Saturday, August 06, 2016

What Are You Reading?

Sometimes, my social life gets in the way reading. I'm not far into P.J. Tracy's The Sixth Idea. I want  to read Bill Crider's new book, Survivors Will Be Shot Again. And, I have a book to read and review by Tuesday. But, I'm enjoying the evenings I've spent with friends this week (which I wouldn't give up for the world), and I'm working at our Friends of the Library book sale tonight.


So, what are you reading right now?

14 comments:

SandyG265 said...

I'm reading Guilty As Cinnamon by Leslie Budewitz. The new Harry Potter book is supposed to be delivered on Sunday but I think I'll be nice and let my Mom read it first.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

You named the two books I am going to be reading next, along with the new Harry Potter (play). I just finished Megan Abbott's YOU WILL KNOW ME (which was excellent), and I've also got new books by Colin Cotterill (about Dr. Siri) and Stewart O'Nan (post-WWII Jerusalem) among others. And we're off to D.C. for three days, which will cut down the reading time.

Short stories? I'm reading CARNACKI, THE GHOST FINDER by William Hope Hodgson, originally published in 1913. He's an occult detective, for those who don't know.

Deb said...

Just got some books by mid-century British writer Elizabeth Cadell from my library hold list. The books are titled MRS. WESTERBY CHANGES COURSE and HONEY FOR TEA, both published in the 1960s. I was unfamiliar with Cadell, although I love those British "domestic" writers like Barbara Pym, Angela Thirkell, Elizabeth Taylor (NOT the actress--ha-ha), Dorothy Whipple, etc. Anyway, I jumped right in with MRS. WESTERBY which is a very smooth, fast read about a young woman who works for a publishing company and has to run interference between the company's star author, a widow in her thirties, and the widow's rather eccentric sister-in-law, the Mrs. Westerby of the title. What I'm really enjoying about it thus far is Cadell keeps me guessing as to where the sympathies of the story really lie and which version of events (the widow's or her sister-in-law's) is the "true" one. Meanwhile, there are several unattached characters, so I'm assuming a romance or two will be in bloom.

Carol N Wong said...

Finishing up with Every Trick in the Book by Lucy Arlington and Clarina Nichols by Diane Eickhoff. Then will start No Better Friend by Robert Weintraub. I am really excited about starting that one. The subtitle tells more: One Man, One Dog, and Their Story of Courage and Survival in WWII.

Bill Crider said...

I'm rereading P. K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle.

Grace Koshida said...

Finishing Books of a Feather by Kate Carlisle. Then on to an ARC, A Killing Truth by D.V. Berkom. I would love to read what you're currently reading. I miss the Monkeewrench crew!

Lesa said...

Anyone reading the Monkeewrench book - predicting you'll love it. It was worth waiting 4 years. I never heard of Carnacki, Jeff, but sounds like my kind of character. I'm on the waiting list for Harry Potter, Sandy. Deb! I read all kinds of Elizabeth Cadell books when I was in high school. But, as you said, 1960s, and I graduated in 1975, so the library had a lot of her books. No Better Friend sounds good, Carol. Bill, It's good to see your name come up & you're reading. You'll like Monkeewrench, Grace.

Grace Koshida said...

Yes, I enjoyed reading the earlier Monkeewrench books, Lesa, so I was happy to see a new PJ Tracy book being published. Waiting 4 years is a long time to find out what is happening with Grace, her crew & Detectives Magozzi & Rolseth! Glad to hear you said it is worth the wait!

Aubrey Hamilton said...

Love the MonkeeWrench books! I'm finishing Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabaar. Did not know he was a serious Holmesian. My free time has been taken up with sorting through an enormous collection of old books donated to the local AAUW for their book sale. The managers of the sale were going to sell them for recycling because they thought old mysteries were not valuable. I started showing them prices on Bookfinder and Amazon and I've made a believer out of a few of them. Today's big find was an old Isaac Asimov currently selling for $95 to $228.

Kaye Barley said...

LOVE The Monkeewrench books and can't wait to read this one.

I read Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. Loved it!

Read an ARC of Pat Conroy's "A Lowountry Heart" and cried through every word. I loved it.

Margie Bunting said...

I just started Modern Lovers by Emma Straub. I recently finished Eleanor Brown's The Light of Paris, which I thought was outstanding. The new Monkeewrench book is waiting for me at the library!

Deb said...

Lesa--we must be the same age--I also graduated in 1975. Could that really have been 41 years ago? Anyway, I'm certainly going to look for more of Elizabeth Cadell's books. I enjoy that mid-century British domestic/romance/gothic type of novel.

Sharon said...

I am reading Valley of the Moon by Melanie Gideon and liking it very much. I just finished Now and Then Friends by Kate Hewitt and liked that as well. Thank you for the recommendation of One Dress Nine Women. I gobbled that one up in a couple of days! A terrific summer read. I graduated in 1974 and spent my summers reading my aunties' Elizabeth Seifert books as well as Barbara Cartland and Zane Grey.

Glen Davis said...

I'm reading an ARC of Night Watch by Iris Johansen and her son.