It’s Monday….what am I reading?


Curiosity by Joan Thomas

read and reviewed Remarkable Creatures by Tracey Chevalier a couple of weeks ago, a novel based on the same historical figure.  I started this one, but decided that I wanted to give it more time as the subject matter was too familiar.

Girl Crazy
Girl Crazy by Russell Smith

Back in the day when I read The Globe and Mail (Canada’s other national newspaper), I enjoyed Russell Smith’s columns on dressing for men.  I’ve also readhis book on the same topic (and recommend it for the style-challenged.)  This is the first fiction I’ve read by him and my mini-review is here.

In progress:

Think of a Number book image
Think of a Number by John Verdon

This is an absolutely stunning first novel.  The main character in this thriller is a retired police detective who is approached by an old school friend about some threatening letters he’s been receiving.  The characters are very well developed, and the story moves forward quickly, with growing suspense.  I’m about three-quarters of the way through and will be hard-pressed to put this down and get some work done around the house.  One of the highlights of the summer so far!


Parrot and Olivier in America
Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey (audiobook)

I’m about halfway through the audiobook edition of this am am loving it!  The narrator, Humphrey Bower, is terrific. The novel has two main narrators, the French Olivier and the English Parrot, and he captures them both with aplomb, as well as various other characters.  A terrific read for anyone who likes historical novels.


Predictably Irrational, Revised And Expanded Edition

Still working on this extremely interesting book.  Many counter-intuitive results from his studies and it kind of blows out some of the underpinnings of economic theory.


For the Win
For the Win by Cory Doctorow

Still plugging away on this. I want Michael to read it.

Next up:

blueeyedboy by Joanne Harris

The Parabolist by Nicholas Ruddock





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