Sunday, October 28, 2012

It's Monday-What are you Reading? and Mailbox Monday

It's Monday!  What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

As I mentioned in a post earlier this week, I have been reading like a fiend but haven't been reviewing much.  That will change this week.  

First what I read this week:

This one is the story of Linny Gow, a young girl forced to work as a prostitute in Liverpool, England by her evil stepfather.  It tells of her rise from poverty stricken working girl in her younger years to respectable housewife in British India.  It covers about 20 years.  

 Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy—it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse himself from the perilous missions he’s assigned, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes a formal request to be removed from duty, he is proven sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved.


  • The Second Empress by Michelle Moran
  • The Ruins of Lace by Iris Anthony 



Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia.

I had a few new books arrive recently.

From PBS:
  • In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner
  • Witness the Night by Kishwar Desai
  • The Sword of Medina by Sherry Jones
  •  Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks (autographed!)

For Review from NetGalley:
  •  Fever by Mary Beth Keane

That's all for me.  Happy Reading All!


  1. I like the books that have arrived recently! such a range - India to the Middle East. I've also read Caleb's Crossing and enjoyed it. I hope you do too.

  2. I hope you enjoy such an eclectic selection!

    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  3. I read Catch-22 about a decade ago. Except for the abundance of CYBILS reading, things are back to normal. My favorite book was How to Wash a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale. Please come see what I'm reading now.

  4. I've heard In the Shadow of the Banyan is excellent! Have a great week in books.

  5. I loved The Last Queen!!! Have you read anything else by CW Gortner - I love his books.

    I just won a copy of The Ruins of Lace and I can't wait for it to get here!

    Have a great week!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

  6. Fever looks really interesting - enjoy!

  7. I want to read The Last Queen. Hope you love it!

  8. The Linnet Bird and The Year of the Gadfly look so good...and Catch 22 is one I haven't read, but enjoyed the movie.

    Have a great week! Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

  9. I received fever also, a great reading week ahead.

  10. I like your books...I have read an Inconvenient Wife....pretty good.

    Fever looks good....ENJOY them all.

    Silver's Reviews

  11. I couldn't get through Catch-22 -- I wanted to, it just didn't hold my interest. Hope you enjoyed it! Congrats on your autographed Geraldine Brooks, she's such a good writer.

  12. I enjoyed Caleb's Crossing.. that story line struck a chord. Great writing!
    An Inconvenient Wife looks interesting!
    Have a good week!

  13. Oooh look at all that upcoming historical fiction goodness :) I'm a jealous girl! I hope you have a fantastic week of reading :D

  14. Caleb's Crossing sounds very good. I like the setting and time period. I hope you're having a nice week. :)