Monday, December 6, 2010

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at One Persons Journey Through a World of Books. It's is a weekly event to celebrate what we are reading for the week as well as books completed the previous week.

Finished, done, complete, over, that's all she wrote...

After 9 weeks of questions, answers, analysis, complaints, euphoria, tears, and heartbreak...I finally finished Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. My review will be up tomorrow and our final read along Q&A will be posted on Wednesday -- but for a teaser here and now -- it was an epic journey that everyone should complete. Was it perfect, no, but in the end the characters wrapped me up and wouldn't let me go.

Currently Reading:

Zoo Story by Thomas French: Book Cover

Summary from B&N:
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas French goes behind the scenes at one of the country's most popular—-and most controversial—-destinations: zoos.

By Fire, By Water by Mitchell James Kaplan

By Fire, By Water by Mitchell Kaplan: Book Cover

Summary from B&N:
...In this story of love, God, faith, and torture, fifteenth-century Spain comes to dazzling, engrossing life.

I'm eager to get back to a regular reading routine of manageable 300+ page books instead of mammoth 900+ page tomes.

What are your reading this week?


jlshall said...

Looking forward to your review of Lonesome Dove. It's one of my all-time favorites, and I do agree about it being a journey that everyone should complete! But I remember that it took me several months to finish.

Helen's Book Blog said...

Can't wait to see what you think of the zoo book. I am torn every time I go to a zoo. I enjoy them but feel guilty about it

Unknown said...

Congratulations on finishing. Looking forward to your review!

Unknown said...

I just started My name is Memory, one of my friends recommended far so good

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've read some books by McMurtry, but not Lonesome Dove...yet.

I'll be watching for your thoughts.

Here's my Monday:

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! What a cute blog you have here! Love the daisies!

Panamamama said...

By Fire, By Water looks interesting. I'm reading The Thousand Autumns of Jacob Zoet and attempting to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (but don't like it so far.) My book blog has my week of books here:

mpartyka said...

Both of these books sound amazing!

Thank you so much for telling me about A thousand sisters - I'm going to start working with the organization in 2011. You paid it forward today!