It’s Monday What Are You Reading #96

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 in Blogging/Reading, What Are You Reading? | 5 comments

Monday What Are You Reading #90

It’s Monday What Are You Reading? is a weekly reading roundup is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

This is technically a weekly meme but I don’t read fast enough to make that worthwhile so I post it every two or three weeks.

Finished in Print

A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash

A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash

This Dark Road to Mercy was my first book by Wiley Cash and I loved it. I’ve had this one on my shelf for several months and it was time to read it. It was incredibly sad but so beautifully written.

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

I’ve never read anything by Hemingway before. After reading this I’m not going to be in any hurry to read any of his other books.

Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor

Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor

This is final book in a trilogy of novellas. It is fascinating and unique science fiction featuring a young Himba girl from what is now Namibia who travels across the galaxy to attend a University. Along the way her life is changed in ways no one could imagine.

Started in Print

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie

I have read and loved Robert K. Massie’s books about Peter the Great and also Nicholas and Alexandra. I bought this biography of Catherine the Great years ago. I’m looking forward to actually reading it.

Continued in Print

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated edition by J.K. Rowling with art by Jim Kay

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated edition

Ever since they’ve been releasing these illustrated editions I’ve made a tradition of reading the new one at the beginning of the year. I’m taking my time with this one.

Finished on Audio

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright narrated by Morton Sellers

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright narrated by Morton Sellers

Scientology and it’s adherents have always fascinated me. This was an interesting look into the history of the church and it’s current leaders.

Started on Audio

Glass Houses by Louise Penny narrated by Robert Bathurst

Glass Houses by Louise Penny narrated by Robert Bathurst

I’ve been a fan of this series from Louise Penny since the first book. It’s series I stick to listening to rather than reading.

Reviews since my last update:

Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor

Fables Vol. 18: Cubs in Toyland by Bill Willingham

A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash

Going Clear by Lawrence Wright narrated by Morton Sellers

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

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It’s Monday What Are You Reading #95

Posted by on Jan 22, 2018 in Blogging/Reading, What Are You Reading? | 7 comments

Monday What Are You Reading #90

It’s Monday What Are You Reading? is a weekly reading roundup is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

This is technically a weekly meme but I don’t read fast enough to make that worthwhile so I post it every two or three weeks.

Finished in Print

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

I’ve read a few of the Miss Marple books and this was my first Hercule Poirot book. It was quite entertaining.

Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor

Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor

This is the second in a science fiction series of novellas featuring a young girl from Africa who is the first of her family to attend a school in another part of the galaxy.

 Fables Vol. 18: Cubs in Toyland by Bill Willingham


Fables Vol. 18: Cubs in Toyland by Bill Willingham

I’m not rushing to finish the Fables series because I don’t want it to end.

Started in Print

A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash

A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash

This Dark Road to Mercy was my first book by Wiley Cash and I loved it. I’ve had this one on my shelf for several months and it was time to read it. I’m loving this one too.

Continued in Print

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated edition by J.K. Rowling with art by Jim Kay

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated edition

Ever since they’ve been releasing these illustrated editions I’ve made a tradition of reading the new one in January.

Finished on Audio

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith narrated by Robert Glenister

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith narrated by Robert Glenister

This is one of those books I hesitated to read when it was first released because everyone was talking about it. I’m glad I finally read. I’m glad I went wtih the audio format. The television adaptation will be airing in the US in June. I have already purchased the next two books in the series and I’m looking forward to listening to them before June.

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds narrated by the author

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds narrated by the author

This short (less than two hours) audiobook is a novel in verse. It is a powerful story of the cycle of gun violence and the 15 year old boy who sets out to kill the person who murdered his brother.

Started on Audio

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright narrated by Morton Sellers

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright narrated by Morton Sellers

Scientology and it’s adherents have always fascinated me.

Reviews since my last update:

Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith narrated by Robert Glenister

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds narrated by the author

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It’s Monday What Are You Reading #94

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in Blogging/Reading, What Are You Reading? | 4 comments

Monday What Are You Reading #90

It’s Monday What Are You Reading? is a weekly reading roundup is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

This is technically a weekly meme but I don’t read fast enough to make that worthwhile so I post it every two or three weeks.

Finished in Print

The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie

The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie

It was time for another Miss Marple book. Even though she’s not around for much of the book she manages to figure everything out.

Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard

Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard

This was excellent nonfiction about President Garfield, his assassin, and the doctors and scientists who tried to keep the President alive.

