Monday, June 29, 2009

Well its that time again! Monday Monday.... So what am i reading?

Currently reading:

This is starting out slow for me. I 'm having a hard time getting into it.

Next up is :
From Amazon Review: From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. At the start of Freely's complex, often riveting novel set in contemporary and Cold War Turkey, a journalist known only as Miss M returns to Istanbul in 2005 after a long absence at the request of Jeannie Wakefield, whose father, William, was an American spy. Jeannie hopes that Miss M will write an article to help her husband, once Miss M's lover, who's been detained in the United States and sent to Guantánamo. A few months later, Jeannie disappears, leaving behind a long letter detailing events from the 1960s. The main narrative threads—extracts from Jeannie's letter; Miss M's memories of Istanbul from that same period and her present-day account of investigating Jeannie's long-ago indoctrination into a Communist cell, which was at one point charged with the infamous but possibly apocryphal Trunk Murder—interweave toward a quietly stunning conclusion. Both mystery/thriller and mainstream literary readers will be well rewarded. Freely is the English translator of Nobel Prize–winner Orhan Pamuk's novel, Snow. (May)

Oh i'm editing my reads for the week. Went to the library and picked up Water for Elephants: A Novel by Sara Gruen. I've wanted to read this badly and it was finally at the library! I also snagged Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel by Lisa See. I've seen some great reviews by this author so i thought i would see what it's all about. Happy Reading!!!

~~Anyway, last weekend we were supposed to go camping. It was a new camping spot, we've never been there and when we pulled in, the spot was too small for us to get into! Talk about a huge disappointment. My son was crying, poor guy. Sooo we ended up going t
o the town rodeo and staying the night by the river in a pull out. It wasn't so bad but its not camping!!

Have a happy week!!


Anonymous said...

Normally if a book starts out slow, I won't stick with it. :( Sad, but true. I am too ADD.

Louise said...

A happy week to you as well - I am going away for 10 days from Thursday, but hopefully will have some time to blog tomorrow and Wednesday.

Jessica (BookLover) said...

I just finished (and posted my review for) The Texicans. I am thinking of starting Notes From A Tilt-A-Whirl next. Sometimes a book that starts off slow can have such a good ending that it's worth it. Unfortunately you never know till you get there. There have been books that I never finished because when I have to force myself to trudge through them, I find myself losing my will to read... anything. Hopefully that's not the case for you though! :) lol

Cathy said...

I hope you have better luck on your next camping adventure.

Mary said...

I loved Water For Elephants and Snow Flower. Very different books but so good!

Shona said...

I have had Sara Gruen book waiting on by shelf for such a long time now ,I really don't know when I' ll actually get to read it.

Anonymous said...

Great photos. The rodeo isn't camping, but still fun :)