Monday, September 27, 2010

It's MONDAY!!!! And it's raining!

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's been one of those interesting weeks where a lot of amazing things have been happening around the blogosphere.  I've been following Scott Nicholson's Haunted Computer tour with a lot of interest and he really has some fascinating things to say about the book industry, ebooks, and ereaders, as well as the blogging community itself.  You should take a look at some of his articles and some of his guest posts as they provide a lot of insight into what he feels is happening in the publishing world today.  He was a guest here on Curling Up At The Fire on September 24 as well and if you comment on any of the posts, you have a chance to win a Kindle.

I have also been following the Book Swarm against Wesley Croggins with great interest and I am impressed and amazed, although I really shouldn't be, at the thoughtful and insightful posts that I have seen out there with regards to this issue.  I have always been against censorship and have even posted a few things about this issue over the past year, and completely agree with many of the statements I have read.  I don't want to get into a rant against censorship here, but I do want to say, GO BLOGGERS GO!  Somebody has to make a stand and to anyone who has read the article, the issues being raised go far beyond the issue of censorship.  Women have worked so hard over the years to bring so many issues to light and to fight for so many freedoms, we don't want somebody like Croggins helping us take any steps backwards.  I look at my daughter's young, innocent face and I think, I want her to have the same freedom in her reading choices as I did.  Bless all of you with an open mind!!!

It's Monday!  What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey and it highlights the books we have read last week, those we are currently reading, and those was need to tackle in the upcoming week.  I like this meme as I get a chance to see what others are reading, and I always discover new books and new authors.

What I Read This Week:

The Road to Darjeeling by Deanna Raybourn - I love this series and was thrilled to get a review copy in the mail.  I pretty much finished it in one sitting, after tossing other half-read books to the side.  I was not disappointed.

Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner - A quick, interesting story about Lady Jane Grey, a ring, and a modern women who inherits the ring.  My review will be posted soon.

What I Am Currently Reading:

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova - I am very into this novel, but it is still taking me a while to get through it.  Maybe I should put the other five books I have on the go on the back-burner and concentrate on this one for a while.

Discord's Apple by Carrie Vaughn - Fascinating dystopian novel, with a twist of mythology and folklore.

What's Up Next:

Within My Heart by Tamera Alexander

I hope everyone had a great reading week.  Happy reading everyone!!


  1. THE HISTORIAN looks so good! Can't wait to read your review :)

  2. You should join my readalong -- we just started this past week!! Come join us over at On the Ledge Readalongs

    Here's my Monday Mailbox loot: Coffee and a Book Chick

  3. Thanks for the heads up on those blogs and topics being talked about out there. I hadn't heard of any of the censorship issues, but I'm glad you said something so I can check it out! Discord's Apple sounds good too. Have a wonderful week!

  4. You are so organized - I loved reading this post and seeing what you have going on. Have a super week :)

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  6. Looks like you've read some good ones this week...

    Heres my list: