Sunday, May 9, 2010

What Are You Reading?

My interests are eclectic, so I read a lot of stuff. Books are stacked high on the end table by my favorite reading chair. I buy books at signings and online, win books in drawings, check books out of the library, and hit the used book sales that benefit the library.

A year ago, I participated in an online blogbooktour class to learn as much as I could about blogging for writers and the virtual book tour process. During that time, I met (online) a group of bloggers who've become virtual friends. Galen Kindley is one of those writers.

Galen recently awarded a bunch of his blog visitors with copies of Hearts of the Morning Calm. That's the book I'm reading now. As you all know, I don't do regular book reviews, but I do mention a book when I like it a lot. I'm about halfway through Galen's book, and I'm liking it a lot.

"Since 2333 BC, long before the Western world was new, antiquity's name for Korea was Chosun...Land of the Morning Calm.

In the fall of 1978, a small traditional jewelry shop in modern steel-and-glass Seoul, Korea, becomes Destiny's playground. Fate capriciously induces an American military officer to browse the store and, in so doing, meet an intriguing and lovely Asian woman.

Foolishly, but helplessly, the Jason and Young fall in love. Their chance encounter and reluctant commitment initiates a tangled and haunting journey. For Jason, it is one of discovery not just of the woman he loves but her country and her people. Young seems too modern to be bound by the role assigned women in traditional Korean culture, so he dares to dream of taking her home to Alabama.

But what does a woman do when her heart is torn between the man she loves and the family she honors?"

What about you? What are you reading? (And if you're a mom, Happy Mother's Day!)


Mason Canyon said...

I've just started Elaine Viets's newest release HALF-PRICE HOMICIDE and it's fun picking back up with the main character.

Hope you have a Happy Mother's Day.

Thoughts in Progress

Paul D. Brazill said...

I've just finished Domonic Milne's MY BLOODY ALIBI which is a 'quicky' from Pulp Press and was great fun!.

Clarissa Draper said...

I'm reading a couple of mysteries right now: First is "The Night Watch" by Sarah Waters and then I'm moving to "The Cipher Garden" by Edward Martin.



I don't read that much owing to my life style but I do like to read anything by Paul Mckenna PHD, who helps one oversome stress, gain confidence and other health issues. The best book I did read a few years back was Celia Aherane's PS I LOVE YOU. I was at a TV chat show and she was being interviewed.

I enjoyed your post as always, I do find what you have to write interesting to read, always a pleasure.
Happy Sunday

Jeanie said...

Since you asked...I have just read "Every Last One" by Anna Quindlen and "Sarah's Key" by Tatiana de Rosnay.
Happy Mother's Day, Patricia

Kay said...

I'm reading nothing.

Can't make up my mind so I'm staring at my to-read pile ... though I discovered a Southern cozy mystery series (Sewing's the gimmick.) that's intriguing me, along with a YA skeleton detective, and ???

WhisperingWriter said...

Happy Mother's Day to you!!

I'm currently not reading anything. But Emily Giffin has a new book coming out Tuesday so I'll be reading that.

Terry Odell said...

I finally got a library card now that we've moved. I'd been reading books I'd picked up at conferences, but they weren't really the sorts of books I could get into. But I picked up some new reading material last week and am glad to have "MY" picks on my TBR pile. I'm reading S.J. Rozan's Winter and Night right now, and am totally hooked. Another author to devour, I fear.

Kaye Barley said...

I'm reading Laurie King's THE GOD OF THE HIVE. Love this series and this one is terrific!

Ann said...

I am reading, "Ship of Fools" by Fintan O'Toole. A blogbooktour, wow that sounds really interesting as does the book you were awarded.

Hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day weekend!

Cat Woods said...


Happy Mother's day to you as well.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Cat's on the right track here. I should be reading (and revising) my WIP instead of devouring my friends' books.