Monday, August 31, 2009

what are you reading monday

ok, i am new to this but i do know i need to link this back to J Kaye, so here's the link .

first job, what did i read last week?

Carrie Fisher's WISHFUL DRINKING, i listened. laughed a lot. got the message that mental illness is not something one should be ashamed of nor should one hesitate to get treatment. to laugh so much and learn so much at the same time...great. i also enjoyed her voice read as it is another way to really feel the book.

Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Deception (Jason Bourne Novels) by Robert Ludlum, Eric Van Lustbader, and Jeremy Davidson. let's just say i like carrie fisher's book better.

Love You to Death (Mass Market Paperback) by Shannon K. Butcher. this is definitely a romantic thriller; not one i would call a "cozy mystery". it was a great read but not a gory read.

on my list for this week:

The Juror [ABRIDGED] [AUDIOBOOK] (Audio CD). i am 2/3s through it and will probably finish it today. it is a really good listen! but i promised dh i would get the rest of the sleep i didn't finish today (uuuh, sunday).

The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker (Mass Market Paperback) by Leanna Renee Hieber. i have been following this book's reviews all over the web. it seems like a good fun read. but i will tell you more after i finish it.

Shades of Gray: A Novel of the Civil War in Virginia by Jessica James this is another one i have been looking forward to reading. lesson, a watched mail book with not make the books appear any faster.

if i can squeeze in one more (Shades of Grey is a bit lenghty), it will probably be A Time for Loving by Herbert Tarr. i was first introduced to the author during a long hospital stay with The Conversion of Chaplin Cohen and Heaven Help Us. if laughter does help to heal the body, i must say these definitely kept the mind healthy and me laughing out loud...thought it sometimes had to be into a pillow to keep from waking other people. if you want or need a laugh, these two will do it. you can sometimes find them on amazon or in a half priced book store. well worth every penny. i report to you soon, if this one matches up.

so my friends, if you don't see me on line much, you know my nose is stuck in one of these three books of fantasy or historical reality or pure humor. well, i did say i liked a wide variety of reading materials.

if a really get stuck in and don't get distracted by fact checking or curiousty about something lightly touched causing me look up stuff, i might even try to get into Stand in the Storm by Breena Clark, a novel about a couple of slaves who escape north to find....well, we'll just have to wait to see what they find.


Mary said...

I hope you enjoy Shades of Gray as much as I did. I read it in July for the Southern Reading Challenge. I don't think I would've found out about it had I not seen it on another blogger's challenge list. I think it is my favorite book found on a blog this year.

Happy reading!

Jennifer said...

Great list! They sound like great read! The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker is on my TBR list. I look forward to what you think of it.
My Monday reading list is here:

Anonymous said...

Great reading list! I never could get into abridged audios. I tried, but it felt like part of the story was missing...and it! Even so, I don't know if it really was that way or all in my mind.

Ruth Schaller said...

Wow. You've got quite the list there. Have a great reading week! :D