It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
August 29, 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.
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)
Bonita Avenue by Peter Buwalda. It’s a Dutch book, not translated.
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?