Weekly Reading Round-Up

Between traveling and everything else, I’m having a very hard time remembering what I read two or three days ago. I think I left my brains in my other bag, or in the pocket of that late night train from Boston.

Right now, I’m finally reading Gail Carriger’s Soulless, acquired during my Michigan trip and highly recommended by my favorite college roommate. So far, I’m loving it. There’s something very Miss Gwen about a heroine who takes umbrage at a vampire attempting to bite her without first having been properly introduced.

What are you reading?


  1. Debra Callaway on November 13, 2009 at 11:39 am

    I finished In the Valley of the Kings: Howard Carter and the Mystery of King Tutankhamun’s Tomb by Daniel Myerson and The Chestnut Tree: A Novel of the Women of World War II by Charlotte Bingham and am about half through the Sequel to The Chestnut Tree, The Wind Off The Sea. They are really well written and kept me interested till the last page.

  2. Carole on November 13, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    I am reading The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston LeRoux. I’m just two chapters away from finishing. It’s very interesting and very french. It’s not much like the movie, but I’m finding it very interesting. Also, I’m a couple chapters into Dear John by Nicholas Sparks. So, far it’s okay.

  3. Rebecca on November 13, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    I’m reading “The Last Dickens” by Matthew Pearl. I’m not that far into it, but so far, so good!

    I also have Lisa Kleypas’s “Secrets of a Summer Night” that I got based on your recommendation some posts back. I’m looking forward to reading it!

  4. Elizabeth aka Miss Eliza on November 13, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    I loved Soulless! It was so fun. I just finished re-reading all the Lisa Lutz Spellman books, too too funny family of PIs.

  5. Pam on November 13, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Sounds interesting! I’m reading The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (another former academic who has embraced her inner authoress).

    It’s a neo-gothic story about an eccentric and reclusive English writer who finally decides to tell her true life story to a mousy amateur biographer. And there’s a ghost. Very Jane Eyre/Rebecca…perhaps something you might enjoy?

  6. Liz on November 13, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    I’ve been wanting to read the Thirteenth Tale! I’m currently reading the Moonstone by Wilkie Collins (supposedly considered the first English detective novel)- very good so far! It has all the different characters giving their version of the theft of a mysterious diamond taken from India by the “wicked colonel”

  7. Sara on November 13, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Hey Lauren, this is totally unrelated, but are you going to be posting the Emerald Ring music list anytime soon?

  8. Lauren on November 14, 2009 at 1:43 am

    Hi, Sara! Yep, I am– I meant to on November 1, but with all the traveling fell a little behind…. So probably next week!

  9. Sonia on November 15, 2009 at 9:15 am

    I read three books on my way to Beijing and back, and all are cozy books that are craft related. Sitting for 12 hours on a train (I hate being a poor teacher sometimes) meant that I didn’t really want to think to much. I read “Lye in Wait” by Cricket McRae, “Wreath of Deception” by Mary Ellen Hughes, and “Casting Spells” by Barbara Bretton. All three were equally slightly romantic (because we want happy endings right?), very crafty (there’s something about the little details about certain crafts that’s quite addicting), and warm. The warm part was very important as Beijing and the Great Wall of China were freezing!

  10. Kristen on November 16, 2009 at 8:55 am

    I know I’m a little late on this…but I recently finished “The Relecent Cinderella”. I’m not sure who’s it by, but it’s from the 50’s and it has to be one of the first “chic lit” books. It just entertians me that people are always wanting some light fluff to break up their heavy reading. 🙂

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