It’s Monday! What are you reading?

Two Moons of Sera
Hatha Yoga Illustrated
Anna and the French Kiss (audio)

Last week I read/listened to…

Two Moons of Sera: Part 1 by Pavarti K. Tyler
Hatha Yoga Illustrated by Martin Kirk and others
Colters’ Wife by Maya Banks
As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott
Where She Went by Gayle Forman (audio)

I am currently reading/listening to…

King of Paine
by Larry Kahn

A desperate patient. A rumored cure. How far would you go to find the fountain of youth?

Frank Paine is not your prototypical FBI agent. He’s an ex-Hollywood stud with a kinky past, an irreverent wise ass who craves forgiveness from the woman he loves. When a ruthless stalker uses Frank’s indiscretions to ensnare him in a sultry cat-and-mouse death match, his investigation points toward a missing biochemist. His hunt for her secret haven takes one tragic turn after another, until he finds himself facing an impossible dilemma. Someone will die as a result of his decisions, and it may be his soulmate. Or him.

A Midsummer Night’s Sin
by Kasey Michaels

Meet the Blackthorn Brothers—three unrepentant scoundrels infamous for being mad, bad and perilous to love.

Handsome as the devil and twice as tempting, Robin “Puck” Blackthorn lives for the pleasures of the moment. His only rule—never dally with an innocent woman. But when an encounter at a masquerade ball leaves him coveting the one woman who refuses to succumb to his charms, Puck realizes that some rules were made to be broken…

Scandalized to discover that the masked man with whom she’d shared a dance—and a forbidden embrace—is in fact the ton’s most celebrated rake, Regina Hackett vows to keep her distance. Yet when her dear friend vanishes, it is to Puck that Regina must turn. And as they embark on a dangerous journey through London’s darkest alleys, Regina will discover that beneath Puck’s roguish facade lies a man who will stop at nothing to protect her—or to convince her to take a chance on an unrepentant sinner.

Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
by Oliver Sacks
read by Simon Pebble

What goes on in human beings when they make or listen to music? What is it about music, what gives it such peculiar power over us, power delectable and beneficent for the most part, but also capable of uncontrollable and sometimes destructive force? Music has no concepts, it lacks images; it has no power of representation, it has no relation to the world. And yet it is evident in all of us–we tap our feet, we keep time, hum, sing, conduct music, mirror the melodic contours and feelings of what we hear in our movements and expressions.

In this book, Oliver Sacks explores the power music wields over us–a power that sometimes we control and at other times don’t. He explores, in his inimitable fashion, how it can provide access to otherwise unreachable emotional states, how it can revivify neurological avenues that have been frozen, evoke memories of earlier, lost events or states or bring those with neurological disorders back to a time when the world was much richer.

This is a book that explores, like no other, the myriad dimensions of our experience of and with music.

Brotherband Chronicles: The Outcasts
by John Flanagan
read by John Keating

They are outcasts. Hal, Stig, and the others – they are the boys the others want no part of. Skandians, as any reader of Ranger’s Apprentice could tell you, are known for their size and strength. Not these boys. Yet that doesn’t mean they don’t have skills. And courage – which they will need every ounce of to do battle at sea against the other bands, the Wolves and the Sharks, in the ultimate race. The icy waters make for a treacherous playing field . . . especially when not everyone thinks of it as playing.

I plan to read/listen to…

Wake by Abria Mattina
Ouran High School Host Club (Volume #16) by Bisco Hatori
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
What are you reading?
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  1. I read Musicophilia a few years back. I remember being a little disappointed; I'd expected it to have more stories than it had. Hope you like it.Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

  2. Wow – I love looking at your book choices – such diversity! King of Paine looks interesting and so does Musicophilia.

  3. As I Wake is on my must read list – I really enjoy Elizabeth Scott. I still haven't gotten to Where She Went. I'm curious about Anna on audio – I loved reading it, but it never occurred to me what it might be like on audio – I'll have to check out your review. Happy Reading.

  4. A nice variety of reading, enjoy!!!

  5. A great selectionHave a great reading weekShelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  6. Lucybird

     /  March 11, 2012

    I’ll look forward to your review of Musicophilia, it’s been on my wishlist for several years


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