The last few days, due to work, I have been unable to read anything and the last few weeks my blogging has been non-existent, but I hope that will change sometime soon. And I am starting to blog again in small steps and this is one of them.
Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:
I’m currently reading…
Up next I think I’ll read…
I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
I can’t wait to get a copy of…
I wish I could read ___, but…
I blogged about ____ this past week…
THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: Where is the strangest place you’ve ever read a book? OR… Where is the strangest place you’ve ever found a crazy-good book,
Right now I am in the middle of a book slump, which is a bit of a bummer, but up next I will read All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Remarque (book club read that I have to present in about a week and a half), The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness, and The Prime Minister's Secret Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal (Maggie Hope #4). I might start the Sarah MacLean series with A Rogue by Any Other Name (Rules of Scoundrels #1).
This week I blogged about the BOTNS Reading Bingo Challenge on my blog. If you wish to join, it starts today, May 25, and ends on Labour Day, September 7. You can still join and download a bingo card for this summer and I hope that some of you are interested enough to join me in the challenge (more information through the link above).
The strangest place that I read a book was a closet in the hotel room in Montreal that my sister and I were sharing. I didn't want to go and sit in the bathroom nor did I want to go down to the lobby to do some reading, so I went into the closet, where there fortunately was a light that I could turn on to read while my sister slept.
PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either a link to your own Monday Musings post, or share your answer in a brief comment here (if you don't have a blog). Thanks!
Book Title: Waking Isabella: Because beauty can't sleep forever by Melissa Muldoon Category: Adult Fiction, 250 pages Genre: General Fiction Publisher: Matta Press Release date: December 2017 Content Rating: PG-13 + M (The
story begins with violent rape and murder scene, touches on themes of
miscarriage, murder, Nazi violence during war, adultery) FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Description: Waking Isabella is a story about uncovering hidden beauty
that, over time, has been lost, erased, or suppressed. It also weaves
together several love stories as well as a few mysteries. Nora, an
assistant researcher, is a catalyst for resolving the puzzle of a
painting that has been missing for decades. Set in Arezzo, a small
Tuscan town, the plot unfolds against the backdrop of the city’s antique
trade and the fanfare and pageantry of its medieval jousting festival.
While filming a documentary about Isabella de’ Medici—the Renai…
Book Title: The Company Files: 1. The Good Man by Gabriel Valjan Category: Adult Fiction, 251 pages Genre: Thriller, Historical Fiction, Crime Fiction, Espionage Publisher: Winter Goose Publishing Release date: December 2017 Tour dates: Feb 12 to March 2, 2018 Content Rating: PG + M (No bad language but there is an attempted rape scene, and some violence.) Description: In 1948, Vienna was divided among four powers: France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Jack Marshall had served with Walker during the war, and now, working together for The Company, they are tasked to do the inconceivable. Could former Nazis really be recruited to assist the U.S. in the atomic race? As their team moves forward, they quickly discover they are not the only ones looking for these men. And the others in the search may just have the objective of murder. In this tale of historical noir, of corruption and deceit, no one is who they say they are. Who is The Good Man in a world where an ene…
Description: On the eve of her
wedding to Nicholas Young, heir to one of the greatest fortunes in Asia,
Rachel should be over-the-moon. She has a flawless Asscher cut diamond
from JAR, a wedding dress she loves more than anything found in the
salons of Paris, and a fiancée willing to sacrifice his entire
inheritance in order to marry her. But Rachel still mourns the fact that
her birthfather, a man she never knew, won't be able to walk her down
the aisle. Until: a shocking revelation draws Rachel in to a world of
Shanghai splendor beyond anything she has ever imagined. Here we meet
Carlton, a Ferrari-crashing bad boy known for Prince Harry-like antics;
Colette, a celebrity girlfriend chased by fevered paparazzi; and the man
Rachel has spent her entire life waiting to meet: her father.