Monday, November 03, 2014

Monday Malarkey

I must confess I'm still in Internet Avoidance Mode and will probably take more time off, next week, but I have a couple things I want to post before I go back under. Might as well do the weekly malarkey, right?

Last week's posts:

Reads since my last Monday Malarkey (not all are shown in sidebar):

  • Big Fish by Daniel Wallace
  • Doreen by Barbara Noble
  • Friend of My Youth by Alice Munro
  • The Yeti Files #1: Meet the Bigfeet by Kevin Sherry
  • Indian Boyhood by Charles A. Eastman

Recent arrivals (not all pictured but many of them are in the collage, above):

From HarperCollins:

  • The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Wildalone by Krassi Kourikova
  • Mademoiselle Chanel by C. W. Gortner


  • Looking Backward: 2000 - 1887 by Edward Bellamy
  • A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
  • Indian Country by Peter Matthiessen
  • The Brute and Other Farces by Anton Chekov
  • Frank on the Lower Mississippi by Harry Castlemon (mostly for the cute cover)
  • Indian Boyhood by Charles A. Eastman

Currently Reading:

Deep Shelter by Oliver Harris - A British police officer chases a suspect but loses him near an unusual, circular structure. He finds out it's a WWII shelter and someone is using it to hide contraband. For kicks, he takes his date down into the shelter but she disappears; and, since he's known as a troublemaker (he's kind of a dirty cop), he knows he'll be implicated in her disappearance if he doesn't find her. This is not my typical reading material but it's the second in a series and I'm enjoying it so much that I've already got plans to seek out the first book.


We've only seen 2 movies, recently, and I'm going to skip loading the covers to save a bit of time. First was X-Men: Days of Future Past. I'm not a big fan of the X-Men movies and neither is Huzzybuns, but we both enjoyed Days of Future Past.  The other was a blast from the past: Ghostbusters.  Hard to believe it's 30 years old and Harold Ramis is no longer among the living.

I can't type, anymore. I keep looking at Deep Shelter and thinking, "I want to get back to reading that right now." So, I'm going to. Happy Reading!

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  1. Ghostbusters! Yay! It was just on tv a few weeks ago, and I watched about 40 minutes of it with my daughter before she got bored. So fun.

    1. It's such a hoot, isn't it? We own a copy of Ghostbusters on DVD and have been thinking about watching it for a while but just finally got around to digging it out of the movie drawer. Favorite line is when Bill Murray tells the mayor, "If we're right, Lenny, you will have saved the lives of millions of registered voters."

  2. We read Canticle for book club and it was very strange, but good for discussion.

    1. Oh, good, if I like it I'll suggest it for my book group, then, thanks! "Strange" is okay. I've had Canticle on my wish list for ages and I"m not even sure why but I was happy to find a copy of it. :)

    2. I have no idea what Wildalone is about, but I'd be tempted to buy it just for the cover.

    3. I agree, that's a great cover. A "wildalone" is a forest witch who beguiles and entraps men. A student from Eastern Europe finds herself a stranger in a strange land and gets involved with "an enigmatic young man whose brooding good looks and murky past intrigue her" something something "sensual mythic underworld" blah blah. Sounds a little crazy. That's probably why I accepted it. I hope it's the good kind of weird.


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