It's Monday! What are you reading?

It's Monday, what are you reading? is now hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. It is a chance for us to share with other book bloggers what we have just finished reading, what we are currently reading and what we are reading next.

Just Finished

The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
I finally wrote my review.

Lilian's Story by Kate Grenville
This was a wonderful read, and it was easy to see how it has become as Australian classic. I hope that you can take the time to read my review. It is a really fascinating and personal story, worth reading about.

A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif
What can I say? Hilarious and wonderfully written. A review will be coming soon.

I also gave up on the ebook I was reading, The Prince by Machiavelli. Has anyone else read, or tried to read this? I just couldn't understand a word the man was saying. Perhaps I need to try reading an actual book rather than an ebook?

Currently Reading

The Timeless Land By Eleanor Dark
This is a famous Australian novel about the 'settlement' of Australia. It details the Aboriginal's first encounters with the whites (and vice versa) and gives more details from Bennilong's perspective. It's ok so far. It is my Grandmother's favourite book and she lent it to me. It is very thick and will take me some time to get through.

Up Next

By Night in Chile by Roberto Bolano
I have wanted to read this for a very long time, and after seeing some academics and translators talk about his works at the Sydney Writers Festival yesterday, I can't wait to read it. It is waiting at the library for me.


  1. I can see how The Prince would be tough to read in e-book form. I have read it, but on paper, with the luxury of easily flipping back & forth and letting the whole work sort of wash over me. There are a few classics like it that I have tried to read on my iPod that I struggled with.

    You know, I am still just floored at how great your new look is. It is so pleasing to the eye and just knocks my socks off every time I visit!

  2. I really need to start the series by Stieg Larsson! Everyone says the books are good. I'm off to read your review of The Girl who Played with Fire!

  3. I've heard great things about the Stieg series. Have a great week!

  4. A Case of Exploding Mangoes sounds delightful. You have a great week set up. Happy reading. My Monday:

  5. A Case of Exploding Mangoes sounds like just the book I need right now, something funny and great to read. Looks like you had a great week!

    Have a fantastic reading week ahead and if you get a chance, stop by: Monday Reading's at There's A Book

  6. Just borrowed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire from my sister hoping to get to them both before Larsson's next one is release. Have a great week.

  7. A Case of Exploding Mangoes ? Love this title! I need to check this one out!

  8. The Girl Playing with Fire, I want to read the whole trilogy. I haven't read the first one yet. I hear these books are really good.

  9. Oh my gosh! I LOVED Case of Exploding Mangoes -- funny, but serious all the same. When you write your review, I'll come back and take a peek!

  10. I'd be tempted to buy A Case of Exploding Mangoes for the title alone -- I'm glad to hear it's wonderful!

  11. I really want to read something by Stieg Larsson. I'll have to go check out your review. Enjoy all your reading this week!

  12. Off to read your review of The Girl Who Played with Fire!

    It's Monday! What I am reading is here and my 300 Follower Giveaway is here.

    Happy reading!


  13. I really want to read The Girl Who books.

    Happy Reading.

  14. I know I'm a day late, but it was so blessed hot here yesterday and today isn't much better but had to make my rounds.

    Exploding Mangoes sounds awfully good, will have to check that out!!


  15. The Case of the Exploding Mangoes... Mohammad Hanif.

    Is that Mohammad Hanif as in... Dr Mohammad Hanif whom a former Australian government shamefully victimised?

    Or just a coincidence?


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