Sunday, January 03, 2010

What Are You Reading on Monday?


Sadly, nothing arrived in my mailbox last week, so I'm not participating with Marcia @ The Printed Page. But, I did a lot of reading as I wrapped up 2009 and began 2010, so there's tons to share for J.Kaye's What Are You Reading On Monday. As a matter of fact, I even read during the day, which is not my usual habit, being a famous-in-my-family bedtime reader of long standing. You remember, under the covers with a flashlight and all that?
I finished Vanora Bennett's Portrait of an Unknown Womanthis week. The story of Thomas More's adopted Daughter Meg is interesting in itself, but for those fascinated with the War of the Roses and the two princes in the Tower, it's also a very cool "what if".
Also read Envy, the third book in Anna Godbersen's Luxe series. This young adult historical series, it is really holding my attention and I eagerly await the call from my library that Splendor is available for pickup.
My final read of 2009 was Nora Robert's Black Hills. It's the usual enjoyable Robert's fair, set in a wild animal refuge in South Dakota. Very interesting information about caring for large cats, sexy romance, and a crazy stalker. Separate from the story, I got this in large print from the library. I am loving large print books since my cataract surgery. They tell me I'm the youngest person checking them out! ;-)

My first book for 2010 is The Stolen Crownby Susan Higgenbotham, an ARC from Sourcebooks I will be reviewing later this winter. Another War of the Roses story told from two points of view, Henry Stafford, Duke of Buckingham and his wife Katherine Stafford, sister of Elizabeth, Queen to Edward IV.  Back to the princes in the Tower, this one has another idea of what happened to them.
Sunday I began House and Homethe first novel from Kathleen McCleary, so I'll tell you about it next week.
Little Reminder: Any Amazon purchase you make by following a link on Thoughts from an Evil Overlord puts a few pennies in my currently unemployed pocket. If you're buying something anyway, you can just click through here, first.


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15 comments:

Shweta said...

I haven't read Nora Roberts in a while I need to get to her books ASAP :)

Hope you enjoy your books this week. Stolen Crown looks interesting.

Mary said...

Nice books. I'm really looking forward to reading the Stolen Crown!

Laughing Stars aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

The Stolen Crown really looks good!

Mine is here

bermudaonion said...

I really want to read House and Home! I hope you're enjoying it.

Jennifer said...

Excellent books. I am looking forward to reading Stolen Crown. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/01/what-are-you-reading-mondays-first-of.html

Ruth Schaller said...

Hope that enjoy all of your books!

Have a great reading week! :D

MarceJ said...

I'm going to try the Luxe series this year.

http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2010/01/j-kayes-what-are-you-reading-on-mondays.html

alitareads said...

It looks like you had a great reading week! I really want to get started with the Luxe series, if only because the covers are beautiful :)

Becky said...

Elizabeth, I was an under cover reader too! I used to read as if my life depended on it. I hope to get back in the habit this year.

Thanks for the "reminder" on amazon through your site. I didn't know but will use it next time I shop online!

J. Kaye said...

Sourcebooks has so many great titles! That one sounds like another one. :)

mannequin said...

Oh no, another one I need. The Stolen Crown. Thankfully, there are enough Tudor novels to keep me reading the entire year. I can't wait to read that review.

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