Sunday, June 10, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

This weekly round-up is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. It's a chance to check in with other bookish bloggers and get more fodder for one's ever growing "To Read" list.

I've been spending a little bit too much time online lately, helping set up this web log and reading book and movie blogs. And watching early seasons of The Big Bang Theory on Netflix -- my new addiction. However, I am excited to have a chance to reconnect with the book blogging world after a long hiatus.

I've just started reading The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis.
Kivrin's on-site study of one of the deadliest eras was merely inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a woman traveling alone. Her instructors in the 21st century had painstaking calculations, careful monitoring, and a desperate rescue. In a dark time of superstition and fear, Kivrin is an unlikely angel of hope. 
I read and loved Blackout, another novel by this author with a similar premise. This mix of historical fiction and sci fi is a good combination for me.
I am also reading The Siren of Paris for an upcoming blog tour and loving it so far.
Marc, a French born American student, never suspected that he would become trapped in German occupied France when he came to Paris in the summer of 1939 to study art. While smuggling a  downed airman out of the American Hospital, through the Paris resistance underground, his life is plunged into total darkness when someone he trusts becomes a collaborator agent for the Gestapo. Marc then must fight to save his soul when he is banished to the “Fog and the Night” of Buchenwald, where he struggles with guilt over the consequences of having his trust betrayed.
What are you reading this week?


  1. I really want to read Blackout! I hadn't heard of this other book by Willis yet.

  2. Looks like some good books! Glad to have you on the meme :)

  3. Historical and sci-fi sounds like such a weird yet good combo :) Happy reading!

    What are YOU reading @ the Brunette Librarian??

  4. I love Big Bang :)
    Welcome back to book blogging!

    Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  5. I haven't really gotten into the Big Bang Theory - although it does look funny.

    Hope you have a great week!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

  6. Doomsday Book sounds interesting.

  7. LOL!!! That BBT episode is hilarious!! I'm happy that the series has stolen yet another soul. :P

  8. I have not watched Big Bang Theory, but sometimes feel like that after too much time on computer! Have a great reading week.


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