Monday, February 8, 2010

It's Monday, What are You Reading? (5)

What are you reading on Mondays? is a meme hosted by Sheila. This is our opportunity as bloggers to share what we've read in the past week and what we plan on reading this week. If you'd like to join in (it's really fun), go to One Persons Journey Through a World Of Books and add your name to the list.

What I Read This Week:

The Poor Little Rich Girl ~ Eleanor Gates
An Old-Fashioned Girl ~ Louisa May Alcott
Glass Houses ~ Rachel Caine
The Dead Girls' Dance ~ Rachel Caine
Midnight Alley ~ Rachel Caine
Feast of Fools ~ Rachel Caine
Lord of Misrule ~ Rachel Caine
Carpe Corpus ~ Rachel Caine
Fade Out ~ Rachel Caine
Helen in the Editor's Chair ~ Ruthe S. Wheeler
Book of a Thousand Days ~ Shannon Hale

Currently Reading:

Twenty Four Hours a Day ~ Faith Baldwin
The Noisy Seven: A Story of Seven Boys ~ Alice Pickford Brockway

What I'd Like to Read This Week:

Under the Lilacs ~ Louisa May Alcott
The Ministry of Marriage ~ Tim Binney
The Shack ~ Wm. Paul Young

There are so many other books that I still have on my TBR shelf, but I really need to read The Ministry of Marriage since I borrowed it from a friend around two months ago. Yikes! As for The Shack, I'm not sure what to expect. My mother-in-law loved it. Raves about it. I tend to discover that books that are raved about by lots of people end up making absolutely no impression on me. And, honestly, even a bad impression is better than none at all in my opinion.

29 comments:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Wow! Your reading from last week is amazing! I am going to have to look up Rachel Caine as you are flying through her books! :)

Have a wonderful week!

Gwen said...

You are a busy reader.

I agree, many books that people rave about, I don't really like.

Happy Reading:)

Kristen said...

Wow! Looks like you had a bit of a Rachel Caine marathon! I still need to read all of her books. I finally broke down and bought Glass Houses at the Half-Priced bookstore. Hope you read lots this week as well!

Elizabeth said...

WOW! That's a lot for 1 week. I was just discussing LM Alcott's lesser known novels with my mom and saying I had to do a re-read of them.
Here's my Monday http://ebogie.blogspot.com/2010/02/what-im-reading-this-monday-2810.html

Zia said...

Holy cow you read a lot of books last week! I'm kind of jealous heh. Have a great reading week.

Cat said...

Goodness - you did get through a lot last week. Hope you enjoyed them all.

Have another great reading week!

Kim said...

Book of a Thousand Days has been on my shelf for quite some time--it sounds really good, but I just never get to it. The Shack is one that I have steered clear of --my mom read it and pretty much filled me in. I know it will not align with my theological views (bordering on heretical) and I don't think I could read it just as a work of fiction-the theology stuff would just be in the way. I will be interested in what you have to say about it. :)
Have a happy reading week!
*smiles*

Becky said...

Wow, you read so many books this week, thats amazing. I hope that you enjoyed them all. I will keep my eye out for the reviews.

I am reading a Louisa May Alcott book at the moment, but Little Women.

Here is my Its Monday! post if you want to have a look

http://pageturnersbooks.blogspot.com/2010/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading.html

Jan von Harz said...

Dead Girls Dance sound very interesting. Have not heard of most of your titles though and will have to check at more of them. Happy reading.

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

WOW you read an amazing amount of books. Hope you have another great week.

Ruth Schaller said...

I'm jealous, you got a lot of reading done!

Here's mine this week: http://ruthiesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_08.html

Hope you have a great reading week! :D

Nina said...

You read many books last week. Almost the whole serie!! :)

Happy reading for this week.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, my! I loved the Louisa May Alcott books you mentioned...An Old Fashioned Girl and Under the Lilacs.

I've been hearing about her books again...time to reread!

Your blog is lovely, BTW...I think this is my first visit here!

My week:

http://laurel-rain-snow.blogspot.com/2010/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_08.html

Jennifer said...

WOW! I wish I could read that quickly. You had a fantastic week! Happy reading this week. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-8.html

alitareads said...

You had a fantastic reading week! I've heard lots of good things about The Shack. Hopefully it lives up to all those raves!

Amanda Leigh said...

Wow, you did awesome last week! I'm so jealous of all the Rachel Caine reads!

~Amanda Leigh
Not-Really-Southern Vamp Chick

Lydia said...

How awesome to find another reader like myself! Love the line-up!

And I can't wait to read Becoming Jane Eyre either. Loved Jane Eyre - so that's the reason I picked it up!

Shy said...

So many books you've read in the past week! You seriously need to share your tips there :P Hope that this week would be as productive and about The Shack, I didn't really like the book despite reading good reviews from others as well. Guess that some books are not meant for us, eh? Do visit my site here when you got the time.

Have a pleasant week!

Chrissie said...

Wow, how do you manage to read so many books in one week?? Makes my 2 a week look shameful.

NancyO said...

I'm really absolutely flabbergasted at how much you were able to read this week. I think I got maybe 3 for the entire week!

Stephanie said...

These look good -- and you're a prolific reader! I thoroughly enjoyed all Louisa May Alcott's books.

Crystal (I totally paused!) said...

I really really liked Book of a Thousand Days, can't wait to read the review!

I need to branch out and read more Louisa May Alcott, it's been years since I read her at all, and I liked all the Little Women related books.

Alissa said...

You were very extremely busy last week! I don't know how you do it. I really enjoyed Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale.

Teddyree said...

LOL that is amazing!! Shane is yummy isn't he, are all the books in the Morganville series good. I'm just wondering whether to order a few at a time? Have another great week

Erotic Horizon said...

A really good week - hope they worked for you..

The Shack has had phenomenal success, hope that work for you as well..

E.H>

Josette said...

Whoa, that's quite a stack you have there! It must have a very good reading week for you. :)

I notice a lot of Rachel Caine in your list. I've not heard of her before, perhaps I could check out her books one day. How are they like?

Ooh, I've read An Old-Fashioned Girl too. An eye-opening story.

ibeeeg said...

You had a fantastic week. Hope this week is fabulous!

I am going to look up Rachel Craine as you read many of her books...I am curious.

Alison (Alison's Book Marks) said...

I have never heard of Rachel Caine, I'm going to look her up now!

I can't wait to read your review of The Shack. It's on my bookshelf, but I just haven't been able to pick it up (I'm afraid...)

Jennifer G. said...

That's quite a Rachel Caine list you just finished! I've only read a Weather Warden short story by her, but I enjoyed and do have her books on my list. I loved Book of a Thousand Days!

Enjoy your books this week!