Monday, March 26, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. It is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week.

Last week I read a book in Norwegian for a change (haven't done that in a year or so). Nattmannen by Jørn Lier Horst is book 5 in an excellent detective series featuring Chief Inspector William Wisting. So far only book 6 in the series, Dregs, has been translated into English, but hopefully the rest will follow soon.

A while ago I won the first three books in the Jack Susko series by Lenny Bartulin from Booklover Book Reviews (thank you, Jo!). They attracted me for two reasons: The main character owns a used book store, and they are set in Sydney, my favourite city in the world, so I was delighted to be able to read them. I have started the first book, A Deadly Business (it has later been renamed Death By the Book) and so far it's pretty good. The best part is that Jack's book store is situated only two blocks from where I lived in Sydney, so I know the area quite well. Being able to picture the locations in my mind makes for a much more vivid reading experience. (It also makes me miss Sydney a whole lot...)

As usual I don't have anything particular planned - but I don't think it will be a mystery.

What are you reading this week?


Lisa (Lost in Literature) said...

These are new titles to me. I hope you enjoy them! :)

Have a wonderful week!

Lisa @ Lost in Literature
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Tanya Patrice said...

I hope you find a great book to follow up on the last 2 awesome books you've read :-)


Lindsey said...

That's so cool that you can picture the places the book is referencing! I have to admit I don't find too many books set in New Jersey...

pussreboots said...

I have two mysteries going right now. I think I'll need break from the genre when I'm done with them.

My favorite read this week was the audio version of Shutter Island. Please come see what else I'm reading.

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

Sometimes I wish I knew another language so that I could read good foreign titles that haven't yet been translated into English! Both of these titles sound great! Enjoy your reading week!

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