"Outside a dog a book is man's best friend, inside a dog it is too dark to read!" -Groucho Marx========="The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." -Jane Austen========="I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book."-JK Rowling========"I spend a lot of time reading." -Bill Gates=========“Ahhh. Bed, book, kitten, sandwich. All one needed in life, really.” -Jacqueline Kelly=========

Monday, September 5, 2011

It's Monday. What are you Reading?

Book Journey

I'm currently reading:
Tall Story by Candy Gourlay---a middle-grade book about two siblings separated by two continents. Bernardo, in the Philippines, is 8 feet tall. His sister, Andi, is in England and is so short her mother thinks she shouldn't play basketball.

I'm currently listening to:
The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder by Rebecca Wells---set in Lousiana, Calla Lily is named for the prettiest flowers her parents know. Read by Judith Ivey who does a marvelous job with the accent. You might recognize the author. She wrote Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.

I recently completed:
The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow---Set in pre-WWII German Karl Stein starts taking boxing lessons from Max Schmeling so that boys at his school will quit picking on him for being Jewish. It ends up that these skills come in handy as the Nazis gain more power. An excellent YA book. Review to follow later today.

What I hope to read next:
The Queen of Water by Laura Resau---Set in a small village in Ecuador, this is a story of Virginia, an "indigenous girl's unforgettable journey to self-discovery that will speak to anyone who has ever struggled to find his or her place in the world." -from Resau's webpage

Will I reach the elusive 300 followers today? Hmmmm...


  1. I've read really great things about The Berlin Boxing Club. I may need to pick it up soon!

    Here's my Monday: http://elle-lit.blogspot.com/2011/09/september-5-its-monday-what-are-you.html

  2. The Queen of Water sounds brilliant and one I am adding to my TBR list. Enjoy your week and happy reading.
    My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/09/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-55.html

  3. The Berlin Boxing Club sounds very interesting. Yet another book to add to the old TBR list. ;)

  4. I've added The Berlin Boxing Club to my TBR list...thanks to you!

    Here's my Monday: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/09/its-monday-what-are-you-reading.html

  5. These all sound so interesting! I'll definitely have to get a few of them sometime.

    As for Putting Makeup on Dead People (you asked about it on my blog post) I thought it was okay. But, since it focused mainly on "dead people" it was a little strange. Not too strange, but a little weird for my tastes. Sometimes the main character's reactions to dead bodies was unsettling. (I got my copy from my library)
    New follower! I love your blog name! :)

  6. Sounds like a very interesting and eclectic group of books this week, Anne. So glad you are enjoying Calla Lily - keep the Kleenex near!

    I imagine you are back at school by now. Hope things are going well!


  7. The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritson. :)

  8. I have never read a Laura Resau book, but the summaries make them sound so intriguing. I'll add her to my list for this year

  9. Catching up with your blog today... you SERIOUSLY find THE most interesting sounding books around!! With the looks of my TBR pile I need to not look here! wait that doesn't really work!


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