Monday, August 13, 2012

It's Monday (what are you reading?)

I love Monday book memes--the only trouble is--I don't start them on Sunday night, I start them on Monday morning. At work. Which, as anyone knows is going to be hard--hard with a capital H. HARD TO DO, while trying to do Monday work stuff.
So, I don't always get to them...sometimes a week or two will go by without any Monday Memes from me.  But today, is another story, because here I am--in  your face--before noon too!  (Pacific Standard time, that is)

First, let me answer this question from Miz B at  Should be Reading:
(It's the Musing Monday question)

Do you snack while you read? If so, what is your favorite reading snack? I snack while I'm reading?   'They' say you shouldn't snack while you are reading.  So, I try hard not to, but once in a while I catch myself with a cookie.
What I do is eat breakfast while reading.  Almost every morning.  I'm all alone--the Handyman is gone to work,  and I'll eat a bowl of cereal  or oatmeal at the breakfast bar with my book held open with one of those leather/heavy book holder opener thingies.  It makes for a nice morning.  So far, I haven't dripped any milk/oatmeal on a book while reading and eating.  My chest, yes, but the books, no.
And of course, a good homemade cookie with a book ANYTIME is a nice thing.

I love to join Sheila at Book Journey for  "It's Monday, what are you reading?" on Mondays.

I don't know why anyone cares what I am reading--it's not like they get a good review, but I will give you my quick and fast opinion of the book.
Okay?   Are you ready?

Here we go.

Last week I finished:

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
The quick and fast opinion?  YES, you should read this book!!  It's great.  A face paced mystery, psychological  thriller with a twist I didn't see coming.
The only negative thing I can think about was a character whose nickname was "Go".  (her name was Margo) but the use of Go distracted me terribly--at first.  (Come here Go.  What do you mean Go?) But then I got accustomed to it.
Other than that (and that's a personal thing--nothing to do with the story, or writing) IT'S A GREAT BOOK!

In the Kingdom of Men by Kim Barnes.
Quick and fast opinion?   This isn't a MUST READ, but it's a good book.  It's about America in Saudi Arabia and the oil companies--specifically  Aramco,  in the  1960's.  Corporate Colonization and all that.  When we thought we were better than everyone else and tried to tell them what to do and how to do it.  (I don't know that things have changed that much)  Plus, a young woman and her relationship with her husband and trying to find a way to live a life in an American Compound in Saudi Arabia.  There is a little bit of a mystery and some great history.
I'm glad I read it.
It had a couple of great when describing 'rich' people in any county..
The princes fatten at the banquet while we beg for scraps at their feet.
The victor will write the history, but the truth we may never know.
A riot is the language of the unheard  (MLK)

Maybe it was a 'must read'...those quotes are some really thought provoking mini-themes.

And right now I'm reading:

City of Women by David R. Gillham.
I am on page  108 of  385.  And now it's really getting good!!  In fact, all I want to do is go home and read.  Lock the doors at work and sit here and read.  Stop the clocks, hide the 'to do' list and read.  I can't wait to finish it.
so far this is a YES YOU SHOULD READ IT book.  (I can't see that changing, but I'll let you know at the end of the book)


bermudaonion said...

I have one of those weighted leather thingies and I love it. I just got Gone Girl last week and can't wait to read it!!

Kwizgiver said...

I'm afraid to smear on my Nook, so I don't often snack when I read.

And I also LOVED Gone Girl.

Jennifer Hartling said...

I want to read all 3 of those! You have a great list there :)

Have a great week of reading!

Tanya Patrice said...

Now I have to hurry up and get to Gone Girl - I've seen nothing but rave reviews for it.

DoingDewey said...

Ooh - cookies while reading. Those didn't make my list, but they should have!

teresa said...

i added City of Women to my list, can't wait!

Between the Bind said...

They all look good - although Gone Girl seems the most interesting to me. :) I've seen so many blogs reading this book lately. :)

Come see what I'm reading at Between the Bind.

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