Monday, August 8, 2011

It's Monday! What are you reading?

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A weekly meme where we list the books completed last week, the books currently being read and the books we plan to read this week.

Last week I read

Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly
Death on a Galician Shore by Domingo Villar
Before I go to Sleep by S J Watson

Although I had good intentions of catching up with reviews I came down with a cold and had little inclination to sit at the computer so only managed one.

The highlight of the week was the arrival of my Kindle yesterday a few days earlier than expected which was a nice surprise and I've been wasting lots of time over the weekend making lists of books to download. Also looking forward to returning to NetGalley .

Currently I'm reading:

I still have a few pages to go on Shantaram but near enough to finished to feel I can now go back reading something more substantial.

Gillespie and I by Jane Harris - Historical fiction set in the 1880's. I've read only positive things about this book and really looking forward to it.

Corrag by Susan Fletcher - my first Kindle read! I've had this book on my wishlist for a long time after reading another by this author. More historical fiction about the Massacre of Glencoe.

Pure coincidence that both these novels are set in Scotland. I've only just started reading both of them and I think they'll take me through this coming week so I'm not looking any further ahead. With a houseful from Wednesday - Sunday it's going to be a busy few days and reading will have to take a backseat. Hopefully I'll manage some reviewing although I might have to settle for short, quick reviews.

Tuesday 9th I'll be at Royal Reviews reviewing A Prisoner of the Inquisition - YA Historical Fiction

Hope everyone will have a great reading week!


  1. Galway Bay was such a wonderful read - I really enjoyed that one. Looks like you have a very busy week ahead of you. Happy reading!

  2. I loved Galway Bay, especially the first part in Ireland.

    Thanks for dropping by!

  3. Those two books you have coming up look great! They are both going on my list. I have a bit of a soft spot for Scottish history.

  4. I hope your cold is better. Have a great week!

  5. Hope you're feeling better, I'm a little behind with reviews too. Galway Bay is one I'm keen to read.
    Have a great week and happy reading :)

  6. Rachel - has been a while since I read anything with a Scottish background - makes a nice change.

    Angie - thanks, much improved now.

    teddyree - I never seem to catch up with reviews. I'm sure you'll love Galway Bay when you get to it.

  7. I am unfamiliar with these titles and I cannot wait to read your reviews.
    My Monday:

  8. You mention some really good books there. I loved Before I Go to Sleep - hope you did too. Corrag sounds like a good read - I've been wanting to read it myself.

    Have a good week!

  9. Yay for the Kindle!! Also, I really want to read Before I go to Sleep, been hearing so much about it!

  10. Enjoy your books. I've been so busy having fun with my kids and doing homework, that I've hardly taken any time to read. Come see what I did finish and why I'll be reading even less this week!

  11. Yaaaaaaay for the Kindle, so exciting.

    I look forward to your thoughts of Before I go to Sleep.

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  12. Jennifer - the speed at which I'm reviewing at present you might have to wait a while.

    Aths/Marce - yay for the Kindle, indeed. My son talked me into it so hopefully I'm going to love this new reading experience.

    Judith - Corrag is living up to my expectations - love Susan Fletchers prose.

    Puss - hope you'll find some time for reading.

    Brooke - if you like HF they're both very good.

    Thanks for dropping by!

  13. Two reads on my TBR -- can't wait to see what you think of them!