Monday, March 23, 2009

It's Monday! What are you reading this week?

This weekly-reading roundup is hosted by J. Kaye. If you want to participate or just see what everyone is reading this week, head on over to her blog.

Last week, I finished A.S. Byatt's Angels & Insects, and started The Private Patient, by P.D. James. Also started Angels & Demons by Dan Brown; I grabbed it to take along to the dentist's office mainly because it was lying on the table by the front door and it fit nicely in my purse. Now I'm hooked. I seem to have a thing for books about angels, don't I? Strange. Anyway, this week I'll be trying to finish up those two.

Next up: The Way Through the Woods, an Inspector Morse mystery by Colin Dexter, and The Hours by Michael Cunningham.


  1. The Hours by Michael Cunningham: Did you watch the movie? I'd be curious how close it came to the book.

  2. I'm glad to hear you're enjoying Angels & Demons. I recently got The DaVinci Code and several people have told me to read Angels & Demons first.

  3. I enjoyed Angels & Demons.
    I am almost done with a scrapbooking mystery (book 5 in the series) called Frill Kill by Laura Childs. The books aren't deep, but they are quick and fun. Sometimes that is perfect when life is heavy or after a darker themed book.

  4. Hi Joy, You do read some interesting things. I haven't read Angels & Demons yet. I did read The DaVinci code. I hope you have a great week!

  5. I liked Angels and Demons best of all four of his books. I have The Hours on my shelves and haven't gotten to it yet. I inadvertantly saw the film first and like to let a lot of time go by before I read a book when that happens. The movie had the very best of actors in it, that's for sure. I have yet to read Byatt-Possession is the one people always seem to recommend to me. I must try her. Happy reading.

  6. I gave you an award its here on my blog Bella is reading .... I love your blog.

  7. I liked Angels & Demons better than The Da Vinci Code.
    How's The Private Patient shaping up? I've been wanting to read that one.

  8. J.Kaye--
    Haven't seen the movie yet. I had it on my Netflix list, but I've taken it off for now - I want to read the book first!

    Well, I'm about a third of the way into A&D, and I really don't think it matters much that I read DaVinci first. I suppose you do get a little more in-depth view of Robert Langdon in A&D, but I don't think the reading order is really crucial.

    Thanks very much for the award! I've put up a post about it, and as soon as I can get a bit caught up on reviews, I'll pass it on.

    So far, The Private Patient is looking like it might be one of James's best. Her books always take a while for the action to unfold. I was almost 100 pages into the story before Dalgliesh made his appearance.

    Thanks, everyone, for the visits this week.


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