Tuesday, December 9, 2008

BLOGGING: It's Tuesday, where are you?

It's busy here today with my turn on the Blogging Advent Turn and Where are you? December is like that though. People seem to save all of their socializing and partying until now, and then we try to cram in everything in a few weeks. Kind of like reading, trying to read so many books.

In reading, I have just entered the newly opened Cardiac Clinic at St Bridget's Hospital in Dublin. It is good to be back in a comfortable Maeve Binchy setting. And my favorite thing has just happened - a characters from another book, Days of Nights and Stars have just shown up, plus, they are eating at Quentins all the time. (Heart and Soul, Maeve Binchy)

Where is reading taking you today?


  1. Ya know, M. Binchy is one of those authors I mean to read, but never have - her books always sound so...comfortable. Enjoy Ireland, Raidergirl!

    I'm hangin' out in Houston today, with Kelly Link.

    Happy Reading, y'all!

  2. Hi - I'm here from the Blog Advent Tour. I'm just finishing 'The Dangerous Duke' by Christine Wells.

  3. Ack! I'm so behind in following all the Advent Tour posts.

    Today, I'm still hanging out with Scout and Jem as they watch their dad defind Tom Robinson. It's somewhere in the south, but I always forget which state... Alabama? Hmmm....

  4. Upper East Side- listening to the first Gossip Girl book on my ipod. Got it free with season one! I'm rather liking listening to books- the key for me is to do it while doing nothing else or I can't pay attention! Works great on the bus!

  5. Isn't it wonderful the way Maeve takes characters from one book and builds a different story around them? She's wonderful

    Loved Tara Rd and Evening Class but I'd reread any of them.

    Have you ever heard of Judith Lennox and give her a try. If you like Maeve you'll love Judith too. Her earlier novels are particularly good - Footprints in the Sand and The Winter House

    Laura Essendine
    Author – The Accidental Guru
    The Books Limited Blog

  6. Sigh. I am still in my very own neighborhood in my book, which is a Danish thriller taking place mainly in the area where I live here in Copenhagen....will finish that book tonight. Just finished Life Support by Tess Gerritsen and was in Boston when reading that one :o)

  7. I haven't read Binchy in a while - not the one you are reading either. I do enjoy her books - they are comfortable as Mo said.

    I am in the Berkshires of MA - so my book is not taking me very far from home...

  8. I'm in Portland, Maine. Mob hit men, former mob hit men who have been in hiding, a couple of young women caught up in the mess. It's all winding down.

    Smoked by Patrick Quinlan is kind of like reading a Quentin Tarantino movie. This book should be a movie.

  9. Here's mine:


    Running late this morning!

  10. I am in Sweden investigating an old murder that is revealing a lot more about a wealthy family than I necessarily wanted to know (The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson).

    I am also on the plains of Mongolia, beginning to build up support for me to eventually become one of the most famous men in history - Genghis Khan. (Wolf of the Plains by Conn Iggulden).

  11. I'm a sex-addict in America, I flit between the struggling to pay for my Mother's medical care through pretneding to die reguarly (its a random book), and my job in 1724, a tourist site based on that year. And now and then I travel back through my memories to my very troubled childhood

  12. I haven't had a Maeve Binchy book in ages, and it's really too bad because I love her writing. Might have to talk to Santa about that. :)

    Right now I'm visiting 16th century France in David Field's time travel trilogy. I'm almost done The Fairest Star, which is the final volume. I'm really enjoying it and will be sorry to see the series end.

  13. I'm back in jolly olde England with Shakespeare's Richard III.

  14. 1. I'm on the planet Winter. "The Left Hand of Darkness"

    2. I'm following Jesus through Galilee. "My Name Was Judas"

  15. At the moment, I'm in Portland, OR, trying to catch a serial killer!! Compliments of Chelsea Cain's Sweetheart.

    I just left Forks....I finished Stephenie Meyer'e New Moon yesterday.

  16. I'm stuck at the North Pole freezing my fingers and toes off while being stalked by a beast called "The Terror." This is every bit as good as you said, by the way.


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