Monday, November 16, 2009

It's Monday 11/16! What Are You Reading?


I had a few false starts last week but also some reading successes:
  • I finished Megan's Way by Melissa Foster. I know lots of people really loved this book, but it just didn't grab me.
  • I started Sacred Scars, Book 2 in The Resurrection of Magic series by Kathleen Duey, a dark and compelling fantasy series that my teen son and I really like. Unfortunately, partway through, I remembered that one of my book groups meets this Wednesday and I hadn't read the book yet! So, as hard as it was, I had to set this book down and...
  • I started The Art of Racing In the Rain by Garth Stein, a novel narrated by a dog (!) with surprising warmth and insight. It's very good so far.
  • On audio, I gave up on Return to Sullivan's Island by Dorothea Benton Frank. I'm not a big fan of so-called Southern Fiction (how come there's no Northern Fiction?) in the first place, but I was trying to give it a fair chance. But when a ghost did the dishes and cleaned the kitchen in the start of the second CD, I'd had enough. Just not my kind of thing.
  • In its place, I started The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe on audio. I've heard that The Heretic's Daughter, which I loved and reviewed here last week, is much better, but I'm so fascinated by the Salem witch trials now that I decided to give it a try.
If you're interested in kids' and teens' books, check out Great Books for Kids and Teens to see what my sons are reading this week.

Last week, I posted reviews of The Heretic's Daughter and Hush, Hush (teen/YA), as well as two Top Ten lists - Books I Enjoyed More Than I Expected and Favorite Childhood Books.

So, what are YOU reading this week?

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

5 comments:

  1. Hope you're feeling better these days, Sue. I had one kid (she's 23) home for a few days recovering from H1N1. As far as I can tell it is/was a mild case, thank heaven. She's also Type 1 diabetic so I was concerned and so happy to have her home.
    I guess I'd count Richard Russo and Chris Bohjalian as northern fiction writers (among hosts of others, lol). But they tend to write mostly in settings of New England.

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  2. You had a wonderful week. I am still waiting for my copy of Heretic's Daughter to arrive. I shall check out your review. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2009/11/what-are-you-reading-mondays_16.html

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  3. What a fun reading week!

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  4. Happy reading this week! :D

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  5. I've wanted to read The Art of Racing in the Rain for a while, it looks wonderful. Happy reading :-)

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