Musing Mondays 4

Musing Mondays #4

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading and is quite simple, really. It asks you to comment/muse each week on one of the following prompts:
  • Describe one of your reading habits.
  • Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
  • What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
  • Tell us what you're reading right now--what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; why you are (or aren't) enjoying it.
  • Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
  • Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books--let's here it, then!
Here's what I'm thinking about today...
I'm currently reading Belle Cora by Philip Margulies.  I've had this book sitting on my dining room table for a while now (checked it out from the library about a month ago...the university where I work doesn't really have due dates for staff members) and have finally gotten around to starting it.  I'll admit that it was a little slow to get into, but it's picking up and getting super interesting.  I'm a little over halfway through with the hefty 600+ pages and I really want to see how Belle/Arabella/Harriet/etc. got to be where she is.  The book is loosely based on a 19th century prostitute, Belle Cora, and written in memoir-ish form in two volumes.  It's very intriguing (not overly sexual at all).  I'd recommend it so far! 

What are you currently reading?

Happy reading!

Comments

  1. You're so lucky that you don't have firm due-dates for library books! That's the main reason why I have such a stack of books that I own--I have to keep bumping them out of line so I can read books from the library before they are due.

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    1. Well, we do have due dates and if there is a request for the book or if it is borrowed from another university's library, then we have to return it. Otherwise we can keep it until we've finished it. I always renew it if my due date is approaching...just in case! I do have a co-worker who kept a book from the uni library for 6 months! They called him and politely demanded he return it. Haha. Most of the time I return it on the day it's due or a few days after. However, I always obey my public library's return policy :) Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. It is! Though I don't abuse it the way others do. I am actually really good about returning things on time because I have a guilty conscience. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Sounds like a really neat book. I'm currently reading A Nation Under Judgment by Richard Capriola. Hope you'll visit http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2014/06/musing-mondays-june-30.html

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    1. It's pretty good so far. I'm very interested to see how it plays out. Will definitely pop over to check your blog out! Thanks for stopping by, Cheryl.

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