Tuesday, June 17, 2008

BLOGGING: It's Tuesday, where are you?

Where is reading taking you this week?

I am still in Pakistan with a Case of Exploding Mangoes; very slowly visiting Sierra Leone because I don't really want to watch a boy turn into a soldier (a long way gone.) And since the library is reminding me about a book due in a few days, I am meeting a mind reading waitress named Sookie who is attracted to a vampire and I am trying to finish it soon. (Dead Until Dark)

I don't find it easy to have a few books on the go. I generally hope that one will draw me in and then take over. None of my books are doing that right now, but that has as much to do with my brain right now as anything. We are gearing up for high school graduation, and that is a lot of work getting the program ready. I have to concentrate so hard at school that my brain is fried when I get home.


  1. I'm in Yorkshire in the little town of Hobb's End. I'm actually there in 2 different time periods.

    Gwen Shackleton is remembering events of her life in the town during World War II. This was before the town was evacuated and intentionally flooded by a reservoir.

    In the present day, it's a particularly dry summer and the reservoir is empty - revealing the ruins of the flooded town of Hobb's End. A young boy exploring them has found a skeleton. Inspector Alan Banks and Detective Sergeant Annie Cabbot are investigating this 50 year old murder.

    In a Dry Season by Peter Robinson is the 12th in his Inspector Banks series.

  2. I'm at Carnegie Mellon University where I've just finished "listening" to Randy Pausch's Last Lecture. Good stuff!

  3. I'm heading back to Newfoundland. I'm about to start Douglas Gosse's Jackytar.

  4. Even though it was a tough read, I couldn't put A Long Way Gone down--good thing for me it was short.

    After leaving Vietnam, I just arrived in futuristic/dystopian London (A Brave New World). Not sure I'm liking the future so far... :)

  5. I'm really struggling with my reading at the mo :'(

    I'm still in Georgia, currently at a BBQ trying to stop my intended from announcing his engagement to someone else (Gone With The Wind)

    I'm also in Devon, in the summer of 1984 during a massive heat wave and drought (In the Place of Fallen Leaves)

  6. I'm surprised I've left Oxford, Boston, Istanbul, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria. The Historian by Kostova is quite a chunk at 642 pages and it took a little over a week to read it. That it didn't take longer speaks to how it held my interest.

    Today I'm in Tokyo and I think it is the 1990s. I came all the way from 1936 as a commoner to become the Empress of Japan. Basically, my job is to ensure the continuation of the Imperial Family bloodline. (The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz)

  7. I am caught up in the middle of the French Revolution (Mistress of the Revolution by Catherine Delors) and also in a different listening to the stories of a young outcast (In the Night Garden by Catherynne Valente)

  8. I'm all over America with actor, Alan Alda, listening to his speeches and learning about his views on life in Things I Overheard While Listening to Myself.

  9. I'm still in Pakistan, too, building bridges and schools with Greg Mortensen in Three Cups of Tea. I'm also a reporter returning to South Africa after 10 years away hoping to get a story about the parents of an American man killed by South African children during Apartheid in Forgive Me by Amanda Eyre Ward.

  10. Right now, I'm reading Enchanted by Orson Scott Card. So I'm back and forth between 9th Century Russia and the 20th Century Soviet Union! (or whatever it is called now!) The jury is still out on how much I like this book!

  11. I am here.

    We are a bunch of world-hoppers, aren't we?

  12. I'm in Utah, in prison.
    "The Executioner's Song" - Norman Mailer

    I'm also in a haunted house...thanks to me, because I bought a ghost off the Internet. Smart thinking!
    "Heart-Shaped Box" - Joe Hill


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