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Weekly Monday Round-up (November 14, 2016)


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Kathryn at the Book Date and is "a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week."

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Books I finished reading last week: 
I seem to be out of the reading slump and am reading at full pace. The trick seems to be to not hesitate when choosing the next book, and to get reading right away and read enough to get yourself hooked. (Or maybe I have just been lucky in my choices).

I finished and reviewed (links lead to my reviews):
  • Common Ground by Rob Cowen. Natural history and meditation on man's place within nature.
  • Alice by Christina Henry. Fantasy. Dark spin-off of Alice in Wonderland.

I finished and haven't reviewed: 

  • The Solace of Open Spaces by Gretel Ehrlich. I may review this one, but in case I don't get round to it, it is a memoir of sorts about the US state of Wyoming, where Ehrlich first started visiting in the 1970s. She first came there to make a documentary about sheep farming, but kept returning and learned both shepherding and cowboying before she eventually got married and settled down on a ranch with her husband. It's the kind of book about a place and the people and animals that occupy it that I love to read.
  • The Pillow Book: An Illustrated Celebration of Eastern Erotica, edited by Charles Fowkes. This is an anthology/sampler of erotic writing and art from India, China and Japan that I acquired at the same time as The Perfumed Garden
  • The audio book of A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie, read by Rosemary Leach.   
  • Live Alone and Like It by Marjorie Hillis. Self-help and etiquette, humorous. A tongue in book of advice for single women on how to enjoy their singledom.
  • Single Female (Reluctantly) Seeks by Dixie Browning. Romance.

I am currently waiting for one book to arrive in the mail: 
  • Rivers of London by Ben Aaranovitch. This is the first book in a fantasy/alternate reality detective series and was recommended to me as a book that other Terry Pratchett fans have enjoyed.
...and dithering about whether or not to order another:
  • Red Queen by Christina Henry.

I forgot to post about the books I acquired the week before last, so here is a double dose.
I have already read four of them and have started on a fifth.
Click to enlarge the photos so you can see the titles.
I'll be writing about them later in the week.




Comments

Anonymous said…
I feel like you- there's a couple of books I want to order, but I'm dithering...I don't really need them (but I want them).
Have a great week!
Marce said…
Glad you are out the slump, they are terrible but I do think you have just chosen well :-)
Kathryn T said…
Yes I agree, it is important to move into the next book and read enough to get hooked. Sometimes that can be hard after a very good or very bad book!
Greg said…
Glad the slump is over. You might be right- maybe the trick is just to keep reading, no stopping! Ha ha Looks like you have a nice eclectic mix. Hope your reading week is fantastic!

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