Monday, December 13, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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:
Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story by Leonie Swann
This Place Has No Atmosphere by Paula Danziger

Books I gave up on:
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
I just couldn't do it. I hated the first 67 pages and book club didn't convince me that it was worth continuing with.

Books I am currently reading/listening to:
Books: A Memoir by Larry McMurtry

Up Next:
The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour by James D. Hornfischer
Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory by Ben MacIntyre

So, I own both of these books but am thinking they'd make terrific Christmas presents for Dad (who luckily isn't even sure what a blog is, let alone read mine) so I want to read them lickety-split so I can conserve a little money. And before you think I'm cheap, I'm unemployed, and my father is an economist so he appreciates cheap.


gautami tripathy said...

Happy reading!

Here is my Monday: Mailbox/Whereabouts post!

pussreboots said...

The Lacuna is on my wishlist. I'm more curious now to read it.

Caroline Starr Rose said...

I just finished WE HEAR THE DEAD and am starting XVI.

dollycas aka Lori said...

It's hard to give up on a book isn't it and if it's one sent for review things get really sticky. There are just so many good books out there that forcing yourself to read one you don't like just isn't worth it.


Teacher/Learner said...

I'm starting The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. It's too bad when you can't tolerate a book to the point of giving up (been there, done that).