It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
I guess I kind of disappeared for Thanksgiving week. That wasn’t really what I intended.
We had a pretty active Readers’ Workouts discussion last week: Readers’ Workouts — November 20. Join us tomorrow for more adventures of athletic readers and reading athletes.
Yesterday, I listed the holiday events that I intend to participate in on my blog. My virtual Christmas plans — ‘Tis the Season for Book Blogger Holiday Events.
I finished The Forest House by Marion Zimmer Bradley and enjoyed it. It joins the growing pile of books that I mean to write a review for. I’ll get to it.
I got stuck with A History of Ancient Britain because I so want to draw a timeline of the first chapter — all about the people who lived before and between the ice ages. As soon as I get around to drawing my time line, I’ll get back to reading the book.
In the meantime, I picked up Ghost Knight by Cornelia Funke, the author of Inkheart. Ghost Knight is another middle grade novel. This one’s set in present-day Salisbury, England but features ghosts from the area’s history. It’s a quick read and, so far, quite fun.
I haven’t picked out my next book yet.
What are you reading?
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.
I really *should* join in the reader workouts…ugh…I have such a hard time being motivated! I need a kick in the pants 😉
Enjoy whatever book you decide to read next Joy!
Haven’t heard of any of those books but I do hope you have a great week of reading 🙂
There is something about Funke’s writing style that I just can’t connect with. I want to love her, because her books always sound really good, but then I always end up disappointed… It’s sad!
I actually liked Ghost Knight better than I remember liking Inkheart. i was sure that Inkheart was going to be the beginning of a love affair with this author but it didn’t work out for me. I think, as much as anything, I was responding to the setting of Ghost Knight, a place I hope to visit next year.
So glad you’re back–have to admit I was wondering why my mailbox didn’t contain more “Joy.” Really appreciate your sharing all the books you’re reading, as well as the challenges. Have a great week reading!
Love that cover.
I love the cover of Ghost Knight. Happy reading.
The cover for Ghost Knight is spectacular. Makes me want to pick it up too 🙂
Your book looks really good!
Sometimes it’s nice to not have your next book all planned out. Perhaps it’s time for a leisurely trip to the library?
Have a great week!
“I’ll get to it.” That has become my approach to blogging recently and I’m learning to silence that little nagging voice that says I “should” be blogging. I “should” be doing what interests me, right? I still love my blog, but my little break has reminded me that there are other things I like to do as well! Enjoy your week!
I’m reading “Gunshots in Another Room – the forgotten life of Dan J Marlowe” by Charles Kelly. If anyone wants to see what a self-published book should read like, please pick this one up. Kelly is a lifelong journalist and knows how to make facts read like fiction. A fabulous story and interesting character. I plan to do a review of this book for our local paper.