Weekly Reading Roundup
March 19, 2012 13 Comments
Today, I’m not participating in It’s Monday! as I generally do, because it’s a meme and I don’t have the time to visit many other participating blogs today. But I love the meme and it’s a good way to keep track of what I’ve been reading.
Books I finished this week: 6
But… 3 of those were very short (two were about 150 pages and one was 50 pages), and another one I’d been reading for weeks, on and off.
The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai. A librarian abducts a willing 10-year old library visitor and travels around the country in her car, finding out more about her father’s history, and starting to doubt her prejudices about the boy’s parents. 4 stars
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. An older man is confronted with his past, and after investigation, discovers that there is a lot he didn’t know at the time. 4.5 stars
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson. In an apocalyptic world where vampires reign, the (possibly) only man still alive tries to fight off the creatures and find a cure for their condition. 4.5 stars
Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear. Another book in the Maisie Dobbs series. Maisie researches the suspicious death of Eddie, a simple man that was loved by all. 4 stars
Plastic Panda’s by Bas Haring. A philosopher’s investigation into the importance of nature and the need for biodiversity: a little less will do, too. Easy read, non-fiction. 4.5 stars
Gij zult bloggen [Though Shalt Blog] by Ernst-Jan Pfauth. A guide for people who want to set up their own blog: how to start and how to keep going. 3.5 stars
Books I’m reading (1) and after that… (2)
Reviews and other news
Being Lara by Lola Jaye. Lara is adopted from Nigeria by an English couple. When she’s 30 she finally meets her birth mother and this causes Lara to reconsider who she is. 4 stars
The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen. A double murder in a convent and another corpse without hands and feet. Detective Rizzoli and pathologist Isles have a hard time finding out how these are related. 4 stars
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. A porn-star is badly burned in an accident and will never be beautiful again. He meets a woman who claims they have been lovers for the last 700 years. Is she mad? 4 stars
And I’ve got some new books!
What are you reading this week?