Started in Print

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

Now that I’ve read a few of the Miss Marple books it’s time to start the Hercule Poirot series.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated edition by J.K. Rowling with art by Jim Kay

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated edition

Ever since they’ve been releasing these illustrated editions I’ve made a tradition of reading the new one in January.

Continued on Audio

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith narrated by Robert Glenister

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith narrated by Robert Glenister

This is one of those books I hesitated to read when it was first released because everyone was talking about it. I’m glad I finally started it and I’m enjoying the audio format for it. The television adaptation will be airing in the US in June. I have already purchased the next two books in the series and I’m looking forward to listening to them before June

Reviews since my last update:

The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie

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It’s Monday What Are You Reading #92

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Blogging/Reading, What Are You Reading? | 12 comments

Monday What Are You Reading #90

It’s Monday What Are You Reading? is a weekly reading roundup is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

This is technically a weekly meme but I don’t read fast enough to make that worthwhile so I post it every two or three weeks.

Finished in Print

The Fade Out, Act Two by Ed Brubaker with art by Sean Phillips

The Fade Out, Act Two by Ed Brubaker with art by Sean Phillips

The Fade Out, Act Three by Ed Brubaker with art by Sean Phillips

The Fade Out, Act Three by Ed Brubaker with art by Sean Phillips

These are the final two volumes of a wonderful comic series. It’s a noir story set in the blacklist era of old Hollywood. If you want a wonderful old Hollywood style murder mystery set in old Hollywood without getting involved in a long series I highly recommend this trilogy of collected comics editions. It’s fabulous story and fabulous artwork. I already want to go back and reread it from the beginning.

Continued in Print

The Blackhouse by Peter May

The Blackhouse by Peter May

So many of my friends have recommended this trilogy. Now I know why.

Finished on Audio

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson narrated by the author

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson narrated by the Author

I really enjoyed this even though it took me longer than the stated length of 3 hours and 41 minutes because I keep backing up to hear parts again.

Started on Audio

Mudbound by Hilary Jordan narrated by multiple artists

Mudbound by Hilary Jordan narrated by multiple artists

I read the print edition of this when it was first released. Now that Netflix has a movie version I wanted to reread it before watching. I decided to reread the audio edition this time and I’m glad I did. It’s excellent.

Reviews since my last update:

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson – Audio Edition

The Fade Out Act Two by Ed Brubaker

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It’s Monday What Are You Reading #91

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in Blogging/Reading, What Are You Reading? | 2 comments

Monday What Are You Reading #90

It’s Monday What Are You Reading? is a weekly reading roundup is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

This is technically a weekly meme but I don’t read fast enough to make that worthwhile so I post it every two or three weeks.

Finished in Print

A Second Chance by Jodi Taylor

A Second Chance by Jodi Taylor

This is a fun time travel adventure series with plenty of action and humor. This was my favorite of the series so far.

Started in Print

The Blackhouse by Peter May

The Blackhouse by Peter May

So many of my friends have recommended this trilogy. Now I know why.

Finished on Audio

Divided in Death by J.D. Robb narrated by Susan Ericksen

Divided in Death by J.D. Robb narrated by Susan Ericksen

This is a guilty pleasure series for me and now that I switched from print to audio I won’t go back. Susan Ericksen does an excellent job of narrating this series.

Started on Audio

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson narrated by the author

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson narrated by the Author

I’m enjoying this but it’s taking me about twice as long as the stated length of 3 hours and 41 minutes because I keep backing up to hear parts again.

Reviews since my last update:

A Second Chance by Jodi Taylor

Divided in Death by J.D. Robb narrated by Susan Ericksen

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It’s Monday What Are You Reading #90

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Blogging/Reading, What Are You Reading? | 0 comments

Monday What Are You Reading #90

It’s Monday What Are You Reading? is a weekly reading roundup is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

This is technically a weekly meme but I don’t read fast enough to make that worthwhile so I post it every two or three weeks.

Finished in Print

The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

It’s been a while since I read a Miss Marple book and I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

I had high hopes for this one. The first half kept me interested but the second half let me down. I won’t be continuing with the trilogy.

Started in Print

A Second Chance by Jodi Taylor

A Second Chance by Jodi Taylor

This is a fun time travel adventure series with plenty of action and humor.

Continued on Audio

Divided in Death by J.D. Robb narrated by Susan Ericksen

Divided in Death by J.D. Robb narrated by Susan Ericksen

This is a guilty pleasure series for me and now that I switched from print to audio I won’t go back. Susan Ericksen does an excellent job of narrating this series.

Reviews since my last update:
The Romanovs 1613-1918 by Simon Sebag Montefiore

The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

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