Monday, April 18, 2011

It's Monday ~ already?

Books read last week
  • California Blue ~ by David Klass, 1994, YA fiction (California), 9/10
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough ~ by Ruth Pennebaker, 2011, fiction (Texas), 7/10
  • The Grand Inquisitor ~ by Fyodor Dostoevsky, 1880 (translated by Constance Garnett, 1956 edition), fiction (Spain), 8/10
  • The Grand Inquisitor ~ by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1880 (translated by David McDuff, 1993), fiction (Spain), 8/10
  • Leeway Cottage ~ by Beth Gutcheon, 2005, fiction (Maine and Denmark), 9/10
Books currently reading
  • Whale Rider ~ by Witi Tame Ihimaera, 2003, YA fiction (New Zealand)
  • Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream ~ by Barbara Ehrenreich, 2005, sociology
Books waiting in the wings
  • Winter's Bone ~ by Daniel Woodrell, 2007, fiction (Ozarks)
  • Six Months to Live ~ by Lurlene McDaniel, 1985, YA fiction
  • Daughters of the Stone ~ by Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa, 2009, fiction (Puerto Rico)
  • The People's Act of Love ~ by James Meek, 2007, fiction (Siberia)
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.  It's "where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week.  It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list."


Helen's Book Blog said...

I saw the movie of Whale Rider years ago and really enjoyed it. I wonder how it will be as a book? I felt like the visuals were a big part of the story.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, wow, Leeway Cottage! I loved that one...and all of Beth Gutcheon's books. I pulled LC out of my shelves one day when I was writing about "old favorites," and it's still on my reread stack.

Hope you enjoy it...and all of your books.

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Helen, Whale Rider worked well as a book because the author helped me visualize the whale -- and the cover image showed what could have been the swirling tattoo on the whale. I rate it 9 of 10, an excellent book.

Laurel-Rain, Leeway Cottage also got a 9/10 rating from me. I did enjoy it, very much.

Anonymous said...

I like it that you don't seem to read all the favorites, but just follow your own interests. Two Dostoyevsky's in one week? That's really good reading.

Have a nice week!

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Leeswammes, I read the two different translations of Dostoyevksy's The Grand Inquisitor together, studying and comparing them. I had read one in college in the early 1970s, but had a more recent copy. It was interesting to see how the two differed. I definitely prefer the earlier one, though, the one translated by Constance Garnett.

pussreboots said...

I'm reading a mixture of homework and manga this week. Come see what I'm reading.