It’s Monday! What are you reading? (March 11, 2013)


“It’s Monday! What are you reading?” is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what we’ve read the past week and planning to read next


Oh hello Monday.

Just when I was enjoying the brighter mornings, the time change means it’s all dark again at 6. But of course it means that the evenings will remain sunnier for longer, and wee reader can play outdoors more (that is, when he’s feeling better).

And on a bookish note, I have been racing through some reads. It probably helps that some of them have been short and fast-paced, enough to finish in a few days. I think I’ve been constantly pushed by the thought that my due date is now less than two months away!

Currently reading:


Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster – Jon Krakauer

I just downloaded this library e-book yesterday, opened it on the Kindle last night before bed, and didn’t want to put it down (despite its sad undertones).

More baths, less talking – Nick Hornby

I forgot how much fun Hornby’s Believer columns can be!

Revenge – Yoko Ogawa

I’m enjoying savouring each short story, and finding that link between them.

Mirror of the world: A new history of art – Julian Bell

An interesting book, but a little heavy going so I can only read a few pages at a time!


What I finished


Feed – MT Anderson

It takes a while to get used to this new world and its lingo but it was a pretty good read!

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain

Review to come

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

Oh I loved this reread. It has been quite a few years since I’ve read Eyre, and I think I was too young at that time to really appreciate it. Definitely a classic to reread again and again!

The Thief – Fuminori Nakamura

I’m still puzzling over how I feel about this book.

What’s up next:


The last letter to your lover – Jojo Moyes

Beautiful Ruins – Jess Walter (ok I really have to start reading this book!)


Last week I reviewed:

Maisie Dobbs – Jacqueline Winspear (for a TLC Book Tour)

Empress – Shan Sa

The Secret of Nightingale Palace – Dana Sachs (for a TLC Book Tour)


What are you reading this week?




  1. I’m curious about so many of your books that I don’t know what to ask about first! I’ll just start following you by email…then I can stalk you all I like, lol.

    Have a great week of reading!


      1. You took the words out of my mouth Jennifer, I had to follow too to keep track of what I’d like to read…Beautiful Ruins, Revenge, Quiet, the Last Letter to your Lover and More Baths, Less Talking sound like they all belong on my TBR list. Here’s my reading list for the week if you’d like to stop by.

        Looking forward to what else you read and share, new follower here!


  2. I keep avoiding the library copy of Beautiful Ruins that I have out as well, and I don’t have a good reason; when I heard the author read from it at a lit festival last year, it was very funny and a compelling story…maybe it’s the cover or something?! Well, I’d better get over it quickly, because I know I can’t renew it!


    1. I’ve read the first chapter twice already – haha! Actually it is a pretty well-written first chapter, and it does make me want to read on. I will attack it soon enough…


  3. I can’t wait to read your thoughts on Quiet. Revenge and the latest Hornby are both on my tbr list. Are you adding many books to your tbr list because of Hornby? He usually does that too me. Mirror of the World sounds like it should be on my reading list. Enjoy your books.


    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, Melinda!

      Jane Eyre and Revenge are of course completely different books but they were such amazing reads…!


  4. I wanted to read the Thief so much yet the library is not stocking it yet. Revenge is the same. Arghhh!!! I want your library! 😀


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