It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

itsmonday“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

Click on the orange links to go to a review or blog post.

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. (4 stars)

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? (4 stars)

The Surrogates by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele. A graphic novel about a future in which most humans have bought a surrogate who goes out and works and socializes for them while they themselves are connected to the surrogate from home. (4 stars)

The Obscure Logic of the Heart by Priya BasilHamlet's Blackberry by William PowersThe Surrogates by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele

Currently Reading

Bonita Avenue by Peter Buwalda. It’s a Dutch book, not translated.

Bonita Avenue by Peter BuwaldaRobopocalypse by Daniel WilsonMajor Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

I wrote a review of

Robopocalypse by Daniel Wilson. Robots are taking over the world and a group of humans try to stop them in their tracks. 4 stars

Major Pettigrew’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. Really good! 5 stars.

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That’s it! What are YOU reading this week?

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24 Responses to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  1. Novroz says:

    I didn’t know surrogate comes from a book. I want to see the movie but haven’t got the chance yet. 4 stars for the book means it’s a great book. Makes me more eager to see the movie and if possible find the book.

  2. Julie P says:

    Very nice selection! I finished four books last week and this week I am going to focus on Chick Lit so that I can wrap up that challenge…..

  3. parrish says:

    Not reading, need to decide what next am staring a shelves with too much choice…………
    Normal service will resume shortly. Thanks.

    • Leeswammes says:

      Ha! Parrish, I know the feeling! I have a lot to read as well. I usually manage to pick something that fit my mood, and if not, I might start a second book, too.

  4. Mystica says:

    Hamlet’s Blackberry is an eye opener.

  5. Rachel says:

    Hamlet’s Blackberry looks really interesting. Have a good week reading.

  6. Debbie Nance says:

    Loved Pettigrew! And how has Hamlet’s Blackberry eluded me? Off to add it on my wishlist!

    Here’s my post for this week: It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?! And only two days are left to sign up for the Readerbuzz August Giveaway!

  7. The Surrogates caught my attention….what a concept!

    I loved Pettigrew too! A lot more than I expected I would.

    Thanks for sharing. Here’s MY MONDAY MEMES POST

  8. You are doing good!!!
    I am still in a reading vacuum!!

    Here is my Monday: Mailbox/What Are You Reading?/Musings post!

  9. Alyce says:

    The only one of those that I’ve heard of is Robopocalypse, which sounds like something I’d like but I’m just not sure yet.

  10. Pussreboots says:

    Even with homework, I did manage to meet last week’s reading goals. Please come see what I finished and what I’m reading now.

  11. Teddyree says:

    I was hoping to get to Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand this week; but not enough hours in the day. Hopefully in the next week or two 🙂
    Have a great week and happy reading!

  12. Angelica says:

    I’m really looking forward to getting a copy of “Hamlet’s Blackberry”, sounds interesting.

    Here’s my “Monday” post.

    • Leeswammes says:

      Angelica, *Hamlet’s Blackberry* was an interesting read. Not too difficult either (I expected a lot of philosophy but it wasn’t all very complex).

  13. Hi stranger! I’m finally coming up for air. Another holiday over here… well that’s how I’m looking at it :). One hotel room, three dogs, low speed internet = plenty of time to walk dogs, read, sleep. HA!

    Seriously, We are just waiting for the power to come back on. My of my neighbors have decided to stay home, in the dark from 7-7.

    Your books look good this week. Obscure Logic… sounds good. I may have to add this one to my list.

    Hope you are having a wonderful week (hope the rain has past).

    • Leeswammes says:

      Mari, so you’re in a hotel room? Probably better than being at home in the dark, as you say (but not as adventurous!). Hope the power cut is over soon.

      Obscure Logic is a book for you, too, I think. It’s only quite long… 🙂

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