Monday, September 28, 2009

It's Monday 9/28! What Are You Reading?


(Thanks to J.Kaye's Book Blog for starting What Are You Reading Mondays)

My kids have the day off, so I slept in a bit this morning (Happy Yom Kippur to those who celebrate it!).

Another good reading week:
  • I finished The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs (you can read my review at the link) - it was an entertaining and edifying book.
  • I'm on the last CD of the audio book The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder by Rebecca Wells. I think I may have to revise my list of Top Ten Favorite Novels (though I don't know what I'd push off the list...)
  • I read a teen/YA novel, Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott. It is an absolutely chilling yet compelling book about a young girl who was abducted at age 10 and has been living with her captor for the past five years. I'll post a review of this haunting book at Great Books for Kids and Teens this week.
  • I started a new novel, Travel Writing, by Peter Ferry that explores the thin line between memoir and fiction. I'm enjoying it very much so far - I always like books about writing and writers.
In the books-to-movies category, my husband and I watched The Reader this weekend, and I thought it was an excellent film adaptation. I was pleased to see that the movie retained all of the complexities of the thought-provoking book.

I also posted reviews of the teen novel Bounce and a wonderful fantasy trilogy for middle-grade and teen readers, The Cronus Chronicles, this week at Great Books for Kids and Teens.

So, what are YOU reading this week?

11 comments:

  1. The Living Dead Girl sounds intrigung especially given the kidnap stories in the news.

    Here is mine

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  2. The Year of Living Biblically is on my TBR list and I am think I will add Living Dead Girl. Happy Reading this week. Mine is here: http://rundpinne.blogspot.com/2009/09/what-are-you-reading-monday_28.html

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  3. Great List and its great how you managed to read do many books in a week. I wish I could do the same!

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  4. I read Living Dead Girl and then couldn't get it out of my head for weeks -- it just stuck with me so much.

    I thought The Year of Living Biblically was great -- had a lot of fun with that one :-)

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  5. Is your Top 10 list the favorite novels EVER or just 2009? I think I'm going to just have a 2009 Favorite Books list because I can't limit it to ten this year. Lots of good reading so far!

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  6. Marie -

    yes, I had the same reaction to Living Dead Girl - it's something you don't soon forget.

    Mary -

    I think I limited my list to the past 5 years, since I've been keeping a list of books read - too hard to choose the 10 best over a lifetime!

    Sue

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  7. I've read part of Year of Living Biblically. Thought it was funny, but not really my type of read. Glad you enjoyed it though.

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  8. Twice I have seen Elizabeth Scott's posted today. I really want to read that one.

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  9. Thanks for the Yom Kippur wishes. My husband celebrates. I felt bad as tonight he was breaking the fast, and I was at a wake fvor an uncle so he had to make his own dinner:(

    Oh well stuff happens. Hope you are having a good week Sur.

    Looking forward to your review on Calla Lilly Ponder :)

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  10. Happy reading this week! :D

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  11. I have The Year of Living Biblically on my shelf. I am excited to read this one...

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