Sunday, October 10, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Well, I didn't manage to do a "what are you reading?" post last Monday, mainly because I was still reading the same books I'd been reading the week before. Same ol' same ol'. Also had a lot of family history info I needed to get entered in my databases, and that cut into my reading time pretty significantly. But now that that's done, I'm hoping to get back on track. Or at least figure out where the track is.

Anyway, here's an update of how things stand:
  • Last two weeks -

    Finished reading Cards on the Table, by Agatha Christie (link is to my review).

    Finished reading The House Next Door, by Anne Rivers Siddons (hope to get a review up later today or tomorrow).

    Also read Animal Farm, by George Orwell. Not much to say about that one. I enjoyed it, but not as much as I enjoyed 1984. Still, it's one of those books everyone should read.

    Posted a few more reviews:

    The Egypt Game, by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
    All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost, by Lan Samantha Chang
    The Spider Bites, by Medora Sale

  • This week -

    I''m still reading The Dark Half by Stephen King, and Juliet by Anne Fortier. Also started a book I picked up last time I visited the library: Book of Shadows by Alexandra Sokoloff. Really shouldn't have done that, but so far it's too good to put aside.

  • In the wings -

    Still have several ARCs to get to and many, many reviews to catch up on; but now that I've made a bit of a start I'm hoping I can keep up the good work.

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. Hello Joy, just found your blog via the Monday meme.

    I used to research my family history too and I know how much time that can cost - and how addictive it is!

    But you're back to reading now, which is also good fun. Happy reading this week! Do visit my blog if you like.

  2. Book of Shadow got my interest. Glad you are enjoying it. I will have to check it out. Have a wonderful week.

  3. I think I am going to join in on a read a long for 1984. I have never read it.

    Have a super week Joy :)

  4. Didn't realize that Siddons wrote horror too. Enjoy your books.

  5. I've had that happen, too, where my Monday post would be a carbon copy of last week's :D

    I remember reading Animal Farm in high school & not liking it too much. It could be the age gap between now & then. I might try 1984 since it's a classic & all.

    Here's my Monday meme. Cheers!

  6. Interesting list of books. Thanks for the recommendation on Agatha Christie's Cards On The Table...I'm adding it to my TBR list. I'm currently reading an interesting book called "Rain Dance" by Joy DeKok. It's a Christin fiction book about two women who become friends in the most unlikely of circumstances. One is dealing with infertility and the other abortion. I can't seem to put it down.

  7. Book of shadows sounds like a good read!

    I hope you enjoy your week...

  8. Hope you enjoy your week -- Book of Shadows is on my list as well! Here's my Mailbox: Coffee and a Book Chick -- Mailbox Monday...

  9. Great list! I still have Juliet on my TBR list...probably won't get to it for a good while (there's an enormous amount of books ahead of it).

    Here's mine:

  10. You're exactly right; Animal Farm IS one that everyone should read at least once! It's actually one of my favorite required reads from school! LOL!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

    Off to read your reviews!


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