Monday, April 13, 2009

Mailbox Monday, and It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. And although this is the first time I've actively participated, I've been checking it out for quite a while now, and enjoying reading about everyone's weekly loot.

These days, my mailbox is not quite as full as it once was because I've cut way back on requesting ARCs, and I'm trying (really I am) to cut back on book-buying, too. But over the last week or so my mailbox hath runneth over, so here's my list:

Angels of Destruction by Keith Donohue (Shelf Awareness)
The Book of God and Physics by Enrique Joven (LibraryThing Early Reviewers – bonus book)
The Old Man and Me by Elaine Dundy (LibraryThing Early Reviewers)
Stone's Fall by Iain Pears (Shelf Awareness, I think)
The Forgery of Venus by Michael Gruber (Book Closeouts)
The Falls: A Novel by Joyce Carol Oates (Book Closeouts)
The Babes in the Woods by Ruth Rendell (Book Closeouts)

It's Monday! What Are You Reading This Week? is a weekly event hosted by J. Kaye of J. Kaye's Book Blog, "to list the books completed last week, the books currently being read, and the books to finish this week."

Well, last week I finished one book, The Way Through the Woods, by Colin Dexter, and I'm working on a short review which I hope to have posted soon (of course, around here "soon" is a relative term). [See Review]

I started reading The Book of God and Physics right after it arrived, and I'll be continuing with that one this week. It's a strange book which, so far, reads more like history than fiction; not exactly a page turner, but it's holding my interest.

I'll also be starting The Old Man and Me this week – I usually try to get through those Early Reviewer books as soon as I can. And then I still have to finish up The Hours, by Michael Cunningham. Wow, that's a lot of reading for a slowpoke such as moi, so I better get busy!


  1. You had a good week. I'm excited about Angels of Destruction.

  2. Good week indeed :D
    Enjoy the books

  3. I cut back on the arc requests too. That said, the book I'm reading now is an arc and another one should be arriving any day. That's it for a while. I have so many other books just waiting to be read as well as a list on request from the library. My book cup runneth over (I believe I've read that phrase elsewhere on blogs lately). My mailbox is up.

  4. Interesting titles! The only one I've heard of is Stone's Fall, and that's because I got it last week.

  5. I loved The Hours! The Falls by JCO was excellent on audio. Enjoy all your books!

  6. I understand about feeling slow. I feel that I have to read tens times more just to keep up. ;)

  7. You got a lot of interesting books this week, despite trying to cut back :) I have STONE"S FALL on my shelf, too.

    My Mailbox Monday is here.

    Enjoy your books, Joy!

    She is Too Fond of Books

  8. Wow - I wish my mailbo had that kind of stuff in it!

  9. Welcome and thank you for stopping by the mailbox this week. Enjoy your books!


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