Monday, June 10, 2013

{Meme} It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's that time for everyone to share what they've read last week and what they'll be reading this week. And away we go ...


Last week, we posted reviews from Kathy for Beirut: An Explosive Thriller by Alexander McNabb (for review) and Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (for Back to the Classics Challenge).

Here's what she's reading this week:

For thousands of years human beings have dreamed of immortality, of reversing the aging process, of enhancing beauty and retaining the vigor and vitality of youth - forever. In the year 2059 this dream is at last within our grasp. But as biologic engineers finally achieve total control over the fundamental mechanics of life and the ability to change the course of human evolution, will this awesome power alter the meaning of love, the nature of relationships and society, and even the very definition of what it means to be human?

What's Stephanie up to now?

Her Uncle Fred has disappeared. A body turns up in a garbage bag. She's got a nasty bookie following her around town. Grandma Mazur has her hands on the stun gun. Stephanie can't keep a car for more than forty-eight hours. Two men are trying to get her into bed. She has nothing to wear to the Mafia wedding. And there's an angry little man (don't call him a dwarf!) who won't leave her apartment.

It's Easter at Princeton. Seniors are scrambling to finish their theses. And two students, Tom Sullivan and Paul Harris, are a hair's breadth from solving the mysteries of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili - a renowned text attributed to an Italian nobleman, a work that has baffled scholars since its publication in 1499. For Tom, their research has been a link to his family's past - and an obstacle to the woman he loves. For Paul, it has become an obsession, the very reason for living. But as their deadline looms, research has stalled - until a long-lost diary surfaces with a vital clue. And when a fellow researcher is murdered just hours later, Tom and Paul realize that they are not the first to glimpse the Hypnerotomachia's secrets.


Last week we posted one review from Mandy for We Do Not Wrestle with Flesh and Blood by B. R. Smith (for review).

Here's what she's reading this week:

A rare meteorite struck Alex Woods when he was ten years old, leaving scars and marking him for an extraordinary future. The son of a fortune teller, bookish, and an easy target for bullies, Alex hasn't had the easiest childhood.

But when he meets curmudgeonly widower Mr. Peterson, he finds an unlikely friend. Someone who teaches him that you only get one shot at life. That you have to make it count.


  1. When I think of summer, I think of Stephanie Plum! Enjoy!

    Here's my It's Monday post.

  2. Somehow, the cover of The Universe... is not persuasive, though your description of the book is...

    1. I agree the cover doesn't really convey the sentiment of the title, but I still rather like the cover. =)

  3. I haven't read that Stephanie Plum book...I like the cover!

    Enjoy your week...and here's MY MONDAY READING POST

  4. A little Stephanie Plum is a good thing. I think I overdosed when I tried to read four or five in a row. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  5. Thanks to all of you for stopping by and leaving a comment - We hope your week is a great one! =)

  6. I still want to read Janet Evanovich at some time. I have a few of her books even.
    Here is my Monday post

  7. I need to give Janet Evanovich's books a try. I'm reading Close My Eyes by Sophie Mckenzie.


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