Monday, June 21, 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:
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
The One-Week Job Project: One Man, One Year, 52 Jobs by Sean Aiken
What I Thought I Knew by Alice Eve Cohen
Okay, I think I kicked my reading blahs. Since I gave up on The Elegance of the Hedgehog, and mostly caught up on my magazines, I still wasn't able to really get through anything or feel happy about it. So this weekend I decided to indulge my whims and read memoirs, cull some of the TBR pile that was taunting me, and get rid of Hedgehog. I think it was still giving off bad vibes. Hopefully I am now putting that behind me.

Books I am currently reading/listening to:
Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

Up Next:
Here are some books published by independent publishers, currently on my TBR list:

Guideposts Books
Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart by Beth Pattillo

Brimfield Rush: The Thrill of Collecting And the Hunt for the Big Score by Bob Wyss

Northeastern Univ press:
Peyton Place by Grace Metalious


Jess said...

I have heard mixed things about Elegance... glad you got rid of the blahs!

Heather said...

One week one job sounds interesting.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

The one year, 52 job book does sounds interesting. You had a pretty good reading week. :)

dollycas aka Lori said...


Mr. Darcy is on my Wish List.

Maybe you need to just read something full of humor. I will try to find something to recommend by next week.


Here's my week and enter my contest if you get the chance. http://dollycas.blogspot.com/

Gerbera Daisy Diaries said...

I've suffered reading BLAHS recently too...glad they are gone!

Here is my reading list!

tediousandbrief said...

I'm new to your blog, but I'm about to start:

Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art by Laney Salisbury & Aly Sujo