It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
February 4, 2013 33 Comments
“It’s Monday! What are you reading?” is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what we’ve read the past week and planning to read next.
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A quiet week, in which I bought one book and read 4 books plus part of a book I decided not to finish. On Sunday, in between going out shopping in a for us new town, I read a whole book, Untold Story, for a reading relay race that I’m involved in at a group at Shelfari. We’re reading in teams of 5 and pass the baton on once we finish our book. So I was under pressure!
At the same time, I was taking part in a mini-Bloggiesta, to work on my book- and blog-related chores. I did a lot on Friday and Saturday, but not much on Sunday, given that I had to read a whole book that day.
My husband has been suffering with a tooth abscess, which made his face swell up to caricature proportions. It’s a bit better now, but he needs a operation on Tuesday – not something to look forward to!
Books I finished in the last week: 4 and a DNF
Vanity Fare by Megan Caldwell. A fun chick-lit about a woman who is left to fend for herself after her husband leaves and, as it turns out, loses his job soon afterwards. 4 stars
Peaches for Monsieur le Curé by Joanne Harris. Contemporary fiction in which Vianne Rocher returns to Lansquenet, the town where Chocolat took place. 4 stars
I and You [Review in Dutch] by Niccolò Ammaniti. Contemporary fiction made into a movie recently. A teenage boy who finds it hard to connect with other people finds a way to hide for a week, but then his unpopular half-sister shows up. 4.5 stars
The Untold Story by Monica Ali. Chick-lit about Princess Diana, who didn’t die, but started a new life in the USA. 4 stars
The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke. A robot who is almost undistinguisable form a human becomes the tutor of a girl, who later falls in love with him. Read 120 pages, did not finish.
Books I’m reading and planning to read
Game [Dutch] by Anders de la Motte. A young man is drawn into a smartphone game that forces him to undertake criminal activities. But he fights back. 3.5 stars.
Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer. Thriller about a young man with Asperger’s syndrome who finds something iffy about a corpse in his dissection class. 5 stars
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. A children’s classic about a little prince from a different planet who lands on earth and tells about his travels. 3 stars
See what I read in January: January Overview.
What are you reading this week?