Hosted by J. Kaye at J. Kaye's Book Blog.
Books completed last week:
75.Little Bee****+ by Chris Cleave (UK) (272 pages) Reviewed
76.The Weight of Heaven****+ by Thrity Umrigar (India)(367 pages)
77.Molly Fox's Birthday**** by Deirdre Madden (Ireland)(232 pages)
78.The Angel's Game****+ by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Spain)(531pages)
Review of Molly Fox's Birthday to be posted on Thursday, July 30.
Forewords about The Angel's Game/Afterwords to follow soon.
Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane
Ulysses...the Irish one
And Let the Earth Tremble at its Centers by Gonzalo Celorio (Mexico)
Nada by Carmen Laforet (Spain)
Into The Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea (Mexico)
A Lucky Child by Thomas Buergenthal (US)
The Entropy of Aaron Rosclatt by James Sandham (Canada)
What are you reading this week? I welcome questions, comments, opinions, reading recommendations, links to books I've read, reviewed or mentioned. I'd love to read them.
Hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.
Janeology by Karen Harrington
I tried to win one of these in several giveaways over the past few months and never did. Then I looked around Ms. Harrington's site and found another chance to win one by answering a question or two. I was a little cheeky with my answer, but technically still correct and she gave me one! I know she might have given me an ARC if I'd asked nicely but then I'd feel pressured to get a review done and my health suffers even more when I'm under pressure. I'm really looking forward to this story. I can't imagine taking on this subject in fiction. But I see that it averages a little more than 4 stars out of five at LibraryThing. There are a lot of well known books of literature that don't score that rating on LT. So I have high hopes. It's about a mother who kills her children, that's all I know.
Thank you Ms. Harrington.
Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver
I was supposed to get The Bean Trees but this arrived. No worries, I'll read it too. I do have a copy of The Poisonwood Bible, which I got in a lot of Oprah Club books I bid for at E-bay, $40 for 23 books (including shipping)! I have yet to read Kingsolver but everyone says she's good so I'll get to it one of these days.
From Color Online. Thank you L.
Flight From the Enchanter by Iris Murdoch
Bookmooched: all the way from Texas, thank you Donna.
I now own 17 of Murdoch's novels and have read 4. I've been slowly collecting them through swapping, many are quite old but I don't mind a bit. I began reading her and liked each one. Then I discovered that Nancy Pearl of Book Lust lists all (or close to all) of Murdoch's novels as must reads. Anyone else enjoy her books? Would a post about those I've read interest anyone?
If you've reviewed any, please leave me a link. Feel free to leave links to reviews of any book I've read, reviewed or mentioned. I'd love to read them. Questions, comments, opinions, including dissenting ones, and good reading recommendations are always welcomed.
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