Sunday, February 9, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading!


 
It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. For this meme, bloggers post what they finished last week, what they're currently reading, and what they plan to start this week.
My comments are not meant to be recaps of the story lines as I include a link to Goodreads for their synopsis of the book. I am merely stating how I felt about the book without giving any spoilers.


We are currently in Mazatlan Mexico so I tend to read two books at a time, a "soft" one on my e-reader and then a "hard" book when lying in the sun.


FINISHED:

Dublin Noir: The Celtic Tiger Vs. the Ugly American (Akashic Noir Series)

I had trouble getting into this series of short stories. But eventually enjoyed it.

Pool Reading
11th Hour (Women's Murder Club, #11)

OK same old same old Women's Murder Club.

Pool reading
Good in Bed (Cannie Shapiro, #1)
For twenty-eight years, things have been tripping along nicely for Cannie Shapiro. Sure, her mother has come charging out of the closet, and her father has long since dropped out of her world. But she loves her friends, her rat terrier, Nifkin, and her job as pop culture reporter for The Philadelphia Examiner. She's even made a tenuous peace with her plus-size body.
But the day she opens up a national women's magazine and sees the words "Loving a Larger Woman" above her ex-boyfriend's byline, Cannie is plunged into misery...and the most amazing year of her life. From Philadelphia to Hollywood and back home again, she charts a new course for herself: mourning her losses, facing her past, and figuring out who she is and who she can become.
Decent story line. Not memorable but an easy read.
STARTED:
Inside
When Grace, an exceedingly competent and devoted therapist in Montreal, stumbles across a man who has just failed to hang himself, her instinct to help kicks in immediately. Before long, however, she realizes that her feelings for this charismatic, extremely guarded stranger are far from straightforward. In the meantime, her troubled teenage patient, Annie, runs away from home and soon will reinvent herself in New York as an aspiring and ruthless actress, as unencumbered as humanly possible by any personal attachments. 

And Mitch, Grace’s ex-husband, who is a therapist as well, leaves the woman he’s desperately in love with to attend to a struggling native community in the bleak Arctic. We follow these four compelling, complex characters from Montreal and New York to Hollywood and Rwanda, each of them with a consciousness that is utterly distinct and urgently convincing. 


3 comments:

  1. Lying in the sun sounds marvelous! It is so cold where I am, and all I have seen is the color white for weeks. I am looking forward to the spring this year. :) Enjoy your trip! Good in Bed sounds like a perfect pool read.

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  2. I am not a reader of books but I am a lover of words!! I do enjoy reading blogs...I really like your header image!!

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  3. Wow these sound interesting! Hope you enjoyed them!


    Check out what we are reading this week.

    Leydy @ OUaT & Redcarpetendings

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