Monday, July 06, 2009

Weekend Reading

Thursday during lunch I began Lee Child's Bad Luck and Trouble. Friday afternoon I finished. That's how it usually goes with Child's Jack Reacher novels. They're fast, furious and fun and Bad Luck was no exception. I'll hopefully have time to write post my review tonight.

Yesterday we spent a part of our morning reading at Starbucks. My wife was finishing up the last 100 pages of the latest in the Maisie Dobbs series, Among the Mad, and I was beginning Robert Graves', I, Claudius. It may be an ambitious book to begin considering that Baby Barresi is due in 16 days, but I figured that if I didn't begin it now I never would.

Side Projects: I'm still finishing up my re-read of A Study in Scarlet and I may begin another Jack Reacher novel to distract me from anxiously awaiting the little one.

Now reading:
I, Claudius by Robert Graves
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

On deck:
Persuader by Lee Child
The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte by Syrie James


Anonymous said...

How's I Claudius so far? :)

Anonymous said...

I tagged you and gave you an award btw :)

Mike B. said...

I, Claudius is great so far (only about 55 pages in.) It's a true credit to Robert Graves, that I keep on forgetting I'm not reading an actual history of Rome. Though it may take me a while to finish it, it will be a great long summer read. There's something about the book that I have an affinity for. I think it has to do with Claudius insider who felt like an outsider looking in.

Iliana said...

16 days? Wow, I bet you guys are so excited.

Did your wife enjoy Among the Mad?

Mike B. said...

My wife loved Among the Mad. She's a huge Winspear and Maisie fan. Maisie and No. 1 Ladies Detective are the only two series that she anxiously waits for.

We're down to 13 days till the due date and we're anxious and excited. We can't wait to finally meet her. She has loads of books waiting for her.