Monday, August 12, 2013

It's Monday. What Are You Reading? #7



It's Monday! What Are You Reading is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey and is a great way for others to  find out what you are planning to read this week and, best of all, see what others are reading

Last week I finished

Rules of Murder (Drew Farthering Mystery #1)

Review is here.

This week I'm reading

Rutherford Park: A Novel

Yeah this looks like chick lit, I know- why am I reading it? Here we have a son (and heir to the manor) having a fling with a maid, with tragic consequences. The lord of the manor may be having an affair, and the lady is feeling constrained by the rules she must follow.

This is the third country house book I've read in the last few weeks, but already this is the most serious, with very precise period detail and a more realistic tone. This isn't so much a mystery as a look at how these houses really worked and a family that has plenty of fractures and issues to deal with.

I'm also reading

A Dance With Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)

and have been for several weeks. It's a re- read and I read a chapter or two here and there, in between the other stuff I've got. So it's slow going but I will have a review up for it at some point.

What are you reading?

7 comments:

  1. I'm anxious to see what you think of Rutherford Park.

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  2. I'm looking forward to your review on Rutherford Park and eventually, Dance of Dragons. I can appreciate it taking a while to read as I've just started A Feast For Crows and am only reading a chapter here and there between other books as well. Such an amazing series though!

    Here's my What are you reading? Post!

    Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

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  3. Rutherford Park sounds intriguing. I've never seen The Downton Abbey, though my husband is a big fan.

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  4. I'm drawing out the George R. R. Martin series. I've read 3 books in 5 years. At this rate I'll be all caught up before book 6 (I'm assuming he's not done and just realized I don't actually know that for sure) is ever published.

    The cover of Rules of Murder looked so much like the cover of Maisie Dobbs that I had to look at it twice! If you haven't read it, I recommend it. I've only read the first one but it had a definite Downton Abbey feel to me.

    Enjoy your week!

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  5. I really need to get my act together and read the Song of Ice and Fire books. I'm just worried all the differences are going to bug me and ruin the show for me haha

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  6. I am just finishing with A Clash of Kings and will then watch Season 2 of GOT that I DVR'd. I agreee with your comment to Allie, the books give you so much more of the characters!

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