Monday, January 17, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

A weekly event hosted by Sheila at BookJourney

Where we list the books completed last week, the books currently being read and the books we plan to read this week.

The past week has been quite terrible watching the destruction  brought about by the flooding in Australia and Brazil. It's hard to imagine the vast area of Australia that is being affected and our thoughts and prayers are with all those whose lives have been devastated by this disaster.

On the home front we had a lovely week enjoying the company of our daughter and her three boys. She's a reader too and so nice to have someone to talk books with.
With hot and humid nights making sleep difficult I still managed to read three books during the week - I'm not worrying too much about reviewing this month but these first two do deserve a mention.

blueeyedboy by Joanne Harris...........I do like JH's writing and her ability to come up with something new with every book. This is an intricately plotted thriller centred around the internet and the opportunities it presents for fantasy , disguised personalities and mind games. Very good........but chilling!

Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie McDonald.........from  haunted Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia through the battlefields of WWI into the emerging jazz scene of New York City the story follows the lives of four unforgettable sisters. A dark tale of family secrets and sins - beautifully written, stunning imagery of places and people - Loved it!

The Empress of Ice Cream by Anthony Capella (to be reviewed)

Latest Reviews
Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed
A Chronicle of Endylmyr by Charles Hall

Currently reading

Born Under a Million Shadows by Andrea Busfield
The Fears of Henry VI by Ian Mortimer ( non-fiction)

Coming up next
The Diviner's Tale by Bradford Morrow ....... an ingeniously plotted mystery and a magical love story,
Bonobo Handshake by Vanessa Woods - a memoir of love and adventure in the Congo.

What are you reading this week?

16 comments:

  1. Those are all new to me.

    The floods were amazing. My uncle lives in Australia, he was safe but unable to work, his job is flooded. Thank goodness for the safety of so many.

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  2. Blue Eyed Boy sounds really interesting. I read Born Under A Million Shadows and LOVED it! I hope you do too!

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  3. Fall On Your Knees is a book I'd like to read...your titles all look intriguing.

    Here's my Monday:

    http://laurelrainsnow.wordpress.com/2011/01/17/monday-memes-mailbox-what-are-you-reading-jan-17/

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  4. I recently read "Chocolat" by Joanne Harris and was so impressed that I can't wait to check out more of her books. I have some of Capella's books on my To Read list so I look forward to reading your review. "Born Under A Million Shadows" looks like a powerful story!

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  5. I like the sound of the Henry IV book, I hope you enjoy it!

    My Monday:
    http://www.dorolerium.com/?p=2180

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  6. Marce - it is dreadful and worrying when you have friends and family there.

    Sheila - have finished Under a Million Shadows today and I did love it!

    Laurel Rain - a wonderful story and I hope you'll read it.

    HRO - hi and I love your title! All of these books were great and worth reading.

    Crystal - very interesting reading.

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  7. Diviners Tale looks interesting

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  8. I mostly Cybils short list books this week and some short stories. Come see the full list.

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  9. Found many new books from this post.
    Thanks for posting the cover.
    Happy reading

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  10. I've had The Empress of Ice Cream for a long time but I haven't got to read it. Fall On Your Knees sounds good too. Will add it to my TBR list.

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  11. The Fears of Henry VI by Ian Mortimer sounds like a very interesting read. That reminds me that I need to read more historical novels! Happy Reading.

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  12. I have read around 2-3 books by Joanne Harris and really want to read blueyedboy.
    I loved Fall on your knees too.
    Happy Reading!

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  13. Those titles/authors are all new to me. But it does look like an interesting line-up. Enjoy!

    Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/01/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_17.html

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  14. I would like to be the Empress of Ice Cream, but the book looks good too!

    Dollycas
    http://dollycas.blogspot.com/

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  15. I hope you enjoy The Diviner's Tale, I've got it on my Kindle waiting for me.

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  16. I'm not familiar with any of the books on your list but hope you enjoy them.
    Glad you had such a nice time with your daughter and grandchildren.

    Hope all your friends and family are safe in Australia, it really has been a devastating time but also heart-warming when you see communities band together

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