Monday, October 05, 2009

It's Monday 10/5! What Are You Reading?

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Sorry for the lack of reviews last week, but I was very sick all week and unable to do any writing at all. I did manage to post my review of Living Dead Girl at Great Books for Kids and Teens (that one was already written). And I was thrilled and relieved to be well enough by Saturday to enjoy an overnight getaway to the beach with my husband for our 20-year anniversary.

The only good thing about being sick is plenty of time to read good books:
  • I finished Travel Writing by Peter Ferry, a very unique story within a story that provides a mystery, some great travel stories, and a thought-provoking question about the difference between memoir and fiction. Review to come later this week.
  • I read Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, the long-awaited sequel to The Hunger Games. It was just as compelling as the first book; my husband and I both loved it, and my son was urging me to read faster last week so he can read it! Review to come this week on Great Books for Kids and Teens.
  • I finished the audio book The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder by Rebecca Wells, even though I never wanted it to end! Review to come as soon as I get a hard copy from the library - I can't write this review without including some excerpts.
  • I started After You by Julie Buxbaum, a novel about how a woman copes with the murder of her best friend. I've only read the first chapter so far, but it sounds intriguing, and I like the writing style.
So, what are YOU reading this week?

(What Are You Reading Mondays is sponsored by J. Kaye's Book Blog)


  1. Oh I m sorry you were not well. I am very happy to hear you were feeling better for your 20th Wedding Anniversary! Congratulations! You have a great looking book list. Mine is here:

  2. You're doing a lot better than I am! happy Reading :o)

  3. GAH! I still need to read Catching Fire and Hunger Games. :)

  4. I'm reading THE BEST AMERICAN NONREQUIRED READING 2009, an anthology I look forward to every year. it's a lot of fun. :-)

  5. I'm in line at the library to get Catching Fire and The Crowning Glory of Calla Lilly Ponder so I'm glad to hear they are good. I am also interested in After You.

  6. Hope you are feeling better!

    I really liked Catching Fire also -- very compelling!

  7. Sue, I'm so sorry you were ill. And I'm very happy to hear you're feeling better. Congrats on your anniversary! My hubby and I will celebrate 30 years tomorrow!

    I think I might like the Buxbaum novel. I'll watch for your thoughts on it soon.