Monday, May 30, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I actually managed to finish a book last week and do a report on it right away! I'm hoping this means I'm finally completely done with the dreaded reading slump I fell into for a few weeks there. Don't know about you, but when I'm not getting any reading done, I feel like the whole of creation is slightly askew. But now that I'm back among my books, all's right with the world! So, here's the lineup:
  • Read and reviewed last week:

    A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan.

  • Reading this week:

    Tassy Morgan's Bluff, by Jim Stinson (This is an Early Reviewer book from Library Thing and it's taking me much too long to get it read. Must do better.)

    Mr. Chartwell, by Rebecca Hunt (Ditto. Another Early Reviewer book, but this one arrived many months late -- so I don't feel so bad about not having finished it yet.)

  • Next up:

    Iron House, by John Hart and Prophecy, by S.J. Parris. ARCs -- again, books that should have been read and reviewed by now (Parris' book came out in March). But I also want to read something for one of the many reading challenges I'm involved in this year. And since I haven't read anything for the Aussie Authors Challenge yet, I'm thinking I might try Joan Lindsay's Picnic at Hanging Rock if I can find a copy. Loved the movie, and I've always wanted to see how faithful it was to the book.

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. Droping by to say Hi *waves*
    Following you...

    Here's my Monday list

    by Era Penera
    by TheJay2xA

  2. Looks like some good reads here - enjoy them Joy!

  3. I just received Tassy Morgan's Bluff in the mail, so it will be a little while until I read it, but it sounds good. Enjoy your books and your week. My Monday:

  4. I'll be watching to see what you think of Iron House. The other people who go to the Book Your Lunch events I attend love Hart's work.

  5. I have Tassy Morgan's Bluff on my wish list. Hope you enjoy it.

    Thanks for sharing your reads...and now I'm going to check out your review of Goon Squad.


  6. I like the cover of Mrs. Chartwell. This coming week is my last week off before summer session. I have a few books I want to finish before school begins. Come see what they are.

  7. You did good. Come, have a look at what I read last week!

    Here is my Monday: Mailbox/What Are You Reading?/Musings post!


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