Monday, April 26, 2010

Musings/It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

Hosted by Rebecca of Just One More Page..

Are you a reader of war books? And if so, do you have any favourites?

I do read war books. Mostly about WWII. That too about the holocaust. I think every book that deals with the holocaust has to be read by all, however painful it might be. We have learn the history and knowledge gives us the power to prevent such atrocities. Ignoring an important part of history does not help in any way. At least not to the human kind. Here I recall only a few of what I have read:

1) Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
2 Man's Search for Meaning by Victor E Frankl
3) The Diary of Anne Frank


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I finished:

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
Taste Of Cherry by Kara Candito: Poetry
The Journey Home by Michael Baron
Tomorrow River by Lesley Kagen

I am in midst of reading:

The Memorist by M J Rose
O' Juliet by Robin Maxwell

I posted reviews of:

Pieces of Sky by Kaki Warner
Kafka On the Shore by Haruki Murakami--A repost
Taste of Cherry by Kara Candito: Poetry
Greater Love by Robert Whitlow
Open Country by Kaki Warner

I have scheduled reviews of:

In the Wake of Boatman by Jonathon Fuqua
The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
The Cutting by James Hayman


bermudaonion said...

Oooh, Tomorrow River looks really good!

Marce said...

I haven't read MJ Rose before but have Halo Effect to read.

I want to read Tattoo.....

Here is my post.

Anonymous said...

I like the title "The Kitchen House".
I'll have to look it up!

You can see my post HERE

Lydia said...

I still need to get to Girl who Played with Fire. Kind of dreading it and looking forward to it at the same time!

Here is my Monday:

Zia said...

The Kitchen House sounds interesting. Have a great week!

Deb said...

I read the first Larsson book but haven't read the others yet. I must get them. I keep looking at Sarah's Key but haven't gotten it as yet either. You have a good week planned.

My Monday post at midnight. Enjoy your week.

Teddyree said...

I've got the Steig Larsson books on my groaning tbr pile, looking forward to your review. Have a wonderful week and happy reading!

ibeeeg said...

I have been eying the book series by Stieg Larsson. I just saw the first book tonight and was very tempted to buy and start the read. I resisted, for now. I think I will get to starting this series come june.

Erotic Horizon said...

Great week for you - I have tried reading Larsson - he just never holds me..

I will revisit his work again - because Ilove his blurbs and his concepts...

Happy reeading week..


Rebecca Chapman said...

I tried reading a Haruki Murakami book this week but I gave up. I hope that you enjyed yours!

Jan von Harz said...

I just signed up for s summer reading challenge and will be one of Larsson's books. This will be the first book I ahve read by him. Your other titles sound iteresting too. Have a great week.

Nise' said...

I want to read Sarah's Key.

You had a productive reading week. Looking forward to your thoughts on Stieg's book.

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

I recently (or should I say finally LOL) got the 1st 2 book in Stieg Larsson's The Girl who... series & can't wait to read them.

Happy reading week :)

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Your books sound wonderful! I loves Sarah's Key! While I am not a big fan of war books I am surprised how many have that topic these days and have wondered into my books!

The Kitchen House has caught my eye. Have a fantastic week!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've been wanting to read Stieg Larsson's series...great sounding books on your list.

Thanks for dropping by my blog.

NancyO said...

Kafka on the Shore is the coolest book. I read it last year, I think, and really enjoyed it. Then again, I don't think I've read any book of Murakami's that I didn't like, especially Wind-Up Bird Chronicles. I'm glad to see another Murakami fan.

Kristen said...

Wow! You had a great week reading and reviewing, didn't you?!

fredamans said...

I'm with you. I read war books, and happily.

mpartyka said...

You should add Resistance by Anita Shreve to you list. It's a lovely story. I need to reread it.

Jo-Jo said...

I also love reading WWII books and I second Mari that Resistance by Anita Shreve is a wonderful story.

Jennifer said...

You had a wonderful week and another one lined up! I have had The Kitchen House on my wish list for some time now. Have a wonderful week reading.

caite said...

the more I think about it, there are a number of books I have liked that were set during a war, but I really do not seek out that setting and would not consider myself a war book "fan".
actually. I am not really a fan of most historical novels... ;-)

Bryan R. Terry said...

My Musing is HERE