Monday, October 18, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Hmmm. I reviewed three but read five. I don't think I'm going in the right direction on the read versus reviewed ratio. Oh well! At least something got reviewed this week. A step in the right direction anyway. This meme is hosted by Sheila at One Person's Journey Through a World of Books.

Books I completed this week are:

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
Before Lunch by Angela Thirkell
The Financial Lives of the Poets by Jess Walter
The Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez
Zero to Mastectomy by Jackie Fox

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)
Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese
Destiny Unleashed by Sherryl Woods

Reviews posted this week:

A Slender Thread by Katharine Davis
Safe From the Sea by Peter Geye
The Miner's Daughter by Alice Duncan

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

Miss You Most of All by Elizabeth Bass
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
Rainy Lake by Mary Rockcastle
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
Cooking With Fernet Branca by James Hamilton-Paterson
Keeping the Feast by Paula Butturini
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Sex, Drugs, and Gelfilte Fish edited by Shana Leibman
Daughter of the Queen of Sheba by Jackie Lyden
The Gerbil Farmer's Daughter by Holly Robinson
Daughter of the Bride by Francesca Segre
Chronicles of a Midlife Crisis by Robyn Harding
Going Away Shoes by Jill McCorkle
Half Empty by David Rakoff
She's Gone Country by Jane Porter
The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart
Huck by Janet Elder
Out of the Shadows by Joanne Rendell
I Know I Am, But What Are You? by Samantha Bee
Never Trust a Rogue by Olivia Drake
After the Fall by Kylie Ladd
Heart With Joy by Steve Cushman
The Lacemakers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri
The Known World by Edward Jones
Victory Over Japan by Ellen Gilchrist
Web of Love by Mary Balogh
Pure Dead Frozen by Debi Gliori
The Best American Travel Writing 2009 edited by Simon Winchester
The Concubine's Daughter by Pai Kit Fai
The Forbidden Daughter by Shobhan Bantwal
The MacKenzies: Cole by Ana Leigh
Dreaming in Chinese by Deborah Fallows
Agnews Grey by Anne Bronte
Running the Books by Avi Steinberg
The Time in Between by David Bergen
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
Before Lunch by Angela Thirkell
The Financial Lives of the Poets by Jess Walter
The Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez
Zero to Mastectomy by Jackie Fox


  1. Your to review list scares me! Do you take notes as you read or do you just have an extraordinary memory??
    Check out my Monday here

  2. You must read very fast. At the moment I'm reviewing everything I read, but work is slowing down my reading pace.

  3. So how many books do you need to review...fifty?...a hundred?...Whatever, it's a lot!

    Get busy. Your fellow readers are awaiting your thoughts....

  4. many books do you need to review? Fifty? A hundred? need to get busy. Your readers await your thoughts!

  5. 3 reviews is a good effort ... I reviewed one and read none hahaha

    Might check out Zero to Mastectomy, sounds like an emotional read, memoir??

    Have a great week and happy reading :)


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