Sunday, November 21, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Well, this week I'm still reading the same book I've been reading for the past couple of weeks. I have excuses. For one thing, it's a long, long book (but a good one). And for another, I've been traveling for the last two weeks, and just didn't really get a lot of reading time on the trip. I did visit a couple of interesting book stores and picked up quite a few books to bring home with me (more about that later). So the time spent traveling,visiting, and house-hunting wasn't wasted, but it was spent mostly not-reading.
  • This week:

    The book I'm reading this week is Kate Morton's recently-published new novel, The Distant Hours. I'm about halfway through it, and loving it so far. A little frustrating, the way it keeps shifting back and forth between time periods and characters, but I've come to expect that from Morton.


  • Up next:

    I need to finish up Juliet by Anne Fortier, which I started last month but put aside for other things.

    Also have to read that ARC of Charles Elton's Mr. Toppit that I've yet to get around to. So those are next on my list.

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. If you want to let the world know what books you're going to be reading this week, head on over to her blog and leave your link. It's also a great way to discover new books and new blogs.

15 comments:

  1. Oh my girlfriend just started "The Distant Hours". She seems to really be liking it.

    Isn't funny how traveling and being on the road seem like perfect times to catch up on reading, then somehow the reading doesn't happen? I am bad about stopping in the airport bookstores and buying another book when I am still on a great read.

    Anyways, this week I finished From Gatekeeper to Trusted Advisor by Andria Corso. This was a really great read for me since I am heavily considering going into Human Resources. This a great book for anyone who is in HR or wants to be a business leader and is probably the only business book that will teach the actual practices and behaviors required for HR to be true trusted partners to business leaders.

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  2. Not familiar with your book titles but Juliet looks good. Have a great week

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  3. You did good reading. Me? Still that aweful reading slump!

    Here is my Monday post!

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  4. The Distant Hours has been on my wish list...I haven't read this author, yet, but I've read several lately who do the time and character shift...it does require so much more attention, and lately, I'm easily distracted.

    Here's my Monday:

    http://laurelrainsnow.wordpress.com/2010/11/22/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-nov-22/

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  5. I can't wait to see what you think of The Distant Hours!

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  6. The Distant Hours looked so familiar, (duh) it is sitting on my stacks. Sometimes I scare myself.

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  7. I'll be waiting too for your thoughts on Distant Hours!

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  8. I had a mostly non-reading week myself. Kind of sad, actually, so here's to a more literary week for us both :)

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  9. I believe that's Morton's trademark for shifting through time via different characters. FYI Kate Morton is scheduled on Facebook via Indigo page to discuss her latest book or past works. It's this week so click I will participate to be part of this venue. Enjoy!

    PS Going to start on the book this week!

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  10. Hi , nice selection- might have to check out more closely.

    Happy Reading

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  11. The Distant Hours is one I am curious about too! Enjoy!

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  12. Distant Hours reminds me a little of My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares with the switching between characters and time periods. Juliet looks lovely!

    Have a fabulous reading week, a Happy Thanksgiving (if it applies ;o) ) and if you have a second take a look at what I’ve been reading at There’s A Book.

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  13. I think Juliet looks good! Thanks for sharing, and hopefully you'll find more reading time this week! Drop by http://www.sugarbeatsbooks.com/ to see my Christmas themed list!

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  14. Thanks, everyone, for dropping by!

    smellincoffee--
    Life on the road was hectic, but fun. Fortunately, I'm back home now and finally getting some reading done!

    Nise'--
    Yeah, that happens to me all the time. Hope it doesn't mean I've got too many books!

    Aisle B--
    Thanks for the heads up. I'll have to check that out.

    The1stdaughter--
    Haven't read anything by Ann Brashares yet, but I've got a couple of her books in my TBR stack. I'll get there one of these days!

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