Monday, May 30, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

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 Home again from a lovely relaxing break away from normal routine, including blogging, and still feeling caught in the betwixt and between feelings of 'sad to say goodbye but good to be home' but I've been enjoying catching up with google reader and reading the Armchair BEA posts.

Last week I read ;

Three books from the pile I gathered up at the secondhand bookshop near our daughters - has a great selection of books and I always look forward to a visit.

Giovanni's Gift by Bradford Morrow
The Forest Lover by Susan Vreeland - loved this one and will be reviewing it at Royal Reviews during June.
Leonardo's Swans - another one I really enjoyed and will be reviewing soon.

Currently reading:
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand - non-fiction/memoir 

Telling an unforgettable story of one man's journey into extremity, a testament to the resilience of the human mind.

I only have a few pages left to read  and  if you like biographies I can recommend this one. Great story and great writing.

Coming up next:

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts - this is a read-a-long which begins this week with the first 100 pages so will be first priority .........after that possibly

Virgin Widow by Anne O'Brien - another of my secondhand finds.
Revelations by Laurel Dewey - for a PUYB tour review.


  1. Glad you had a relaxing visit with your daughters. Enjoy your reads and have fun catching up on all the armchair BEA posts; was fun!

  2. Sounds like you had a great break, welcome back, enjoy catching up.

  3. Revelations looks soooo good! Have a great week!

  4. Virgin Widow sounds very interesting. Enjoy your week and happy reading. My Monday:

  5. Ms. Vreeland used to teach ceramics at my high school. That was before her writing career took off.

    This coming week is my last week off before summer session. I have a few books I want to finish before school begins. Come see what they are.

  6. Glad you enjoyed your break!
    Enjoy your books and thanks for sharing!!

    My Reading Plan for the Week

  7. I'm doing the readalong too. I'm looking forward to it. I've had Shantaram sitting on my tbr pile for far too long.

  8. You read some titles that sounded interesting. I should look for Unbroken. I like Hillenbrand's style. My Monday Report is here. Have a great week!

  9. Droping by to say Hi *waves*
    Following you...

    Here's my Monday list

    by Era Penera
    by TheJay2xA

  10. Yes, it's great to get away, but always good to come home. Great looking books. Enjoy!


  11. Looks like you had some good finds this week. I've thought about Unbroken but just haven't purchased yet.

  12. Glad you enjoyed your time away!!! New titles to me!!


  13. Sounds like you were able to have a nice relaxing weekend! Happy reading!!

    Allison | Well-Read Reviews

  14. Thank you all for dropping by.

    Yesterday was a nightmare of trying to respond but Blogger wouldn't let me sign in or comment.I've changed to the pop-up in hope that will work as someone has suggested.

  15. Virgin Widow is an intriguing title.

  16. I've heard great things about Unbroken. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it.