Monday, June 15, 2009

What Are You Reading On Mondays?


Hosted by J. Kaye at J. Kaye's Book Blog.

Completed this week:

62.Carpentaria****+ by Alexis Wright (517 pages) Australia
63.The Italian Girl**** by Iris Murdoch (176 pages) UK
64.Last Night in Montreal**** by Emily (247 pages) Canada
65.Wanting***** by Richard Flanagan (256 pages) Australia - shortlisted for this year's Miles Franklin Award

Currently reading...


The Great Lover by Jill Dawson UK fiction about English poet Rupert Brooke d.1915

Ulysses by James Joyce...ongoing - about half way now and taking it in small doses

Upcoming books:


All Other Nights by Dara Horn
And Let the Earth Tremble at its Centers by Gonzalo Celorio
The Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar

What are you reading this week?

Opinions, questions, links to reviews, requests for brief reviews, recommendations, book news, etc. are encouraged.
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Today's other posts: Mailbox Monday and Musing Mondays

9 comments:

  1. You had a great productive week. Wish you the same for this week too!

    Mondays: Musings/Mailbox/whereabouts

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  2. Sounds good to me! Here is mine

    I have started a book discussion forum on my blog called Cafe Blue. I hope you will visit and join.

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  3. Have a great week of reading!

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  4. Hi! How'd you find Iris Murdoch? And good luck with Ulysses! I'm in awe of anyone who actually tries to read it.

    Have a great week reading!

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  5. Oh my gosh! I am amazed at the amount of books are are getting read. Your progress really pushes me to try to do better.

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  6. gautami-Thank you.

    Bluestocking-I visited your Blue Cafe Forum and will watch the discussions for books that are in my category (literary fiction). I did like the thread about books that are not worth reding.

    Jess-Thank you, you too.

    fantaghiro23- I have really enjoyed every book I've read by Murdoch so far. The Black Prince*****, The Message to the Planet***+, and The Sea, The Sea**** so far. I liked The Italian Girl**** very much. Murdoch was a philosophy and she is good about people and how they ought to behave. I recommend her work.

    J. Kaye- I'm confined at home, no job, no housework or children, etc. I don't know how the rest of you read as much as you do, but thank you.

    Mary-Thank you. I do wonder at times if Joyce wasn't just an Irish flim flam man- he got away with a lot in his writing. But it sure is an interesting read-if you can stand that much word play.

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  7. Joyce is a tough one, I've been putting off Ulysses for years. Hats off to you!

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  8. wow! Half way through Ulysses! wow! that's good :)

    did u see my post? here it is - http://nidhiveens-loveforbooks.blogspot.com/2009/06/its-monday-what-are-you-reading.html


    i started this too! it is FUN :)
    i m reading 4 books :)

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