Monday, May 25, 2009

Its Monday! What are you reading this week?

"It's Monday! What are you reading this week? is a weekly event to list the books completed last week, the books currently being reading, and the books to be finish this week. Feel free to join in this weekly event if you'd like as well as use the photo/pic/button above. The Mr. Linky widget box will be set up to link your blog post. If it's out of order for some reason, post your link in the comment section."

J-Kaye is hosting this.

I haven't completed any fiction in a long time, except for a Swedish thriller, which has not been translated to English as far as I know and thus not reviewed here, but on my Danish version of this blog.

I am reading two books right now, and they are A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole and Heaven's Prisoners by James Lee Burke. Incidentially they are both books which can be used in the newest challenge I am participating in: Southern Reading Challenge, hosted by Maggie. I hope to finish them both this week, but I also have my thesis to deliver in a week, plus a wedding for which I have to go out of town, so not sure there will be much time for reading. I will try though.

18 comments:

Amanda said...

I need to read A Confederacy of Dunces soon! Happy reading!

Louise said...

Thanks Amanda. I like it so far, although it is written in a style I am not really that familiar with :o)

J. Kaye said...

Glad you mentioned your thesis. When I saw your post, I thought that maybe you were done. So next week you'll be free?

Louise said...

Yeah!!! I deliver the thing Tuesday June 2. at 12 noon. Then I am free (but on the other hand back to working full time, oh well, I guess you cannot have it all ;o)

J. Kaye said...

This is just my opinion, but working is easier...lol!

Margot said...

Thanks for coming by my blog this morning. Your comment about Decoration day and all the Danish holidays was very interesting. I had to come and 'visit' you. I like your blog and now I'm curious about your thesis and what you are reading. It's nice to make a new friend.

Vasilly said...

Good luck with the Southern Reading Challenge. Maggie makes it fun every year. Happy reading.

Louise said...

@J-Kaye - re. work, I guess you are probably right. I wouldn't want to write another thesis right away, that is for sure ;-)

@Margot, I've had your blog on my blog roll for a while, but haven't commented that much. I am finishing an MA-degree in Egyptology with this thesis (which I hopefully will pass!) after having been out of university for some years.

@Vasilly, thanks a lot. I look forward to read some good, Southern lit!

Dorte H said...

I haven´t read any of those. I am still reading Camilleri - lots of food and fun.

Mary said...

The Burke looks good!

Ladybug said...

How nice to encounter other Scandinavian book bloggers :D

Teddyree said...

Just came across your blog through J.Kaye's blog. Good luck with the southern challenge & getting your thesis in!
Here's my post

Blodeuedd said...

All new to me books those :)
Trevligt att träffa en dansk här

Louise said...

Thanks Blodeuedd - you should also say hello to Dorte H, another Danish book-blogger bloggin' in English ;o)

Maree said...

You've got a busy time coming up.
Happy reading, though :)

Louise said...

Thanks Maree :-)

Blodeuedd said...

Shall check her out and say hello :D

Kim said...

You are a busy girl! Best wishes for your thesis--not sure I could even worry about recreational reading if I was in the middle of that event!
Have a great week...
*smiles*
Kim