Monday, December 13, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Hosted by Sheila of One Persons Journey Through a World of Books
Weekly meme where we discuss the books you've read
and those you plan to read in the coming week.

It's not terribly unusual that something about the books I am reading slip into my dreams somehow, but lately it seems to be happening more and more. Most recently I have found myself right in the middle of a Tami Hoag mystery, interviewing and interacting with her characters, as if I am reliving the book.

This past week, I finished Deeper Than the Dead and began Secrets to the Grave, both by Tami Hoag. Set in a small Southern California community where crime is usually at a low, the characters are suddenly dealing with several major violent crimes. What I especially have enjoyed about these novels is that it isn't just one person pounding the pavement who solves the crimes but rather a team effort. Expect my reviews of the two novels this coming Wednesday.

Next up on my reading agenda is my final book for the Vietnam War Challenge, Barry Fixler's Semper Cool. With the end of the year in sight, it's about time I wrap that challenge up!

What are you reading at the moment?

As you may know, this year I took part in the Book Bloggers Holiday Card Exchange hosted by Anastasia of Birdbrain[ed] Book Blog, in which book bloggers/readers are partnered with other book bloggers/readers to exchange holiday cards. The only stipulation was that each card sender had to include a little bookish note.

This past week I was quite thrilled to receive a card from Rob Kvidt of Books are Like Candy Corn . He included a bookmark and a packet of Papaya Seed Dressing Mix, straight from Hawaii. Rob shared a couple of his reading favorites this year, including Louise Penny and The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Thank you, Rob, for the card, goodies and your reading thoughts!

The card exchange was so much fun! Many thanks to Anastasia for hosting it!

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  1. Enjoy your books!

    My mailbox is also up. Also a giveaway. please come over and enter!

  2. Yea dont miss weird and vivid pregnancy dreams at all :)

    I have not read Tammy Hoag she seems ok.

  3. I have only read one book by Hoag, but it sounds like there are more I should check out! I love it when the books I am reading seep into my dreams, though it can be scary sometimes, depending on what I am reading!

  4. Semper Cool is in my TBR pile, but I don't think I'll get it read before the year's over. :(

  5. Reading an odd little mystery called FOLLOWING POLLY by Karen Bergreen. Never heard of it until I picked it up at the library, but it's a fairly new book, and while there are some plot holes, it's written very well and is compelling. I'll probably finish it today.

    Just finished JULIET by Anne Fortier, about a young woman who goes to Italy and finds out she's a descendent of Shakespeare's Juliet. Interesting read, recommend it.

  6. I've heard that pregnancy dreams can be pretty real. I keep meaning to read Hoag but haven't quite gotten around to it.

  7. I am ashamed to admit that I've never read Hoag but I'm hoping to change that sometime in the future!!

    Have a great week Wendy and hope your dreams tone down a bit and are not quite so vivid!!

  8. Just started The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman. So far, it seems very good!!


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