Monday, November 03, 2014

Monday Reading Update

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.

I didn't get a huge amount of reading done last week. Somehow, we'd managed to schedule a bunch of medical/dental stuff all in one week (I hate it when that happens), and that took up a lot of time that would have been reading time. Took my Kindle with me, and read as much as I could in the various waiting rooms. But that's not as easy as it used to be, now that all medical facilities have TVs blasting talk shows all day, and everyone in the place is on a cell phone. I find it so very strange that people will have the most intimate conversations right out loud on their phones, not caring who's hearing it.

But I digress.

I did manage to finish a couple of books last week:
  • Children of the Revolution, by Peter Robinson (The latest Inspector Banks mystery - number 21! Enjoyable, as always.)
  • The Dirty Book Murder, by Thomas Shawver (Which is the first book in a new mystery series set in the world of rare books and book collecting. And, no matter what the title and cover might make you think, not pornographic.)

OK, what's up this week? Well, the RIP/9 reading event/challenge ended October 31st, and I'm sort of mourning its passing. Just not ready to give up on reading the dark stuff. So this week, I'll be starting Bliss House, a ghost-y novel by Laura Benedict,

and possibly Blue Labyrinth, the new Pendergast thriller by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.

And to balance out all that darkness, I'm also reading something a bit lighter (although still a suspense tale, but romantic suspense): Murder at the Painted Lady, by Barbara Warren.

So that's it.  Oh, and I'm also thinking of signing up for a new fall reading challenge I stumbled onto the other day.  It's called The Come Sit a Spell Challenge, and it's hosted over at Book Dragon's Lair. It's appealingly free-form, and I'm thinking it might be just what I need to keep me on track with my reading for the rest of the year.


  1. It seems that all my medical stuff is bunched together these days as well. I HATE the TVs in waiting rooms.

  2. hospital waiting rooms are the worst. i can never concentrate enough to read. i do all my reading on the subway!

  3. Here's to hoping you have a great reading week with a good dose of suspense! :)

    Here's my Monday!

  4. Ah don't get me started on loud mobile phone conversations in public!
    I work in a bookshop & the things I've heard in the past 6 yrs- phew!!

    I hope this is a better reading week :-)

  5. Bliss House sounds good, I hope you find more reading time this week.

    Read on!
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out


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