Monday, December 20, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I didn't finish any books last week, but I did make some progress with two that I'm reading right now. Also didn't get any reviews posted, but I've got several in process, and hope to get them done and on my blog later this week. Also need to write wrap-ups for a few of the reading challenges that are ending this month. But all the Christmas shopping and card-sending is done now, so I should be able to devote most of this week to bookish activities.
  • Finished last week:
    Nothing. That's: nothing, nada, zip.

  • Reading this week:
    The Weird Sisters, by Eleanor Brown. (This is an Early Reviewer book from Library Thing, and I really need to finish it up pretty quick. I'm having a little trouble staying with it, which doesn't really bode well.)

    The Thirty-Nine Steps
    , by John Buchan; and Operation Terror by Murray Leinster. Reading these on my iPad. They're both fairly short books, so I really should be able to zip right through them now that I've got some free time.

    First edition, 1962. Berkley Original; cover by Richard Powers.
    Cover image from

  • Up Next:
    I've got a number of ARCs that I really want to get to, including The Anatomy of Ghosts by Andrew Taylor, and A Widow's Story the new memoir by Joyce Carol Oates. But those will have to wait until after Christmas and probably until the first of the new year - think I've already got enough to keep me busy for the rest of 2010.

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. Good Monday Reading,

    I looked twice at JCO's book, The Widow's Story. Is that one of her new books? I didn't know about this one. I had joined the Oates challenge. Didn't make time to even start it. My fault. Well, Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  2. I'm reading a book about American wolves, and another about the Gilded Age. The latter keeps distracting me from the former! ;-)

  3. The Weird Sisters is an intriguing title, look forward to your review.

  4. I just received The Weird Sisters - I am interested to hear what you think about it!

  5. I have A Widow's Story on my's one I just heard about, so naturally I'm wanting it!

    Hope you enjoy your reading and your holidays.

    Here's my Monday:

  6. I enjoy reading as well. I get most of mine from he library. I was spending too much buying them.I have not read either of these. Thanks for visiting me today.

  7. The Anatomy of Ghosts has such a cool cover! Looks like an interesting read.

    I plan on getting to The 39 Steps one of these days (long TBR list...).

    But for now, here's my Monday:

  8. I have heard that same thing about Weird Sisters on other blogs... not as captivating as the reader hoped.

    Hope your week is wonderful!


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