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Monday, June 28, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


This meme is now hosted by Sheila at One Persons Journey Through a World of Books.
Books completed last week:
Bright Lights, Big Ass: A Self-Indulgent, Surly, Ex-Sorority Girl's Guide to Why it Often Sucks in the City, or Who are These Idiots and Why Do They All Live Next Door to Me? by Jen Lancaster
Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

Books I am currently reading/listening to:
A Voyage Long and Strange by Tony Horwitz

Up Next:

Algonquin Books is an awesome independent publishers here in my state (NC) and I have these books of theirs on my TBR pile currently:
Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart (I have a black thumb and hate gardening, but I have read two of her previous books - The Earth Moved and Flower Confidential - and loved them both)
Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger by Lee Smith (short story collection, and sadly not about Jane Austen)
A Friend of the Family by Lauren Grodstein

6 comments:

Sherrie said...

Hi!
They all sound like great books. I'll be checking out Wicked Plants. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books

Gerbera Daisy Mom said...

I adore Jen Lancaster!
And I have Wicked Plants and Mrs. Darcy on my Goodreads list. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on those.

Here is my list for the week:
http://www.gerberadaisydiaries.com/

dollycas aka Lori said...

Bright Lights, Big Ass: A Self-Indulgent, Surly, Ex-Sorority Girl's Guide to Why it Often Sucks in the City, or Who are These Idiots and Why Do They All Live Next Door to Me? by Jen Lancaster

OK, THAT TITLE GRABBED THIS OLD LADY!! I hope it was funny, you needed to read something funny.

Dollycas
Bright Lights, Big Ass: A Self-Indulgent, Surly, Ex-Sorority Girl's Guide to Why it Often Sucks in the City, or Who are These Idiots and Why Do They All Live Next Door to Me? by Jen Lancaster

Jennifer said...

Your books this week sound wonderful. I cannot wait to read your reviews. Have a great week reading. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/06/its-monday-what-are-you-reading.html

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Cleopatra, A Life is one I would like to know more about. I am fascinated by that era.

Have a super week!

Amy said...

I'm late, but had to add I have Mrs. Darcy too, it's coming up next in rotation!

I'm currently reading Life as We Show It (an arc with essays about film), really really good, and Rasskazy, new fiction from Russia.
Add in some German poetry in Angina Days and it's an oddball mix.

Love your titles!