Monday, May 31, 2010

Monday's Beginnings (40)

Here we are again... another Monday.

How are you faring in reading at the beginning of this week?  Are you starting a new book of finishing one up?

Reading has been a little on the slow side this past week.  I finished Dante's Journey by JC Marino last week and got the review up.  And I started The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett.  I don't know what I have been doing that I have been behind in reading this week.  But, my dad got married on Saturday and yesterday stoped over to my friends for a little bit - to swim.  Today, well... I am under the weather with another cold.

I was hoping to get The Warded Man done today, but with not feeling well it hasn't happened.  I am hoping to feel better soon here.  I am tired of not feeling well.  This has been the worst for colds for me lately.

As for my Wishlist... I have added 5 more books to this growing list.

Books I received this week...

I have heard so many great thingds on this book, I just had to get it.  I am looking forward to reading it.

Synopsis from Goodreads:
Mind Games follows the adventures of Justine Jones, a hopeless hypochondriac who longs to be normal. Instead, she is recruited to join a psychological hit squad in a city terrorized by criminals with strange powers…only to fall for her most dangerous target!

I purchased Wolf Hall for a book discussion, #tuesbooktalk on Twitter.  We read a short section and discuss it at 10:30 - 11:30 pm est.

Synopsis from Goodreads:
In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII’s court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king’s favor and ascend to the heights of political power

England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years, and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. The quest for the king’s freedom destroys his adviser, the brilliant Cardinal Wolsey, and leaves a power vacuum.

Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell. Cromwell is a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people and a demon of energy: he is also a consummate politician, hardened by his personal losses, implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph?

In inimitable style, Hilary Mantel presents a picture of a half-made society on the cusp of change, where individuals fight or embrace their fate with passion and courage. With a vast array of characters, overflowing with incident, the novel re-creates an era when the personal and political are separated by a hairbreadth, where success brings unlimited power but a single failure means death.
So, now to you... How are you faring this week so far?  Does it look like a good reading week for you?

Here is to hoping you have a great week in words and pages.


  1. Mind Games looks good. I might have to get that one. :)

    Hope you are feeling better!

  2. Finished "Legend" by David Gemmell. My first Gemmell book. Popped a review of it up on my bloggie... a good, fun read, a bit of a questionable ending.

    Started "The Way of Shadows" by Brent Weeks. It's quite good so far. It's the first book in a trilogy (I bought all three in a set). Don't know at this point if I'll get beyond the first book. Too soon to tell. But it's started off well, and it's obvious the author knows his way around a page.

    So, yeah, the readin's been good lately!

  3. Sorry you haven't been feeling well. Believe me...I know how you feel. I started getting a sore throat AGAIN over the weekend! So tired of being sick. =O(

    I'm so glad that you're doing the chat with us this time. I can't wait to get started reading the book. I'm going to read the section tomorrow. Procrastinating as usual!

  4. Melissa - Thank you. :) I feel better today, but still a little on the weak side. I just had big plans for yesterday - reading books and blogs - and got neither done. I am WAY behind on my blog reading and now I'm back to work so will not be able to get caught up. :( Oh well. I will just have to work slowly at it. You may like Mind Games as well, from the things I have read about it. :)

    David - I am behind in blog reading with feeling down from these colds, but I will definitely be stopping by at some point to read your review of Legend. I am curious about it. I hope you enjoy The Way of Shadows. I have heard great things of the book, and the trilogy. I have it here on the shelf as well. Glad you are having some great reading lately! :)

  5. Michelle - This thing with the colds has got to stop. It seems like exactly a week apart I get something different. I can't believe I have been this sick. I'm usually the one that gets by with out being sick, so I think I am making up for it now. I hope you aren't getting it again, with the sore throat. I am looking forward to doing the chat as well. Don't feel bad, I'm procrastinating as well. :) I will be reading it tonight.

  6. Wolf Hall is on my to be read pile, not the next book to be read but the one after that.

  7. Hope you get to feeling better. I was wanting to join you guys tonight for the discussion but got called into work and probably won't get home all that early. I hope you have a great week and I will talk to you later.

  8. Petty Witter - I am hoping it is as good a read as I have heard. There is a lot of great talk about the book. I'm not sure what time difference there is for you, but if you would like to stop by the #tuesbooktalk please do. We are always happy to have new members join us. We meet Tuesdays at 10:30 pm eastern standerd time.

    Ryan - Sorry to hear you are going to be at work. We really enjoy having you with us in the discussions. Hope you have a great week.

  9. Congratulations on your father's wedding and I hope you feel better.

  10. Simcha - Thank you. For both my dad and for getting well. I was feeling better but then late this afternoon I started to feel yuckie again. I am not use to being the one under the weather. I will pull through! :) Thanks.


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