It’s Monday – What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila to let fellow bloggers and book-lovers know what we are reading.
I spent a few days out in Vermont this last week on a business trip, and before I left I was able to head down to The Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, which is an awesome independent bookstore. I had time and luggage constraints, so I only bought two books (The Whole Five Feet by Christopher Beha and The Island by Victoria Hislop), but I will definitely make a point of heading back there the next time I’m in the area (and I define “in the area” loosely — from where I was, getting to Northshire was a 75 mile drive each way!)
I finished three books last week: Honolulu by Alan Brennert, The Painted Veil by Somerset Maugham (both for my two book groups this week), and The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession by David Grann. On the plate for this week are:
- The Knife Sharpener’s Bell, by Rhea Tregebov – for fizzythought’s World Party Challenge
- Yom Kippur in Amsterdam: stories, by Maxim Shrayer
- Angela’s Ashes, by Frank McCourt – for the little reader’s May read-along
Since I also decided that I’d start reading Ulysses on Bloomsday, I think I should also start doing some warm-up reading of Joyce. Darn, I guess I have to hit the library.
What are you reading this week? Enjoy whatever it may be.