What did I read last week?
Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins: Done! My review is here.
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare: I listened to the audiobook this week. My review is here.
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell: After six months of chapter discussions, my book group wrapped up North and South this past week. What a wonderful experience! I’ll share my thoughts on this classic in a post a bit later this week.
I finally saw The Martian! I absolutely loved the book (here’s proof!), and while no movie is ever going to be as detailed as the book it’s based on, I thought the movie did a great job of showing the main character’s personality, the big cast of characters, and the science/geeky aspects of the story. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s worth making the effort to go while it’s still in theaters. The big screen experience is lots of fun for this one, and the 3D makes a difference too.
This week’s new arrivals:
It’s the new volume of The Outlandish Companion! This reference book covers books 5 – 8 in the Outlander series, plus lots of extras like maps and floor plans, and notes on the process of converting books to TV. Exciting!
Two more new (used) purchases this week:
A YA novel described as “Prep meets The Crucible“, and a Fables prequel!
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
I’m two-timing my reading right now, halfway through two different books:
- Depth by Lev AC Rosen
- The Bronte Plot by Katherine Reay
Which will I finish first? I have no idea.
Now playing via audiobook:
I’ve just started the audiobook of The Boys in the Boat, which I hope to finish in time for my book group’s discussion later this month.
Getting close to the end of our book group read!
So many book, so little time…