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Monday, August 2, 2010

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?


It's Monday, and time again for "It's Monday, What Are You Reading?"

This is a weekly event held by my book buddy, Sheila of Book Journey, where bloggers can check out what everyone is reading and reviewing. It's a great way to promote the book reviewing community, and get a chance to check out other blogs! For more info, go to Sheila's blog at http://bookjourney.wordpress.com

I got quite a bit of reading done last week, and have quite a bit to do this week, but it's supposed to be over 100 degrees every day this week, so I can think of nothing better than to stay in and read!

Here's what I did and what I'm gonna do - (that's good English, huh?)

WHAT I READ:

Between A Heart and A Rock Place by Pat Benetar

The Darling Dahlia's and The Cucumber Tree by Susan Wittig Albert



Following Polly by Karen Bergreen



Par For The Course by Jennifer Vido

Murder on Lexington Avenue by Victoria Thompson

Skien of The Crime by Maggie Sefton


WHAT I'M READING NOW:

Delicious and Suspicious: A Memphis BBQ Mystery by Riley Adams


WHAT I PLAN TO READ THIS WEEK:

Paula Deen's Savannah Style by Paula Deen and Brandon Branch
(I'm hosting a Book Blog Tour stop for this book on Wednesday - be sure to come by!)


In A Hearbeat: Sharing The Power of Cheerful Giving by Leigh Ann and Sean Tuohy



Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

Death Echo by Elizabeth Lowell



Sidney Sheldon's After the Darkness by Tilly Bagshawe

Inside Out by Barry Eisler

Think of A Number by John Verdon


Whew! Ambitious, I know - but I think I can, I think I can ...

P.S. Don't forget to pop by my blog post for the Penguin Anniversary giveaway! Leave a comment, and become a follower, for a chance to win a copy of Elizabeth Gilbert's "Eat, Pray, Love"!

7 comments:

Melissa Palmer said...

I have the Pat Benatar book in my pile of library books--will read it soon.

Nikki-ann said...

I love the cover for Delicious and Suspicious - I hope you're enjoying it!

dollycas aka Lori said...

Looks like a lot of great reading, I loved the Riley Adams cozy and ...Lemon Cake was a different but very interesting story.

Dollycas

Cat said...

That list is ambitious but some great looking titles so hope you enjoy your week's reading.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Oh they all look so good and I adore Paula Deen. She's my favorite Food Network lady. She's so ornery!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

OOH Death Echo looks good.... why am I always drawn to the spooky ones? Thanks for posting Sharon - enjoy your reads this week :D

Liz said...

Boy, you have some great titles there! I have yet to read a Susan Wittig Albert book, but I see her all the time at the library. And I like some of your other mysteries -- I've read good things about the Tuohy book, too.

I'm actually raving about a non-fiction reference book (yes I'm reading some fiction, too!) called The Thinker's Thesaurus by Peter Meltzer. Much, much more than a typical thesaurus -- this one gives you sophisticated and interesting synonyms, not the ordinary stuff I usually get from both my computer thesaurus and the hardcover one on the bookshelf behind my desk. I especially like the "clarifier" feature -- it provides the most target-center word you want to use rather than a word that's "pretty close." This modifies the base word to add nuance or clarification -- that's how you get the more exact synonym. You don't get that in a regular thesaurus!