Sunday, September 20, 2009

Mondays: Musings/Mailbox/whereabouts

Monday Mailbox is hosted by Marcia, In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren and New Crayons is hosted by Color Online. Check all three which are related to books you receive in the past week.

I received 6 books:


It's Monday! What Are You Reading This Week? is a weekly event hosted by J. Kaye of J. Kaye's Book Blog, "to list the books completed last week, the books currently being read, and the books to be finish this week."

I read the following:

Tin and The Broken Ear by Herge

Tintin and King Ottokar's Sceptre

Ghost by Paul Aster

The Locked Room by Paul Auster

Someone Else's Daughter by Elizabeth Brundage

I am currently reading:

A Note From An Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker
Humpty Dumpty was Pushed by Marc Blatte

Plan to read:

The Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran

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Musing Mondays (BIG)
Do you listen to music while reading? Does this change if you’re reading in or out of your house? Do you have a preference of music for such occasions?

When I at home reading, indeed I do. And I prefer slow, slowful music while reading. Outside of it. No. That's because I don't like headphones. ( I must be the only one who doesn't!). I simply close out the noise around me and get on with my reading.

Having said that, I must mention here that I am a die hard rock music fanatic! Believe it or not!!

36 comments:

Diane said...

Well you've had a great week. Under the Unbroken Sky really appeals to me. Enjoy them all!

Ceri said...

Some great reads there. I like the sound of Humpty Dumpty was Pushed - I have a collection of short stories of the same name that's filled with nursery rhymes with a 'twist.'

bermudaonion said...

You had a good book week - I hope you enjoy The Impostor's Daughter as much as I did.

Anna said...

Those sound like good books. Can't wait for your thoughts on Cleopatra's Daughter.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I really liked Under the Unbroken Sky and it's a book I never thought I would like. You know, it seemed bleak, depressing, etc. It was only that a little. The writing draws you in so much you will really be affected by the lives of these people!

naida said...

Great books in the mail!
I've heard good things about Cleopatra's Daughter.
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Literary Feline said...

I used to listen to music when I read, but I actually prefer not to nowadays. It doesn't bother me if it's on, but since I tune the music out anyway, it's just better with silence.

Enjoy your new books, Gautami!

Book Dragon said...

Great list. I have Someone Else's Daughter on my shelf.

My list won't be up for another 10 hours!

reviewsbylola said...

I am planning on reading Cleopatra's Daughter soon too.

Bluestocking said...

Generally I don't listen to music.

Here is mine

wendy elizabeth said...

how do you read FIVE books in one week! am in awe of your readerliness :) I'm lucky to manage 2 a month!

Rebecca said...

Interesting books you got this week. They look quite good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

Staci said...

I believe that you love Rock-n-Roll!! You got some fantastic books...enjoy!!

Leslie said...

awesome list! enjoy!

Dawn said...

I typically can't listen to music while reading; I get distracted and attempt to join in with the, consequently losing focus on the text. Rather, I find that the music of poetic words and dramatized dialogue is music enough for me. :)

The Social Frog said...

I like it a little quiet when I read :)

DCMetroreader said...

Wow you must be on a first name basis with your mail carrier. Enjoy your books!

Here is my Monday post http://metroreader.blogspot.com/2009/09/mailbox-monday-september-21st.html

Zia said...

Looks like you had a good book week. I'm looking forward to you thoughts on Cleopatra's Daughter.

Susan B. Evans said...

I need quiet to read - if I'm going to understand and remember what I'm reading :)

Lisa said...

Typically I don't listen to music while reading, although on a rare occasion I'll play soft music very low. I have a cd of cello music that I love and I'll listen to that sometimes. I LOVE the title Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed!! LOL Can't wait for your review!

Blodeuedd said...

All new to me books, I hope you will enjoy them

kaye said...

looks like you had some good reading this week and some nice books just arriving. A Rock Fan, now that rocks! thanks for stopping by today.

Beth said...

I loved Under This Unbroken Sky. The writing is beautiful. I hope you enjoy it.

Serena said...

Looks like you got some great books this week. enjoy them. I'll be off line for this week mostly. My parents are visiting.

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

You received quite a few books last week. :) I seem to recall seeing The Imposters Daughter somewhere recently and it sounded good.

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

busy91 said...

You sure read a lot last week.

Heather said...

The Imposter's Daughter is okay-- a fast and cute read. But I LOVED Under This Unbroken Sky! I hope you love it as much as I did!

Ms Ulat Buku said...

I listen to slow music while reading too. I find it very relaxing. :)

Kristen said...

Looks like you had a great reading week last week and have another one staring you down for this week!

Matt said...

Headphones are godsend to me especially when I'm working away from office where people jabber at their cell phones. :)

Memory said...

You've had a great reading week! Mine has been rather slow; I think I chose the wrong books this month.

I'll look forward to your thoughts on CLEOPATRA'S DAUGHTER. It looks like a very interesting book.

The Book Resort said...

Terrif reads, Gautami.

I am also looking forward to your review of Cleopatra's Daughter.

Headphones can be a bit annoying, too ~ ear clogging ;p. Ha~ha!

Here's mine:

http://thebookresort.blogspot.com/2009/09/musing-mondays_21.html

Vicki said...

Never heard of Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed, but will be looking it up!

I also have The Imposter's Daughter but haven't read it yet.

Yvonne said...

Nice selection of books! Enjoy!

Teddyree said...

Awesome week, I loved Cleopatra's Daughter. Happy reading :-)
Here's my post

Toni said...

Thank you for stopping by my mailbox. Yours was very impressive. Enjoy. I can't wait to read the Book Thief.