It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #74

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey meant to highlight books you read in the past week, and what you’re planning on reading this week.

I had a friend out from California for almost a week, and we had a great time enjoying the beauty of New England in October. We went to Salem a couple of times, did a ghost walk, visited Concord, went to the renaissance faire, saw an author talk, and walked the Freedom Trail. As a result, though, I’ve had almost no time for reading or blogging lately.

This last Friday at work I did a special Halloween talk showing off some of our rare books that feature vampires, witches, exorcism, and spellbooks. Tonight, I’m playing a Halloween concert with my jazz band. It’s a dance with an optional dinner, and I’m hoping people will dress up. Now, I’m just battening down the hatches, waiting to see if they’ll cancel work tomorrow due to the storm, which would let me stay home and read.

Books in this post include the last two weeks.

The Infects by Sean Beaudoin
A History of Ghosts: The True Story of Séances, Mediums, Ghosts, and Ghostbusters by Peter H. Aykroyd and Angela Narth
Red Rain by R.L. Stine
Come Closer by Sara Gran

Continuing to read:
Live by Night by Dennis Lehane

Hoping to finish:
Flesh & Bone by Jonathan Maberry
Fever Season: The Epidemic of 1878 That Almost Destroyed Memphis, and the People who Saved It by Jeanette Keith
Bad Hair Day by Carrie Harris

What are you reading this week?

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20 Responses to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #74

  1. Shelleyrae says:

    It sounds like you have a great week with your friend. Stay safe during the storm!

    Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

  2. Mystica says:

    Have a good reading week.

  3. Pussreboots says:

    It sounds like you had fun.

    Except for the abundance of CYBILS reading, things are back to normal. My favorite book was How to Wash a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale. Please come see what I’m reading now.

  4. What a great week you had! Who needs a book when you’re so busy with fun things!

    Hope you have a good week again!

  5. Kristin T. says:

    I haven’t been to Salem in forever…I really want to go back there one day!

    While I’m not liking that this storm is coming, I am hopeful that I will at least get a lot of reading in!

    Stay safe and hope you have a good week!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

  6. I was in Boston last June and I also did the Freedom Trail (walked the walk haha), but didn’t get a chance to visit Salem. It was fun going to Harvard though, and doing some book hunting in their glorious bookshops. :)

    • Audrey Audrey says:

      I really like Harvard Yard. I took a Harvard Extension course one semester, and felt all fancy having a class in Harvard Yard, even if I wasn’t a real student.

  7. Ooh I just finished Rot & Ruin and loved it – still have Dust & Decay to go before I get to Flesh & Bone – how are you liking it so far?

  8. Your weekend sounds lovely! Visiting New England in the autumn is on my list of things to do before I die. :) We went when I was a kid, and visited Salem and the House of Seven Gables, but it was summer and I was young, so I definitely want to see the East Coast again as an adult. :) Stay safe this week!

    I will have to check out the R.L. Stine book – I am curious to see his work for adults. :)

    • Audrey Audrey says:

      I love New England. As a Californian, it’s so fun to watch the leaves change. And I decided I like R.L. Stine for kids best.

  9. I hope you have a good reading week. I’ll be interested in reading your review for Red Rain.

  10. Jennifer says:

    I’m so jealous of New Englanders! I’d love to visit Salem for one thing. I shouldn’t be too jealous this week though should I? Stay safe and warm!!

    • Audrey Audrey says:

      Salem is shut down for the next few days, which stinks because Halloween is when they make loads of money. I’d actually recommend going any time but October, because of the crowds and how expensive parking is ($20!!!).

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