It’s Monday. What are You Reading? 19/11/12

I’ve decided to participate in Bookjourney’s It’s Monday! What are you reading? again this week. Hopefully writing this post in advance (rather than at 11pm on the Monday night!) will mean I get to visit a few more different blogs this week.

Currently Reading

No changes from last week. I would say they are both heavy going books, but actually now I’ve started getting into The Picture of Dorian Gray it’s going pretty quickly.

All About Love: The Anatomy of An Unruly Emotion- Lisa Appignanesi. This is a book about the mind, psychology and love. So far she seems to be drawing a lot on personal experience, and there is only a very personal psychology element, but I am only about 18 pages in! I picked it up in a bookshop all the way back in January and started reading it right there but somehow never went back to it until now. It’s been a long time since I read a psychology book so I’m looking forward to this one.

The Picture of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde is another one which has been on the TBR pile for almost a year. I downloaded it free to my kindle when I got it (the kindle) in December, but it has been on my wishlist since I started The Rory List. In fact it was someone on BCF who started me wanting to read The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Finished Last Week.

None 😦


Irv’s Odyssey: Lost in a Looking Glass- Irving H. Podolsky was a book I read as a review request from the author. I enjoyed it more than I had expected to and am looking forward to finding out what happens to Irv next. In this book he manages to fall into a job directing porn, before switching to work in a mental hospital.

Cockatoos- Quentin Blake was my Children’s Hour pick last week. Professor Dupont’s Cockatoos are so sick of him doing and saing the same thing every single day that they decide to play a trick on him and hide. We follow Professor Dupont as he searches for them

Added to the TBR

All She Ever Wanted- Roseline Noonan was given to me by Kensington via netgalley. For as long as she could remember Chelsea wanted a child. But when her child came along she struggled, her baby constantly cried, she felt nmb, and depressed. Then one day her baby disappears, and Chelsea can’t remember what happened.

Ignorance-Michele Roberts was given to me by Bloomsbury USA via netgalley. It’s another World War Two Novel. This one follows two friends, and the secrets they kept.

Irv’s Odyssey: To the Light and Beyond, and Seeking the Way Home- Irving H. Podolsky were both sent to me by the author. They continue the story started in Irv’s Odyssey: Lost in a Looking Glass.


Filed under It's Monday! Waht are you reading?, Memes

10 responses to “It’s Monday. What are You Reading? 19/11/12

  1. Non-fiction books are always slow reads, so it’s nice to have another book going at the same time. I saw a tv movie of Dorian Gray and loved it. I hope the book is just as good. Happy reading!


  2. Amanda

    I LOVED the Picture of Dorian Gray – one of my favorite books. The last book I read was What Happened in Granite Creek, which I highly recommend. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it.

    All About Love sounds interesting, too.


  3. All She Ever Wanted looks like a book I’d enjoy. Thanks for sharing…and have a great week.



  4. Looks like a great bunch of books! I’ve never read Dorian Gray… maybe it’s about time!



  5. I’m finding Dorian Gray surprisingly easy to read, I don’t tend to get on well with classic, so maybe it is worth your while


  6. I’ll have to look into it.

    Thanks for stopping by.


  7. I hope you have a good week too 🙂


  8. I haven’t seen any of the Dorian Gray films (unless you count The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen- which I don’t), I was waiting to read the book first.


  9. booknaround

    I know I have been known to start a book and then let it languish forever with a bookmark abandoned in it until something gives me that extra push to tackle it. 🙂 Here’s hoping that you feel happily compelled to read both of your in progress books.


  10. All About Love sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy it!!


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