It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
August 1, 2011 24 Comments
“It’s Monday! What are you reading?” is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what you’ve read the past week and planning to read next.
The UK & EU Giveaway Blog Hop is now on!
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I finished 5 books in the last week
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Devil’s Cub by Georgette Heyer. Great recency romance (5 stars). You’ll find my review on Stiletto Storytime’s blog on August 15th. She’s doing a Georgette Heyer month.
My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler. Not all in the best taste, but very funny. No review forthcoming, though.
Altered by Aubrey Coletti.Electric shocks are one of the ways a highschool tries to keep its semi-delinquent pupils under control. But what if the pupils have supernatural powers? (3 stars)
The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb. A Vietnamese-born American woman goes to Vietnam to find evidence of her artist father having worked there. (5 stars)
The Quarry by Johan Theorin. A film studio is burned down and the owner has had a stroke and can’t say what’s going on. Meanwhile, on the island of Öland, some people are settling in their new houses near a quarry. (5 stars)
Major Pettrigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson. Major Pettigrew is a widowed Englishman of the old kind. He’s trying to win over Mrs. Ali’s heart, a widow from Pakistani origins who runs the corner shop.
Hamlet’s Blackberry by William Powers. Non fiction. In this digital age, we’re connected all the time and we’re almost afraid of downtime in case we miss something. Powers compares our time to the of several old philosophers (from ancient Greek to more modern) who were dealing with similar problems. What can we learn from them?
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The Lover by Marguerite Duras. A 15-year old French girl living in Vietnam becomes the lover of a much older and rich Chinese man. (5 stars)
Season to Taste by Molly Birnbaum. Memoir about a woman who wants to be a professional chef, but loses her sense of smell in a car accident. The book is about her life as well as her forage into science, to find out what happened to her sense of smell. (4 stars)
Check out my July Overview!
I joined the Transworld Book Group Reading Challenge. If you’re in Europe, you can, too!
I wrote about some Book Blogging events taking place in August.
And if you’re in Europe, check out the UK & EU Giveaway Blog Hop with over 30 blogs giving away books!
That’s it! What are YOU reading this week?