Monday, October 17, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Much better week, last week -- where reading is concerned, anyway. Now if the weather would just keep improving, the fall would be shaping up quite nicely.
  • Finished last week
    I actually managed to finish four books last week:
    Mrs. Malory and A Time to Die, by Hazel Holt; The Killings at Badger's Drift, by Caroline Graham; and The Man in Lower Ten, and Episode of the Wandering Knife, both by Mary Roberts Rinehart.

    This past week, I also realized that I've completed quite a few of the reading challenges I signed up for this year. So now I need to get lots of reviews written and start working on my wrap-up posts.

  • Reading this week
    I'm still plugging away at my last Early Reviewer book from Library Thing -- Literary Brooklyn by Evan Hughes. It's taking me an amazingly long time to get through it, which is probably not a good sign. I've also started Third Girl by Agatha Christie, and Mr. Murder by Dean Koontz, and I've got a really strong suspicion that the Hughes book may have to wait until those two are finished.

  • Up next
    Still have plenty of unread ARCs to choose from (shame on me!), and I've yet to read anything for the Battle of the Prizes Challenge (British version), so I'm keeping that in mind.
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. I've enjoyed a few of the Mrs. Mallory books, and Agatha's,of course. Mary Rinehart I've not yet read. Happy week of reading!

  2. I haven't read any of these yet. My Monday is at

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog. The Doris Lessing book was one that I wasn't sure that I had or hadn't read before...details escape me after many years. As it turned out, I hadn't read it before.

    Another reason I'm glad to be reviewing all the books I read these days...memories.

    I think I should try one of Mary Roberts Rinehart's books...they do look fascinating.

    Enjoy your week!

  4. Wow! Congrats on the Four Books! I hope this week goes just as awesome for you! :)

    Happy Reading!

  5. You read some good books. I am still slow after my LONG reading slump but catching up!

    Here is my post!

  6. I have read almost everything Dean Koontz has written - Mr. Murder is pretty good!

  7. Third Girl is excellent! I hope you enjoyed the Killing at Badger's Drift as much as I did. Have a great week, Joy, and happy reading!

  8. Isn't it nice to have a good supply to chose from?


  9. It sounds like you're in your reading groove. I hope to read more once it cools off.

  10. You had a great week!

    I spent last week rebooting my blog on Wordpress. I hope you will stop by and let me know what you think.


  11. Great reading week and congrats on completing your reading challenges.

  12. I want to read a Rinehart book sometime. Ryan (wordsmithsonia) raves about them and has me curious!!

  13. I love the Mrs. Malory books! And I have the Rinehart sitting in my TBR pile. I'm still trying to get back into my reading groove. Reading classics like Middlemarch &, now, Hide & Seek, have slowed me down a bit.

    Here's my Monday:


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