25 October, 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!
 
What I finished this week (click the links for my reviews)

Only one finish this week

Breakout: How I Escaped from the Exclusive Brethren by David Tchappat

What I am reading now

She's Come Undone - Wally Lamb

From Goodreads:

"Mine is a story of craving; an unreliable account of lusts and troubles that began, somehow, in 1956 on the day our free television was delivered." So begins the story of Dolores Price, the unconventional heroine of Wally Lamb's She's Come Undone. Dolores is a class-A emotional basket case, and why shouldn't she be? She's suffered almost every abuse and familial travesty that exists: her father is a violent, philandering liar; her mother has the mental and emotional consistency of Jell-O; and the men in her life are among the most loathsome creatures ever to go by the name of man. But Dolores is no quitter; she battles her woes with a sense of self-indulgence and gluttony rivalled only by Henry VIII. Hers is a dysfunctional Wonder Years, where growing up in the golden era was anything but ideal. While most kids her age were dealing with the monumental importance of the latest Beatles single and how college turned an older sibling into a long-haired hippie, Dolores was grappling with such issues as divorce, rape and mental illness. Whether you're disgusted by her antics or moved by her pathetic ploys, you'll be drawn into Dolores's warped, hilarious, Mallomar-munching world.
I'm also listening to:

Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Oil Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whore House - Paul Carter

From Goodreads:

'Great two-fisted writing from the far side of hell.' - John Birmingham, bestselling author of He Died with a Felafel in his Hand
'A unique look at a gritty game. Relentlessly funny and obsessively readable.' - Phillip Noyce, director of The Quiet American and Clear and Present Danger
Paul Carter has been shot at, hijacked and held hostage.
He's almost died of dysentery in Asia and toothache in Russia, watched a Texan lose his mind in the jungles of Asia, lost a lot of money backing a mouse against a scorpion in a fight to the death, and been served cocktails by an orang-utan on an ocean freighter. And that's just his day job.
Taking postings in some of the world's wildest and most remote regions, not to mention some of the roughest oil rigs on the planet, Paul has worked, gotten into trouble and been given serious talkings to in locations as far-flung as the North Sea, Middle East, Borneo and Tunisia, as exotic as Sumatera, Vietnam and Thailand, and as flat out dangerous as Columbia, Nigeria and Russia, with some of the maddest, baddest and strangest people you could ever hope not to meet.
Strap yourself in for an exhilarating, crazed, sometimes terrifying, usually bloody funny ride through one man's adventures in the oil trade.
When not getting into trouble on the rigs Paul lives a quiet life in Sydney.

What's next?

 Still working my way through my library list! Getting there!!

So what are you reading? Leave me a link!

6 comments:

  1. Hope you like She's Come Undone. I could not get into it despite all the incredibly positive reviews. Can't wait to hear what you think of it...maybe enough to convince me to try again :)

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  2. Thanks for visiting my blog! I've read I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb, which was very good. So I hope She's Come Undone is also a good read. Enjoy!

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  3. Paul Carter's book sounds great! Of course, I'm a Texan and know about oil rigs and such!

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  4. I loved She's come Undone...have a great week of reading!

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  5. I read She's Come Undone years ago and quite enjoyed it.

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  6. Two wonderful sounding books! Have a super week!

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