Monday, June 22, 2009

What Are You Reading On Mondays?

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

Finished this week:

66. The Great Lover**** by Jill Dawson (2008 UK) 310 pages Hardcover

A fictionalized account of the last years of English poet Rupert Brooke (d.1915).She used a great deal from his own writings and biographies in this book. Recommended.

67. The Pages**** by Murray Bail (2009 Australia) 199 pages Hardcover

Fiction, shortlisted for this year's Miles Franklin Award. Recommended.

" A beguiling meditation on friendship and love, on men and women, on landscape and the difficulties of thought itself."

I've read Murray Bail's other three novels, Homesickness***+, Holden's Performance****, and Eucalyptus***** and enjoyed them all. I highly recommend Eucalyptus, which won the 1999 Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize.

Currently reading...

Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos...on page 100

This is on my tbr list for the LibraryThing Authors' reading challenge. I snagged a copy from Book Club Girl and hope to finish and participate in tomorrow's night author interview at Book Club Girl. You are welcome to join us.

Ulyysses by James bits and no longer on my own!

Dovegreyreader is starting a read-a-long and discussion of this book."Team Ulysses" will be doing a slow read, giving ourselves a year to finish. Discussions take place on the 16 of each month, there's still time to join if it interests you.
Upcoming books:

West With the Night by Beryl Markham

For the Compass Points reading challenge, and Rebecca's new weekly feature Take Me Away at Lost in Books. Starting Saturday we will be in Kenya.

And Let the Earth Tremble at its Centers by Gonzalo Celorio (Mexico

The Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar (US)

What are you reading this week?


  1. Book Club Girl sounds like it's going to be fun!

  2. Good stuff. I hope you enjoy West with the Night. I listened to it last year and really liked it. What an amazing life!

  3. I have Belong to Me on my TBR stack. I just finished Love Walked In this weekend. Loved it!

  4. I hope you're able to stay on track (finish the book) and call in to the BELONG TO ME interview. Those shows are always interesting and I refer back to them, if I haven't read the book in time :)

  5. I'm currently reading Primo Levi's "If This is a Man". Good luck with Ulysses. That's a tough one to tackle.



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