Jen's favorite quotes

"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."— Marilyn Monroe

Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday Reading

I recently found this site via and followed it to its new home at this blog:

I am an avid reader and am thrilled to be participating for the first time.
I look forward to writing them many new reviews on books and reading others!

Currently reading:

The Heretic's Daughter is one that I've wanted to read for a long time. So far it is living up to my expectations and is my favorite book this week. I love stories that involve womens relationships to one another and the more historical the better.

Queen Noor's autobiography while good is a slow read. It is not surprisingly biased but I was surprised how much of the book was taken up with the war between Isreal and Palestine (past, present and future) and less with actually telling the story of her life.

Just finished:

Sundays at Tiffanys was a light fluffy read. Very enjoyable and quick.

The Years to Come was awful. I didn't expect much from it but only picked it up because it was a historical romance set in Australia. Turns out the main character is raped three times. Once by a convict and twice by her husband. Its ok when its her husband though as they eventually fall in love even though he does nothing but dominate her and yell at her and this somehow shows his love.

Up Next:

Shanghai Girls I've also wanted to read for a long time and am super excited about.

City of Shadows I picked up because I am a sucker for anything related to Tsarist Russia.


  1. I haven't read Lisa See in a while and I'm not familiar with Shanghai Girls, but it looks like it's something I'll enjoy. Thanks. Happy reading this week.

    Here's mine.

  2. I so glad you are joining us on this meme! Welcome - you have a beautiful blog! I read heretics Daughter and while I too love books with strong women characters and friendships I found the first half of the book to go slow for me. So glad you are enjoying it!

    Shanghi Girls is another one I would love to read. Have a great week!

  3. I'm glad that you enjoyed "Sundays at Tiffany's". That is one of the book I read in the past month. A very good one!