Monday, September 13, 2010

It's Monday! What Am I Doing?

Do you hear that? That tapping? No, it's more like a rattle. Something shaking or quivering and making a tap-tap-tap-tap-tap sound. Every time I make a move. It's driving me nuts. But I can't figure out where it's coming from. Just a second while I change chairs.

OK. Starting over. Now then, what's been going on? Well, we got the bedroom rearranged. Got a lot of stuff stored. Got rid of a lot of junk. Got my work area out of the bedroom and into the study.... I know that's not what you want to hear about, but that is why I haven't been getting much reading done so far in September. Well, that and all that U.S. Open tennis I've been watching. But that's all behind me now and it's back to the books – or, as George Costanza would say, I'm back, baby, I'm back!

So, here's how things stack up:
  • Last couple of weeks -

    Finished All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost by Lan Samantha Chang (should have a review up shortly)

    Finished The Inheritance by Simon Tolkien (ditto on the review)

  • This week -

    Reading Anne Fortier's Juliet which I started last month.

  • In the wings -

    Too much to choose from, as usual. But I'm thinking it'll probably be something for the RIP/V Challenge, so some of the possibilities are Stephen King's The Dark Half which I got from the library last week, or Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle, which has been on my TBR list for decades now (I'm determined to get it read this year). Or maybe something by Agatha Christie – haven't read anything by Dame Agatha in several years, and I've got a sudden hankering for some nice cozy Marple or Poirot.

So that's my reading life at the moment. Now if I can just figure out where that tapping is coming from (it obviously wasn't the chair) – I'll be able to get back to it.

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.


  1. Definitely pick up a Christie. There's an Agatha Christie blog tour going on right now that you might find interesting.

    Have a great week!

  2. Love the tap tap tapping.... I am hoping it is an external noise and not internal.... I am thinking for me it would probably be my bones as I move. I swear I creak.... LOL :D

  3. Right now I'm reading a Barbara Delinsky's book "The Secret Between Us".

    For my next read, you got me in a Cozy Mystery state of mind. So I guess I will have to see which one I will be reading next.

  4. My first time at your blog! It looks great.

    I'm reading The Weight of Silence for the R.I.P. Challenge right now. Quite an easy read, but a beautiful book (reminds me of Jodi Picoult).

  5. You did good!

    Have a great reading week ahead! Here is my Mondays: Mailbox/Where Am I/Musings post.

  6. Hope you figure out what the noise is, Joy. As long as it's not a beating heart, you're ok. Hey, you could read some Poe next.

  7. I haven't read any Stephen King in awhile...The Dark Half sounds good; I actually saw the movie.

    I also have Lisey's Story, a Stephen King book, on my stacks.

    Have fun with the reading (and house rearranging and straightening!).

    Here's my reading week:

  8. Love the George reference!! I like your header too..where have I been? Hope you figure out where that crazy noise is coming from and enjoy your reading this week!

  9. I gutted my son's bedroom last week and need to do my office next. I've got Juliet up next as well.


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