Monday, March 7, 2011

It's Monday! What are you reading?

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I've had a productive week, for me. I finished True Grit by Charles Portis and August by Bernard Beckett. Now I'm reading The Scarecrow by Ronald Hugh Morrieson. The latter two books are by Kiwi authors but don't count for the Kiwi YA challenge as they're not YA novels.

The Scarecrow is a bit of a classic, though I've never read it before, and opens with the famous (in New Zealand anyway) line "The same week our fowls were stolen, Daphne Moran had her throat cut." I'm only 30 or so pages in, but so far so good.

The other book I'm eyeing this week is Elizabeth & Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens by Jane Dunn. Reading The Raven's Heart last week put me in the mood for some royal historical non-fiction. It's a bit of a doorstop, though, so we'll see how I go.

What are you reading?


Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I love first lines of books - Scarecrow sounds good. Enjoy your week of bookish moments!

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

Glad you are enjoying your book so far. Here is my week

Jodie said...

How was True Grit?

Maree said...

Sheila: Thank you! :-)
Lisa: I am, thank you!
Jodie: True Grit is really, really good. :-)

pussreboots said...

I finished more K to 3 books for my project, some short stories and at last, Kraken. Come see what I'm reading now.

Maree said...

pussreboots: I have Kraken on my tbr pile - happy reading :-)

Vasilly said...

The Scarecrow sounds so good! I'm going to see if my library has it. Happy reading.