It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
January 28, 2013 31 Comments
“It’s Monday! What are you reading?” is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what we’ve read the past week and planning to read next.
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This was another cold and snowy week, but yesterday it started to thaw and by Wednesday we should have some reasonable temperatures again. I much prefer warmer weather. My husband wants to send me off to a warm country for a week, which is very sweet, although I’m not sure I’d like to go on my own. Anyone wants to join me to the Canary Islands?
I did some invigilating at my son’s school. There were exams for 16 and 17 year olds. The time crept but it was fun to see what sort of questions they had to answer (especially the Dutch literature exam was hard!).
Book group on Friday: we discussed Various Pets Alive and Dead by Marina Lewycka, although, to be honest, we spent most time talking about totally different things. It didn’t help that there wasn’t a reading group guide for the book… It was fun, though!
Books I finished in the last week: 3
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. Non-fiction about how habits can make people and institutions behave bad or exceptionally good. 4 stars
Game by Anders de la Motte. A young man is drawn into a smartphone game that forces him to undertake criminal activities. But he fights back. 3.5 stars.
Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer. Thriller about a young man with Asperger’s syndrome who finds something iffy about a corpse in his dissection class. 5 stars
Books I’m reading and planning to read
I hope my copy of The Mad Scientist’s Daughter will live the week – I mean it’s an ARC from Netgalley and they do tend to expire (only it doesn’t say when!).
The Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont. Contemporary fiction, 4 stars.
The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson. Contemporary fiction, 3 stars.
Uit naam van de aartsengel [In the Name of the Archangel] by Olaf J. de Landell [Dutch] Historical fiction, 4 stars.
New books on the shelves: New Arrivals!
What are you reading this week?