It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
February 11, 2013 26 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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My poor husband had an operation on his tooth (abscess) and never had any more trouble with it. Except he then developed a flu and was out of action for a few days. Today, he’ll try and get to work and see how long he’ll last.
I watched two movies based on books: The Descendants, which was a good movie about family, trust and guilt. I have the book on my wish-list but will wait a bit before reading it now. The other was a two-part tv series (that I saw in one night), The Labyrinth, based on the book by Kate Mosse. I had read the book so long ago that I didn’t remember anything but the basics. Now I’m keen to re-read the book – I had put it on the “discard” pile just a few weeks back but didn’t discard that pile yet. Phew!
Today, I’m going to help a friend with her wordpress website – I keep my fingers crossed she didn’t buy the DIY version, because I know almost nothing about that one!
Books I finished in the last week: 4 and a DNF
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Still by Roelof Bakker. Short stories by 20 different authors all based on a different photograph taken in an abandoned building in London. 4 stars
Stay Close to Me by Helen Warner. A mother and her two adult daughters all have relationship issues of their own. 4 stars
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash. A dodgy church holds a session for a boy, to heal him. But things go wrong. 5 stars
Ik was Amerika [I was America] by Gustaaf Peek. A man who fought in the German army and was in a prisoner camp in America in the 1940s goes back when he is old and ill. 4 stars
The Man in the Empty Suit by Sean Ferrell. A man time travels to a hotel each year to celebrate his birthday. Here he meets his older and younger versions. But one year, something goes wrong. Did Not Finish.
Books I’m reading and planning to read
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
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
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What are you reading this week?