Monday, February 15, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?: February 15, 2010

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Hosted by Sheila at One Person's Journey Through a World of Books, It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly bookish meme whereby bloggers share their reading for the last week.

This week, I finished reading:Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton
The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

This week, I reviewed: (Click on the titles to read my reviews)
Tithing: Test Me in This by Douglas LeBlanc
Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf
Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton

This week, I'm reading:
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
The Forest House by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Dirty Little Angels by Chris Tusa

This week, I hope to begin reading:
Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner (For the Take Another Chance Challenge)
Lady of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Zan-Gah by Allan Richard Shickman

What are you reading this week?


Rhiana said...

I've been wanting to read Garden Spells for a while, and have just got an email today to say I won a copy of The Postmistress on Goodreads so I'll watch out for the reviews with interest!

Ladybug said...

What a great week you've had! Three of the books you've finished are on my wishlist and the fourth(Water for elephants) I have borrowed from the library :)

Enjoy your books and have a great week! I'm off to read your reviews now =)

BTW you've just got a new follower ;)

Alissa said...

Thanks for the review of Pirate Latitudes. I was curious, but think I might skip one. I enjoy pirate books, Kage Baker has a good one as does A. S. King, but I think I'll pass on the Crichton one. I'm with you, I'm guessing that this manuscript wasn't really ready for publication.

Jennifer G. said...

I am so jealous that you've read The Girl Who Chased the Moon already! I am dying to get my hands on that book!

I loved Garden Spells and Water for Elephants, and I just signed up to borrow The Postmistress from another blogger.

Enjoy your books!

Christina T said...

Garden Spells looks like one I might enjoy. The Postmistress also sounds good. I hope you have a good reading week. Thanks for commenting on my blog!

Jennifer said...

The Girl Who Chased the Moon is waiting in my TBR pile. I want to read The Postmistress so badly! Happy reading. My Monday:

Lydia said...

I really need to read Dirty Little Angels! Nice list this week =)

Lexie said...

Oh! I got The Girl Who Chased the Moon on my review list for Royal Reviews in March--I'm rather excited, I enjoyed Garden Spells a whole lot though, so I'm keen on this!

Happy reading!


Kristen said...

Looks like you read some wonderful books this past week. I just love Sarah Addison Allen. And I am very jealous you're reading The Postmistress this week. Blake's first book, Grange House was marvelous.

Culinarychiq said...

I've been reading "Ladies of the Lake" by Haywood Smith. It's a little slow going but the characters are just interesting enough that I want to see where she's going with the story. Last week I plowed through "When the Duke Returns" by Eloisa James. I'm dabbling in writing romance and have been picking up novels to get the language and flow down. I have to say it wasn't the best romance I've ever read (that would be The Bride Bed by Linda Needham) but it wasn't the worst. I don't think I'll be reading anymore of her books though. For a period novel the characters spoke and acted a little too modern for my taste. This week I'm hoping to read The Man Who Loved Jane Austen. Not sure if it's just fiction or if it's attempting to be a romance novel but it's supposed to be one of those behind the scenes of Jane Austen's life type books so I'll give it a shot:)

Heather said...

I love all things Marion Zimmerman Bradley, so I think you have a good couple of weeks ahead of you! Mists of Avalon is on my Books You Should Read Before You Die list-you can add your own list at my blog

Have a great reading week!losortel

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

You had a wonderful week! Water For Elephants was one of my favorites from last year.

Looks like this week is a great reading plan as well!

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

How do you like the Pirate Latitudes?

Here is mine

robby (once upon a book blog/fourteen years) said...

I read Good In Bed a few years ago and it surprised me by how wonderful it was. I hope you like it! :]

Julie said...

Did you enjoy Water for Elephants? It's one of my favorite books. I hope you liked it too! Enjoy your week of reading!

Kay said...

Hmm, Pirate Latitudes had looked interesting - shame you weren't so keen on it.

Happy reading!

Lynne said...

I enjoyed Water for Elephants and am looking forward to reading the Postmistress.

You've done a lot of reading!

Lynne's Book Reviews

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a great reading week! Enjoy the books you have coming up this week - I've heard lots of good things about Good In Bed.

MarceJ said...

I like your variety.

Cat said...

You have a great selection of books - I still haven't got around to Water for Elephants which I do want to read. Marion Zimmer Bradley is an old favourite - hope you're enjoying her books.

Happy reading!

Sarah said...

Most of the books you mentioned are new to me so I'll have to read through some of your reviews :o)

Hope you have a great week

Zia said...

There are several on your list that are either on my TBR list or wishlist.

The1stdaughter said...

It looks like you've had a busy week and another one coming up, but books are worth it right?! I'm really interested to hear what you think of Water for Elephants as I've been considering reading it for a while now.

Great week ahead! Thanks so much for stopping by my site earlier!

bookmagic said...

I need to read the last two Sarah Addison Allen books. I liked Garden Spells. Enjoy The Postmistress

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, yay! I read The Postmistress last week...fabulous! And I read Good in Bed awhile ago...loved it,too.

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Becky said...

I havent heard of any of these but I hope that you enjoy them, it seems like you will have a busy reading week!

Aths said...

You definitely have a lot of good books on your list! I have so many of them in my TBR! Have fun!!

Teddyree said...

Great line-up, I loved Garden Spells and you're so lucky to have already read The Girl Who Chased The Moon, hope you enjoyed it. Happy reading :-)

Pricilla said...

Congratulations on all of your new followers.
I would love to win The Elegance of the Hedgehog. I have not heard of Ms. Barbery and I love to learn of new authors.
thank you
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I was already a follower

Serpentine Librarian said...

You read some great books last week! I loved Water for Elephants, hope you did too! And this week you're reading The Postmistress - totally jealous of you for that. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on that one.

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