Monday, August 16, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

This has been a rough and depressing week around here but I did manage to get a few things read and reviewed. This meme is hosted by Sheila at One Person's Journey Through a World of Books.

Books I completed this week are:

Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Been There, Haven't Done That by Tara McCarthy
Georgia's Kitchen by Jenny Nelson
A Slender Thread by Katharine Davis
Cooking With Fernet Branca by James Hamilton-Paterson

Bookmarks are still living in the middle of:

Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
Great Lakes Nature by Mary Blocksma (this is going to take me all year as I read her year's entries on the corresponding days of this year)
Daughter of the Queen of Sheba by Jackie Lyden
Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese

Reviews posted this week:

Bite Me by Christopher Moore
Old World Daughter, New World Mother by Maria Laurino
South Beach Sizzle by Suzanne Weyn and Diana Gonzalez

Books still needing to have reviews written (as opposed to the ones that are simply awaiting posting):

Water Wings by Kristen den Hartog
The Blessings of the Animals by Katrina Kittle
A Certain "Je Ne Sais Quoi" by Chloe Rhodes
Still Love in Strange Places by Beth Kephart
Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
The Last Rendevous by Anne Plantagenet
Hector and the Search for Happiness by Francois Lelord
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
The Quickening by Michelle Hoover
Molly Fox's Birthday by Deirdre Madden
Honolulu by Alan Brennert
Safe From the Sea by Peter Geye
The Miner's Daughter by Alice Duncan
Miss You Most of All by Elizabeth Bass
How to Mellify a Corpse by Vicki Leon
Room by Emma Donoghue
The Secret Confessions of Anne Shakespeare by Arliss Ryan
The Far Pavilions by M. M. Kaye
The Patience Stone by Atiq Rahimi
Ill-Equipped for a Life of Sex by Jennifer Lehr
The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi Durrow
Finding Marco by Kenneth Cancellara
Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea
Up From the Blue by Susan Henderson
Sweet Dates in Basra by Jessica Jiji
The Queen of Palmyra by Minrose Gwin
The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli
The Laments by George Hagen
Smart Girls Think Twice by Cathie Linz
Proust's Overcoat by Lorenza Foschini
Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Georgia's Kitchen by Jenny Nelson
A Slender Thread by Katharine Davis

Giveaway on the blog this week
The Outside Boy by Jeanine Cummins


  1. I have a huge stack of books that need to be reviewed sitting here, but you might be even worse off than I am!


  2. Everyone raves about Cutting for Stone (especially the ladies in my book club). Are you enjoying it?

  3. You had a good week. I like reading a book where you read an entry a day. October is always for A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny for me. My Monday Report is here. Happy reading!

  4. That's a LOT of books to be reviewed!

    Have a great reading week ahead! Here is my Mondays: Mailbox/Where Am I/Musings post.

  5. I keep a physical reading diary and that has not been kept up to date since I started an online blog. I review a book on paper, then write it up in my reading diary but recently have been jumping straight from paper to cyberspace!

    There are lots of loose papers in my reading diary now :)

    enjoy ur week


  6. Hope things are going ok for you. Your books look good. Secret Daughters sounds interesting.

  7. I want to read Bite Me. Thanks for the reminder!

    I need to get through my library books before the textbooks arrive. Here's what I'm reading this week.

  8. Wow! You have quite a pile waiting for you! Hopefully you still have time to run as well. :) Have a great week!

  9. Sorry you've had such a rough week, sending a hug your way :-)
    Yay for you getting 3 reviews done!
    Take care and hope this week improves.


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