It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
December 30, 2013 17 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 are planning to read next.
Last week, it was Christmas. I wasn’t prepared, so I had no expectations, so all went well. I got myself a fitbit, which is a small step counter, after Suzanne told me she had one, and I really liked the idea. It connects up with my laptop and phone, so I can keep track of my steps without actually having to check the device during the day.
My boys both got a new phone and spent a lot of time playing chess (an app they found) against each other, my husband, and total strangers.
My husband and I also took my mother shopping for some new clothes as she can’t hit the town on her own any more. The trip was a success, but now she refuses to wear those new clothes. She doesn’t recognise them and says she would never buy clothes like that. :-}
Books I finished in the last week: 3
Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino. A man is poisoned, and his wife and his lover are the only suspects. But they cannot have committed the crime. 4 stars
Queen Sugar by Nathalie Baszile. A Californian woman inherits a sugar cane plantation in Louisiana. She starts the struggle to resurrect it. 4.5 stars
De zonderlinge avonturen van het geniale bommenmeisje [The Weird Adventures of the Genius Bomb Girl] by Jonas Jonasson. The story of how a South African human waste cleaner ends up hiding an atomic bomb in Sweden. 4.5 stars
Books I’m reading & planning to read
This Year it Will be Different by Maeve Binchy. Short stories with a Christmas theme, but nothing too sweet. 4.5 stars
De mannenmaker [The Men Maker] by Petra Kruijt. Chick lit. A woman chooses a new nerdy man every half year to transform into girlfriend material. But what about herself? 3.5 stars
The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman will be my first read for 2014. Sheila of Bookjourney has a meme for this: The First Book of the Year 2014 meme. Join in!
Enjoy the New Year’s celebrations and I hope you have a good 2014, bookish and otherwise.
What are you reading this week?