Monday, 2 May 2011

It's Monday! What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What are you reading? is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Book Journey to share with others what you've read the past week and planning to read next.

Since my last Monday post I posted reviews of The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, which I loved, and White Oleander by Janet Fitch, for which I didn't care much.

At the moment I'm about to finish The Russian Concubine by Kate Furnivall. Next up is Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks and The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. I'm really looking forward to the Geraldine Brooks book as I loved her book March very much.

What I had been up to on the weekend: Traditionally we have a bonfire in the night from 30th April to 1st of May called Walpurgis Night, which we celebrated in the garden of close friends including a barbecue. On Sunday we went to the park and had ice cream and one or two games of Speedminton, with our skins warmed by the sun.

7 comments:

  1. Always interesting hearing about customs from other places.

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  2. Oh, you mentioning two books there that I really enjoyed: The Russian Concubine was great. There are one or two sequels, but this one is the best.

    And Year of Wonders is a fantastic book. Have fun reading!

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  3. Geraldine Brooks is one of my new discoveries, so I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of Year of Wonders. I recently read People of the Book, and it was amazing.

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  4. I have been wanting to read The Russian Concubine for ages. Have a good week.

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  5. I hate to see you didn't enjoy White Oleander... Makes me wonder what my response will be. I can't wait to read your review of The Russian Concubine!

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  6. Last week was all about finishing textbooks and relaxing with manga. Come see what I read.

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