Sunday, January 2, 2011

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.

A new year and a new round of books! I hope everyone had a scrumptious literary holiday -- because I certainly did!


True Grit by Charles Portis (5 stars!  And the movie was AWESOME too!)
True Grit

Little Heathens by Mildred Armstrong Kalish (2 stars -- I'm reluctant to admit that I found this very popular book dreadfully boring.)
Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression

Charms for the Easy Life by Kaye Gibbons (3 stars -- I liked it, but it was heavy on characters, too light on plot.)
Charms for the Easy Life

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

I bought this book a year ago for a birthday present to myself -- and I'm just now getting around to reading it!

I have NO IDEA!  I got a sled full of books from Santa -- so I'm not even sure where to begin. 

What did Santa bring you -- and what are you reading this week?


Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I loved Hotel On The Corner Of Bitter and Sweet! I hope you really enjoy it too!

pussreboots said...

I liked Little Heathens because it reminded me of my grandmother's stories. But I probably would have felt less excited about the book if I didn't have that very personal collection.

I didn't get as much reading last week. I have been sick with a cold and I was traveling.

Jan von Harz said...

From the movie trailer, I am afraid I will not really like True Grit. I think I am having a hard time replacing Wayne with Bridges. I love the title of last years birthday book. Hope it is a good read. Have a wonderful week!

Carol said...

Enjoy ur reading week!

Santa bought me 5 lovely books and I have started The Empty Family by Colm Toibin.


Nina said...

I love it when Santa brings me gifts. So good luck choosing your next read. :) Happy Reading to YOU! :)

mpartyka said...

Little Heathens... someone in my book club was lobbying for this book a few years ago and it sounded boring to me. Looks like we made a good decision to pass.

I keep seeing One Day on best of 2010 lists for bloggers... did we miss something?! I can't figure out why they liked it so much.

Jen at Introverted Reader said...

I want to read Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet SO BAD. But then something shiny comes along and I read it instead. Oh, well. At least there are always more good books out there waiting for me! Enjoy your week!

Julie said...

Can you believe that Santa only gave me 3 books? One of my acquaintances gave me 3 Debbie Macomber books. The older girls just look at my TBR piles and say, "Why, Mom?" LOL!

You have/had a great reading week! I'm thinking of getting True Grit, but have sworn to abstain and only purchase 1 book for every 2 I get off my personal TBR shelf (lofty goal, and I wonder how long I will stick to it) :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great book recs! New books are fun :) Happy New Year!

A Musing Mother said...

I loved "Hotel On the Corner..." Great books!