Sunday, May 15, 2011

It's Monday! What are you reading?


This meme is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey

Books read last week: 
Books currently reading:
  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (for a TLC tour)
  • Blindness by Jose Saramago (for my MUS Moms book group)
Books waiting in the wings:
  • Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity by Sam Miller
Read-a-long: Aths from Reading on a Rainy Day and I are hosting a summer read-a-long of Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. Feel free to join us (we begin June 1) by leaving a comment on this post.

21 comments:

Joann said...

Interesting books, hope you like them!
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RAnn said...

I loved The Dressmaker; hope you do too

pussreboots said...

This week I finished up the manga I had on hand. I typically read an issue over my morning cup of coffee. Come see what I'm reading this week.

Crystal (I totally paused!) said...

I hope you enjoy Shantaram! I've picked it up a few times and couldn't really keep myself going :( I might have to give it another try in the future!

Please feel free to stop by my Monday here.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Helen so often I stop by here and you are reading books I would love to read too... in fact I think I have one from the library right now because of you :)

I am pretty sure The Dressmaker of Khair Khana is on my shelf somewhere... now I want to read it :)

Marce said...

What great choices. I have Blindness on my shelf, I keep looking at it, soon....

I'm new to your blog, i'm following now.

My post

http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2011/05/read-reading-review-and-going-to-read.html

Jennifer said...

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter is on my shelf. Happy reading and have a fabulous week. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/05/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-39.html

The1stdaughter said...

Blindness sound so intriguing and especially great for a book club discussion. Enjoy!

Hope you have a fabulous reading week and if you get a second stop my to see what I've been reading at There's A Book! :)

Karen said...

I have listed Shantaram as a book I am going to read for another challenge (a way of getting through some of those TBR books) so I might joine in your readalong if that's okay.

Helen's Book Blog said...

Joann--So far I am enjoying Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter and realize it could count for the Mystery and Suspense Challenge

RAnn--I didn't love the Dressmaker, but I liked it

Pussreboots--I have still not read any manga and know that I should. It is so popular with the students at my school

Helen's Book Blog said...

Crystal--I'll admit that Shantaram intimidates me a bit so I am glad I am doing it as a read-a-long!

Sheila--We definitely have similar tastes in books. As soon as I am done here I'll be over at your blog seeing your current list!

Marce--I hope Blindness isn't too strange...

Jennifer--I am definitely liking Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter so far

Helen's Book Blog said...

1stdaughter--A couple of our members have finished Blindness and say it is very intriguing so I am looking forward to it, but also weary of the creepiness

Karen--We'd love to have you join us in the read-a-long! We'll post the schedule soon

Allison said...

I haven't heard of any of these books. Now I get to go check them out. :)

Jealous of your position as a teacher librarian. I taught kindergarten for 3 years but always really wanted to be in the library surrounded by all those books.

Kristin said...

I have The Dressmaker on my tbr list and am really looking forward to reading it.

My It's Monday post can be found here.

dollycas aka Lori said...

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter is on my wish list.

Enjoy your reading!!

Dollycas
http://dollycas.blogspot.com/

Aths said...

I was planning to read Blindness this month. I haven't yet gotten to it, but you've reminded me of it so I have to go pick it up from the library asap!

Cinnamon owl said...

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana sounds amazing.

Helen's Book Blog said...

Allison--The library really is a fun place these days with the combination of books, technology and events!

Kristin--I do think the Dressmaker is worth it

Lori--So far so good with Crooked Letter

Aths--I can't wait to see what we think of Blindness

Cinnamon Owl--It really is a fascinating story of triumph

Mari said...

The Afghan book sounds so good. I keep meaning to pick up a copy, I should read this one. It's so important for us to remember how difficult lives are for women.

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said...

I hope you like Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter -- I thought it was quite good!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Mari--I definitely think the message about women's lives in other parts of the world is important, but I also love that we hear stories of success

Kim--So far Crooked Letter is pretty good