It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
August 22, 2011 30 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.
I finished 3 books in the last week
Duma Key by Stephen King. A man who was badly wounded in a car accident moves to Florida to start a new life. It was OK but I wasn’t impressed by the sea ghosts. 3 stars
The Tortilla Curtain by T. C. Boyle. South California, a rich man with an open mind becomes annoyed by the illegal Mexicans he keeps coming across. 5 stars (re-read)
De tuinman van niemandsland [The Gardener of No-mans Land, Dutch] by Guus Bauer. A story taking place in rural Czechoslovakia, about 7 brothers. 3 stars
The Obscure Logic of the Heart by Priya Basil. While Lina’s parents still dream of a suitable boy for their eldest daughter, she engages in an intricate game of deceit to hide her blossoming relationship with a man who is very different from herself.
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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Baby Be Mine by Paige Toon. Nice chick-lit about a woman with a baby son whose father is a famous rock star and not her current boyfriend. But how long can she keep quiet about it? Nice read, 4 stars.
The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards. Lucy has recently returned home from Japan and at her old family home, finds some objects that are related to her family’s past, a past that she never knew about. 4 stars
Changeless by Gail Carriger. The second episode in the Parasol Protectorate series, in which Alexia is left to her own devices and ends up travelling to Scotland. 4 stars
Het graf van de voddenraper by Bart Vercautere [Dutch]. A grave digger who is going to retire soon thinks back on his life. 5 stars
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That’s it! What are YOU reading this week?