Monday, August 12, 2013

What Are You Reading?

What I Reviewed Last Week

The Night of the Comet

by George Bishop

I wasn’t looking forward to a book that has “coming-of-age story” slapped on the cover. I’ve done coming-of-age stories. To death, I think. But this book surprised me...more

The Lost Husband
by Katherine Center

I’ve read enough Katherine Center books (2? 3?) by now to know what I was getting before I added the book to my Amazon wish list. I like what Katherine Center...more

Eleven Rings
by Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson could have been anything---teacher, diplomat, even philosopher-king, perhaps---but he decided to become a basketball coach. And what a basketball coach...more

The Society of Timid Souls
or How to Be Brave
by Polly Morland

Polly Morland makes documentaries. Even if I wasn’t told this about her, I would have been able to figure it out from this book. Rather than a documenary...more

Picnic at Hanging Rock

by Joan Lindsay

It’s 1900. A group of college girls go on a picnic at a nature area. Some of the girls and one of their teachers do not return. It’s a mystery...more 

The Perfect Meal
by John Baxter

Some writers have all the fun. John Baxter, an expat twenty-year Paris-ite and writer, decides to set off around France in search of all the wonderful...more

Improbable Scholars

by David Kirp

It’s all bad news out of American public schools these days. Tests scores are declining, we hear, students don’t want to go to school, and the curriculum...more

What I'm Reading Now

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking

by Anya Von Bremzen 

From Amazon:  With startling beauty and sardonic wit, Anya von Bremzen tells an intimate yet epic story of life in that vanished empire known as the USSR—a place where every edible morsel was packed with emotional and political meaning.

The Gravity of Birds
by Tracy Guzeman

From Good Housekeeping:  ""In this riveting debut novel, a famous artist-recluse unveils a 40-year-old painting never shown before, then sends collectors on a scavenger hunt to locate two teenage girls who posed for him, but disappeared decades ago."

What are you reading this week?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! As part of this weekly meme Book Journey loves to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. 


  1. Nice! Hope you enjoy your reads for the week!

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  2. So many books! You know, I have never read Picnic at Hanging Rock. I must look it out. The Soviet Cookbook sounds interesting!

    Here's my post.

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  4. Picnic at Hanging Rock is an excellent read. Our online 1001 books group is reading and discussing it this month.

  5. I've enjoyed Katherine Center and will be on the look out for this book. Have a great week.

  6. I really loved The Lost Husband....looks like you have several intriguing books this week.

    Thanks for sharing...enjoy your week!

  7. The Lost Husband is on my wishlist, I've seen the film of Picnic at Hanging Rock but never read the book :)

  8. I like Katherine Center a lot, too. The Lost Husband was an uplifting read.

  9. The Gravity of Birds looks interesting. Hope it is good. Have a great week!

  10. I stayed up late last night reading Gravity of Birds. Very good, so far.

  11. Wow, quite the smorgasbord!! That Baxter book sounds right up my alley, I'll have to check it out.

  12. Ooo The Perfect Meal sounds amazing! I will have to read it and be jealous. Have a great week!

  13. The gravity of birds sounds really great, and the cover is beautiful.

    (Found you on Twitter, by the way)

    Kind regards,

  14. I'll have to check these out since they're all new to me.

  15. The Perfect Meal is my favorite John Baxter-book-about-France. So far.

  16. The cover is beautiful on Gravity of Birds.

  17. Looks like you had a busy week. Here is my link for this week:

  18. I'm always astonished at how much you get read in a week! I've got The Perfect Meal in the TBR, good to hear you liked it. I've read two of his books so far. I love the cover of Gravity of Birds too. I really enjoyed reading Picnic at Hanging Rock too.

  19. It's easy to read a lot when you have these wonderful empty days of summer.

  20. Lots of great books, I love the sound of The Gravity of Birds and will look out for that!

    Happy reading this week :)

  21. travelling around france sounds like a pretty perfect plot right there!
    and the picnic mystery - intriguing..
    have a great week, Deb !

  22. I am bookmarking this post. There is a lot to look into here. Thank you....

  23. I saw the film Picnic at Hanging Rock. Be sure to check it out. it's super creepy. A Criterion Collection film by Peter Weir, 1975. I'll have to read the book.

  24. The Gravity of Birds sounds intriguing- even the title alone!

  25. reviewed a ton of books last week.

    ENJOY your week this week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading


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