It’s Monday! What are you reading?

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Broken by Kelley Armstrong- This is part of the Women of the Underworld series. Elena is the only known female werewolf.  She is pregnant and is on edge since it is not known if werewolves can reproduce successfully since there has never been a female one before. Her pack leader and her mate are trying to keep her resting but she is getting restless. When a chance comes to investigate a letter in a collection in Toronto supposedly written by Jack the Ripper, she jumps at it.

Unfortunately the letter contains a magic portal to Victorian London that opens when Elena is handling it. Three Londoners come through.  Suddenly old diseases are cropping up in the city and  magical creatures are tracking Elena.

Face The Nation by Bob Shieffer- audio- This book was written in 2004 for the 50th anniversary of the Sunday morning tv show. I’ve never seen the show and the author admits that a lot of the importance of these shows comes from journalists and politicians watching other journalists and politicians and deciding who is to be taken seriously and who is going to dismissed as irrelevant.

It was interesting to hear the history of how live tv shows have been produced over the last 50 years. He is also very open about major stories that they missed on the show. He talked about that so much that I started to think that I wasn’t missing anything by not seeing the show since they were wrong so much.

I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman-  When Elizabeth was 15 she was kidnapped by a serial killer. She was kept for over a month. Now, 20 years later, the date of her captor’s execution is near. He reaches out to her presumably to apologize but she worries that he has an ulterior motive.

This was a book that was hard to put down.

The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson-  This is a memoir of a woman who converted to Islam in college. She moved to Cairo to teach English for a year in order to experience life in a predominantly Muslim country. While there she meets a man who she marries and ends up staying in Egypt. She works as a journalist, trying to explain Middle Eastern issues to western audiences.

Layover in Dubai by Dan Fesperman-  Sam is an auditor for a drug company. While traveling in Dubai he is asked to extend a layover in order to keep an eye on a colleague who has been in trouble on other trips. When his colleague is killed, Sam is arrested. His only ally is an older policeman who is investigating police corruption.

This book gives you some insight into all segment of society in Dubai, from the wealthy natives to the laborers and prostitutes imported for the pleasure of others.

The Writing Circle by Corinne Demas – Five writers meet weekly to critique each other’s writing. The book discusses professional jealousy and plagiarism. This book is a bit more literary and plot-less than what I usually read so I wasn’t crazy about it.

Where are you reading updates-  Ontario, Washington D.C., Maryland, Egypt, Dubai, Massachusetts