Monday, June 27, 2011

It's Monday! What are you reading?


This meme is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey

Books read last week: 
  • Monsoon Summer by Mitali Perkins
  • The Case for the Only Child by Susan Newman (read the previous week, but posted now for the TLC Tour)
  • Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson (TLC Tour, review will post this week)
  • Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts--Read-a-long, week 4: Chapters 15-19
Books currently reading:
  • Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts (Chapters 20-24 this week)
  • Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean
Books waiting in the wings:
  • Sisters of the Sari by Brenda L. Baker
Watched:
Cycle 15 of America's Next Top Model--this is such a silly indulgence, but my daughter and I tend to watch a cycle when we go on vacation. We watch the Youtube videos of it and can fast forward through all the junk and there are no commercials. Actually, I find the photography really interesting.

6 comments:

Bonnie said...

I've not read Mitali Perkins and need to add this to my wishlist. I'll be interested in your review of The Case for the only child, I am a parent of an only. I like how you watch a "cycle" of a show. I didn't know that you could watch on Youtube. I tend to get engrossed in a series and have to catch up on them all. I just finished watching all 4 seasons of Mad Men and loved it.

Jennifer said...

The Madonnas of Leningrad is a wonderful book. I have been wanting to read Sisters of the Sari and Before I Go to Sleep is patiently waiting for me on my shelves. Enjoy your books and your week.
My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/06/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-45.html

Helen's Book Blog said...

Bonnie--I was kinda' disappointed with the Case for the Only Child. I didn't say this in the review, but I felt like she was a bit defensive

Jennifer--So glad to hear you liked Madonnas! I keep picking other books over Sisters of the Sari, but I'll take it on my vacation and that way I'll read it

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

I'll be curious to hear what you think of The Madonna's of Leningrad. I keep hearing about the title but the storyline.

Rummanah Aasi said...

I'm curious about "Sisters of the Sari". I never heard of it before. Looking forward to reading your reviews!

p.s. Is there going to be a Middle East Reading Challenge for 2012? I feel like I jumped in too late and will love to do it again!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Anne--I am really looking forward to reading Madonnas as I love the idea of a world history and art combination

Rummanah--How funny you should mention the Middel East Reading Challenge. It is supposed to end July 31 and I am trying to decide if I should renew it for another year, stop doing it, or make a perpetual challenge...