Monday, April 28, 2008


I haven't been reading much lately. I'm not sure why because I am always known for having a book in my hands. But in the past month, I haven't found a story to capture my interest for very long.

Well, that's going to change this month. I just started Bluffing Mr. Churchill by John Lawton - and it promises to be a good one - a World War II spy thriller.

I also snagged a copy of Francine Prose's Reading Like a Writer and started that one, as well. Sandra Gulland recommended it, and I've heard lots of other people say good things, so I'm anxious to dive into it.

And finally, I got to pick this month's selection for our book club at work, and I chose The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.

What are you reading?


  1. I'm very interested to hear what you think about THE THIRTEENTH TALE. There were things I really loved about it, and things I didn't. I got ahead of the story a few times, but I was also surprised a few times.

    I'm finishing Sharon Shinn's DARK MOON DEFENDER, I'm struggling with another book, and I'm delighted to be back re-reading WILL IN THE WORLD: HOW SHAKESPEARE BECAME SHAKESPEARE, which is one of the best biographies I've ever read.

  2. Nothing. I'm reading nothing. I know, shocking isn't it? Well, I'm reading a nonfiction photoshop book, does that count? This coming weekend though, I've promised myself that I'll start a new book...

  3. I'm just reading a textbook for my class. Pretty boring stuff though.

  4. I'm just about finished with ONE SISTER'S SONG, by blogger Karen Degroot Carter. Before that, I had to read a book my company sent out to all of us called, NOW, DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS. I'll have my April reads posted in the next day or two. I read some good stuff this month. :)

  5. Like you I haven't read anything is a week or two but I'm awaiting a shipment from Amazon as we speak. Normally I buy my books locally but I couldn't find The Bone Pickers anywhere around so I ordered it and two others just so I could get free shipping.

  6. Coincidentally enough - Mistress of the Sun, Sandra's latest. Thanks for reminding me about her blog.

    And I'd love to hear what you think of the Setterfield book. I haven't read it yet.

  7. Devon - I'm really looking forward to reading it. Strangely enough, our local libraries have nearly all fo them checked out, so it must be a very popular book!

    Kacey, I don't know why I haven't read anything for so long, but I figure it's just a phase. :-)

    Haha, Lisa, we had to read something like that for work, too - Strengths Finder 2.0. I enjoyed finding out what my top 5 strengths were, though. :-)

    Travis, you fall into the free shipping when you spend $25 trap, too? LOL I do that all the time - but hey, it's for a good cause.

    Tess, I'm really anxious to read Sandra's latest! Can't wait until it comes out in the U.S. :-)

  8. Brian, at least you're reading, right? You could be reading awful copies of CCP!

  9. I really enjoyed The Thirteenth Tale. It was a little hard to get into, but once I was in it, I was hooked.

    I'm in between books right now. I just finished Heart Shaped Box and now I need to find something different. I'm thinking of "1776" by McCullough


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