Posted by: vmlay | September 21, 2009

It’s Monday! What are you Reading?

This is hosted over on J. Kaye’s Book Blog so I’m going to follow her format since this is my first attempt.

Books completed this week:

Tearls of Pearl by Tasha Alexander — Although I figured out the killer rather quickly (which is unusual because I don’t normally, I like to be surprised so I don’t try very hard typically.) I enjoyed the book a great deal because I really like the characters.  This is the fourth in the series and I always look forward to seeing what the main characters are up to this time.  And the Ottoman Empire setting was intriquing.

Dogged Pursuit by Robert Rodi — I love to watch agility dog shows (I’m probably the only person who thinks these make for great viewing when they’re on Animal Planet 🙂 so when I read about this book I knew I had to read it.  I enjoyed the author’s adventures with the world’s worst agility dog and learned some interesting tidbits about the training process as well as about the shows, dogs and handlers.

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins — I read Hunger Games reluctantly because I have tended toward “lighter” books lately.  But it was being talked about so highly that I decided to give it a try and ended up drawn in by the excellent characterizations and interesting plot.  Catching Fire was equally good, if not better, and I’ll certainly be looking to read the third book when it comes out.

Books I am currently reading:

Shades of Grey by Clea Simon — I’m only about a third of the way through so far.  It’s rather slow going for me right now, hopefully it will pick up.  I like the idea of the main character’s beloved cat (Mr. Grey) coming back as a ghost to help her solve a murder.

Up Next:

Ghost a la Mode by Sue Ann Jaffarian — I’m on a ghost story trend it seems 🙂

Her Deadly Mischief by Beverle Graves Myers — the latest book in the Tito Amato mystery series which I always enjoy.



  1. Another Catching Fire! I must get reading this! 🙂

  2. Hope Shades of Grey picks up for you. Have a good week!

  3. Another Catching Fire/Hunger Games recommendation! I REALLY need to read it!!

  4. So glad you are joining us in this weekly meme! I have got to read Hunger Games!

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