Monday, March 18, 2013

It's Monday! What are you reading? #2

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Journey.
Each week we spotlight the books we are reading, planning on reading or just finished reading.

I forgot to post last Monday, but that's ok as the books would have been the same as the first post...
I have finished both A Clash of Kings and Dissolution. And I loved both!

The House At Riverton
I've had The House At Riverton  by Kate Morton in my shelf for years. I have set a goal of reading 13 books with 500 or more pages this year, so this just had to be one of them :)
I have just read a few pages so I can't tell you how I like it yet. But as it is a mystery and part historical it just has to be good, right?!
"Summer 1924
On the eve of a glittering society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again.

Winter 1999
Grace Bradley, ninety-eight, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and old memories - long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind - begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge, something history has forgotten but Grace never could.
Set as the war-shattered Edwardian summer surrenders to the decadent twenties, The House at Riverton is a thrilling mystery and a compelling love story."

The Siren (The Original Sinners #1)
 I found the first book The Siren in The Original Sinners series by Tiffany Reisz at the local grocery store earlier this year (yes, they sell a lot of pocket books in norwegian grocery stores ;)) and since it is not Fifty shades of grey, (which everyone seems to be reading), I found out I should give it a try.
I've read a third of the book and so far it's ok.

"Notorious Nora Sutherlin is famous for her delicious works of erotica, each one more popular with readers than the last. But her latest manuscript is different—more serious, more personal—and she's sure it'll be her breakout book...if it ever sees the light of day.
Zachary Easton holds Nora's fate in his well-manicured hands. The demanding British editor agrees to handle the book on one condition: he wants complete control. Nora must rewrite the entire novel to his exacting standards—in six weeks—or it's no deal.
Nora's grueling writing sessions with Zach are draining…and shockingly arousing. And a dangerous former lover has her wondering which is more torturous—staying away from him...or returning to his bed?
Nora thought she knew everything about being pushed to your limits. But in a world where passion is pain, nothing is ever that simple."

Treasury of Animal Stories

And as Endre still likes me to read him a bedtime story, we have started this. We are reading the norwegian book though ;) It's the second time I read it for him and we both like these small animal stories and the illustrations are great as well :)

Containing stories from well-known authors such as Rudyard Kipling and Aesop as well as traditional tales from around the world including fighting crabs, gigantic frogs and a polar bear's search for home, all kinds of children are sure to find a story that they will enjoy.


  1. Looking forward to hearing what you think of The House at Riverton, I've this coming up as a book club read next month, I'm looking forward to reading it.

  2. What a good mama you are, reading a story each night. What a wonderful choice you made! Enjoy this time. It goes quickly.

    Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

  3. The House at Riverton looks so good! I want to move right into the cover. Lol.

  4. Ooh, that siren book! I'll be interested to see what you say for that.

  5. Kan du anbefale meg norsk bok. Jeg vil lære mer norsk språk og vil lese bok med norsk språk.
    I Tyskland jeg kan erverve vanskelig bøker. Jeg har bestille bok Jostein Gaarder Sofies verden fra 1993. Jeg leser ikke gjerne krimi.
    Til blogg min du kan se bokmesse Leipzig.
    Ha en herlig dag. Hilsen Viola

  6. Love love all of Kate Wmorton books. I am reading " Once She Knew."


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