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>What Are You Reading: August 23, 2010: 08/23/10

What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! As part of this weekly meme I love to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. I offer a weekly contest for those who visit 10 or more of the Monday Meme participants and leave a comment. You receive one entry for every 10 comments, just come back here and tell me how many in the comment area.

The textbooks are here and classes start in earnest on Wednesday.

Finished Last Week:

  1. City-Makers: The Story of Southern California's First Boom by Remi A. Nadeau (personal collection)
  2. Finding Marco by Kenneth C. Cancellara review copy)
  3. Raiders' Ransom by Emily Diamand (library book)
  4. Tyranny by Lesley Fairfield (library book)

Currently Reading:

  1. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (ebook)
  2. Gerry Tales by Gerry Boylan (review copy)
  3. Grave Sight (Harper Connelly, #1) by Charlaine Harris (personal collection)
  4. At Home with Books by Estelle Ellis and Caroline Seebohm (library book)
  5. The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry (library book)
  6. The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1) by Rick Riordan (personal collection)
  7. The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew, #1) by Carolyn Keene (library book)

I decided to return Conspiracy of Kings unread. I just don't have time and it is due at the library soon. Next up are my text books, Avenue of the Dead by Evelyn Anthony and At Ease: Navy Men of World War II by Evan Rachner.

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Comment #1: Sunday, August, 22, 2010 at 13:49:18


I recently bought The Lace Reader and I am curious to know what you think about it.

Also have Raiders' Ransom shipping to me. Hopefully the excitement of having it on the way carries through when it gets here and I actually read it.

I am currently working on Alas, Babylon and loving it. Think you would like it too!

Comment #2: Monday, August 23, 2010 at 21:44:34


The Lace Reader reminds me of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie except that it's set in Massachusetts. It's not a straight up parlor mystery but it does share an unreliable narrator.

I loved Raider's Ransom. I made sure to re-read my favorite parts before taking it back to the library.

Comment #3: Sunday, August, 22, 2010 at 20:00:14


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Have a fun blogging day!!

Comment #4: Monday, August 23, 2010 at 21:50:00


Thank you for the award.

Comment #5: Monday, August, 23, 2010 at 10:32:37

Sassy Brit

Great list - I do like the sound of Grave Sight (Harper Connelly, #1) by Charlaine Harris

I've been away, but I'm glad to be back now! :)

Comment #6: Monday, August 23, 2010 at 21:52:03


Welcome back. So far Grave Sight is an interesting read. I'm not sure where it's going.

Comment #7: Monday, August, 23, 2010 at 19:39:30

Kathy Martin

You are reading an interesting variety of books. I enjoyed both Grave Sight and The Red Pyramid. I just began The God of the Hive. Happy reading!

Comment #8: Monday, August 23, 2010 at 21:54:39


I am enjoying both of them. I have higher priority books to read first unfortunately.

Comment #9: Monday, August, 23, 2010 at 20:03:53


Great list of books. I was just talking to people about the old Nancy Drews. I didn't know that Carolyn Keene was actually a group of people!

Comment #10: Monday, August 23, 2010 at 21:56:00


Carolyn Keene, Frank Dixon and a couple other mystery writers for kids back then were actually groups of ghost writers.

Comment #11: Monday, August, 23, 2010 at 20:30:35

Laurel-Rain Snow

I so want to reread Anne of Green Gables and Nancy Drew's Secret of the Old Clock.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Comment #12: Monday, August 23, 2010 at 21:58:03


You're welcome. I am re-reading both those books.

Comment #13: Monday, August, 23, 2010 at 21:24:14

Christina T

You have a lot of books you are currently reading! I loved Anne of Green Gables and The Red Pyramid. How is Grave Sight? I will read it eventually.

I do not miss being in school. I remember that I had very little time to read for fun except when I took my class on YA services and had to read 23 YA books. Good luck with your classes!

Comment #14: Monday, August 23, 2010 at 22:00:12


Grave Sight is interesting. It's dark but fascinating. Twenty-three YA books for one class sounds like a ton of work.

Comment #15: Tuesday, August, 24, 2010 at 03:33:39

Booklover Book Reviews

I recall reading an Evelyn Anthony title many years ago and enjoying - hope this one's good too!

Comment #16: Friday, August 27, 2010 at 10:01:33


It was very good — quite the page turner.

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