It’s Monday! What I’m Reading – August 1st

It’s Monday! What are You Reading? is a weekly meme to update you, my readers, on what I’m reading, what I’ve read and what reading is on the horizon (and of course to get more suggestions for books to add to your ever-growing TBR list). Please join in and check out what everyone else.

This is the definitely the shortest what I’m reading list ever.

Currently Reading

When I returned Dark Matter to the library yesterday, I saw Continue reading

Summer Beach Reads 2017

Most people think there is something wrong with me because I don’t like the beach, and perhaps on some level, there is something wrong with me. And truthfully it’s not that I don’t like the beach – I don’t like the sand. It gets into places it shouldn’t be and it seems like for weeks after you’ve frolicked in the sand you’re still washing it out of your hair and clothes. Grrr.  Let’s for a moment pretend that I do like to frolic in the sand what books would I take? I can assure

Let’s assume for a moment that I like to frolic in the sand, what books would I take? I can assure you it wouldn’t be the proverbial light reading or as some refer to it escapist fiction.

So, here are my top 10 Summer beach reads

  1. Songs of a Dead Dream and Grimscribe by Thomas Ligotti
  2. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  3. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
  4. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
  5. What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
  6. The Pact by Jodi Piccoult
  7. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent by Julia Alvarez
  8. Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya
  9. The Sympathizer by Viet Nguyen
  10. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie

Now, tell me what’s on your Summer beach reads, or if you don’t have beach reads; what’s on your Summer reading list?

It’s Monday! What I’m Reading – June 12th

It’s Monday! What are You Reading? is a weekly meme to update you, my readers, on what I’m currently reading, what I’ve read and what reading is on the horizon (and of course to get more suggestions for books to add to your ever-growing TBR list). Please join in and check out what everyone else.

My reading life has not picked up since my last What I’m Reading and to be perfectly honest it’s slowed down Continue reading

What I’m Reading?

It’s Monday! What are You Reading? is a weekly meme to update you, my readers, on what I’m currently reading, what I’ve read and what reading is on the horizon (and of course to get more suggestions for books to add to your ever-growing TBR list). Feel free to join in and check out what everyone else.

Last week was a pretty slow reading week. I got a couple pieces of not-so-good news and having said that I really wasn’t much in a reading mood. After Bout of Books (BoB) was over I decided to continue with the rather ambitious list of books I had for the challenge.

Currently Reading

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson was not on my BoB reading list. It is however on my classic horror reading challenge list. I was finally able to get my pretty little hands on a copy at the library. Continue reading

Review: The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

The Time KeeperThe Time Keeper. Mitch Albom
by Mitch Albom
Hardback, 222
Published September 28, 2012
Rating: 3/5

I have been a fan of Mitch Albom since I read Tuesday’s with Morrie in college.  Since then I have read all of his books.  I eagerly awaited the release of The Timekeeper and when I saw it in my local bookstore pounced on it like a cat pouncing its dinner prey.

The Time Keeper is a fable about the first man to count the hours of the day, who would later be known as Father Time.  As a result of his transgression the man is banished to a cave for thousands of years (6000 to be exact) to think about what he has done — now that’s a pretty serious time out.  During this banishment he is also forced to listen to the earthly voices constantly asking for more time.  Father Time is finally set free from the cave only to go to earth and teach two people the meaning of time and in teaching them he ultimately saves himself.

The Time Keeper introduces the reader to the three main characters: Dor, Sarah Lemon and Victor Delamonte.  Continue reading