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It’s Monday! What Are Your Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila of Book Journey. Be sure to check out her post today to see her selections and the list of links to all the other participating bloggers.


Due to an out-of-town family wedding last week, it’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve participated in the reading meme. A lot has happened, let’s see if I can capture it all!

So, what did I actually read in all of that time? As I said, I finished Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff, which was a fascinating picture of a powerful woman and, even more interesting, of how and why the myth diverted from the reality. I finished The Art of Eating In by Cathy Erway. The review will be my Weekend Cooking post in a couple of weeks — the short version is it wasn’t quite what I expected, but I really enjoyed it anyway. I started and finished Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning and need to get that review up as part of my RIP VI challenge.


I’m currently reading Never Been a Time by Harper Barnes about the East St. Louis race riot in 1917. Our Diversity Book Club will be discussing it on Thursday. I ran into several of our members at the diversity symposium on Saturday (pdf flyer). The consensus is that it’s a tough book to read because of the topic but it’s going to generate a terrific discussion. I only have 50 more pages, so no problem getting it finished before our meeting.

Never Been a Time proved too serious to read for all of Dewey’s Read-a-Thon, so I started Ghouls Gone Wild by Victoria Laurie, which is light and fun and perfectly themed as we go into Halloween week. It wasn’t on my original RIP VI list but following Anastasia’s lead at Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog (The Sunday Salon (Oct. 23): RIP VI update), I’m going to count it.

Will Read

What’s next? Beats me! I have a lot of books around here and my plan for today includes visiting my nearest indie bookstore, Pudd’nhead Books, with list in hand. Check back next week to see what I ended up being in the mood for.

Signature of Joy Weese Moll


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? — 3 Comments

  1. I’m so jealous of your lovely independent bookstore. The only store close to me is B and N. That’s fine, but I miss the personal touch and coziness of an independent store.
    Happy Reading!

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