration to get into (i.e., not while my son is trying to get my attention), but the last half was refreshing. Still, not my favorite Eliot! I think, once again, we'll have a good discussion this month.

  7. These are some interesting books I have never heard of-but am going to do some research-thank you for sharing.

  8. The Forgotten Garden is on my TBR list!! I cant wait to see what you thought about it! Hope you have a great week!! Happy Reading!

  9. You read some awesome titles last week! I have the Forgotten Garden and have not read it yet but want to! :)

  10. I received for review Expiation by Greg Messel from Author Solutions.

  11. I hope this week is better for you. With a library sale I'm sure it will be - lots of lovely bargains.

    I enjoyed The Forgotten Garden - easy and entertaining reading.

  12. Marie -- I am enjoying The Finkler Question even though like you it's not quite what I expected. I'm struggling through the European anthology -- some of the stories are good, others must have lost something in the translation for me.

    Judith/Carrie/Sheila/Cat -- I am also enjoying The Forgotten Garden; I love the way the author is putting the pieces of the puzzle together so far, allowing the reader to figure out what is going on on their own.

    Rebecca -- I think I'm on about chapter 7 so far of Silas Marner. It is a bit slow going, but poor Silas has been through a lot already.

    Teacher/Learner -- I'll let you know how I feel about Silas Marner when I'm done....

  13. Research and wishlist books make up the bulk of my reading last week. Here's what I'm reading this week.


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