27 September, 2010

It's Monday! What are you reading?

What are you reading Monday  is hosted by Shelia over at Book Journey. Head over and check out what others are reading!

Once again it's been a few weeks since I have participated in this. The big news is that in this time I have celebrated a birthday and my beloved husband bought me a Kindle! With a red cover! I love my Kindle! And my husband! (not necessarily in that order!) So lets go on a quick catch up!

What I have finished recently! (Click on the links for my reviews)

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett I first heard about this over on Carol's Notebook. It came through the returns chute at work, I grabbed it!

Celebrity Detox by Rosie O'Donnell A library pick up.

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver Finally managed to read it for Book Group. Had discussion yesterday, it was great. I found my reaction to this book a lot different from the first time I read it.

206 Bones by Kathy Reichs I love Kathy Reichs. I thought I had read them all until a client at work borrowed this. Then I realised I'm about 3 behind! Have some catching up to do!

The Tincture of Salt by Alicia Bennett A collection of poetry lent to me by a friend. I now want to read more poetry - but good, meaningful poetry like this!

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares Another library pick up.

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins First heard about this on Bippity Boppity Books. Looked it up at work, put my self on the reserve list and got it just before I went away for a week sans husband and kids. (what timing!) Put the second one, Catching Fire on reserve the moment I finished Hunger Games. Got it on Friday, hope to get to it soon.

Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith Another series I let get away from me and am now catching up on.

My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares A loaner from a friend. One of those if you liked Time Traveler's Wife you will like books. Not as good as Time Traveler's but not bad.

Of A Boy by Sonya Hartnett Yet another library pick up from a great Australian writer.

House Rules by Jodi Picoult Finished yesterday while sitting on my deck in the sun with a cup of tea. Does it get any better??

What I am reading now (are you still with me??)

The Double Comfort Safari Club by Alexander McCall Smith

From Goodreads:

Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are called to a safari lodge in Botswana's Okavango Delta to carry out a delicate mission on behalf of a former guest.

The Okavango makes Precious appreciate once again the beauty of her homeland: it is a paradise of teeming wildlife, majestic grasslands and sparkling water.

However, it is also home to rival safari operators, fearsome crocodiles and disgruntled hippopotamuses. What's more, Mma Makutsi still does not have a date for her wedding to Phuti Radiphuti and is feeling rather tetchy herself.

But Precious knows that with a little patience, just as the wide river will gently make its way round any obstacle, so will everything work out for the best in the end . . .

So, what are you reading?? Leave me a comment and a link and I promise to visit!


  1. I recently read and review Reich's new YA book Virals and loved it. I have not read her adult novels but am sure I would love them too. You had a great week with some amazing books. Hope this week is great too.

  2. My dog ate my Kindle (or rather seriously tried to)so my husband just bought me another one. I tried reading books on my Iphone, but it just wasn't the same! Enjoy your Kindle. I've had one since they first came out, and probably wouldn't switch to another e-reader ever.

  3. Holy smokes you had some good reads recently! I really enjoyed my book clubs discussion of We Need To Talk About Kevin and I think 206 bones sounds creepy good!

  4. Happy Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day! Yay for the Kindle... I've had mine a few weeks now and I love it! :)

  5. Oh, lots of Ann Brashares books. I've read My Name Is Memory, but not her others. I'm hoping though that her younger series are bit better than that one, because I wasn't a huge fan.

    Happy Birthday and congrats on the Kindle! Wahoo! My birthday is coming up...maybe I can convince my hubby??? :o)

    Have a fabulous reading week and thanks so much for stopping by my site earlier!