In real life:
Another ridiculously intense week, with not nearly enough time to curl up with a good book. Dislike very much.
What did I read last week?
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson: Sadly, this was a DNF for me. I quit at 45%. The plot was just going nowhere. Small-town life is all very charming, but nothing was happening.
More Kate Shugak! I read book #8, Killing Grounds, and can’t wait for more! Killing Grounds was maybe not the most awesome of the lot (too much time spent on identifying different types of fishing boats and discussing permits and politics), but all Kate is good Kate, as far as I’m concerned.
I’m continuing with my Outlander rewatch. This week’s posts included:
Almost there! Two more episodes to go, although those are the two that are hardest to watch.
Well, yes, I did pick up a few new books this week! It was the spring sale benefiting the public libraries, and let’s just say I scored. Want proof? All this — 41 books — for under $60:
(Yes, I do already own several copies of ALL of the Harry Potter books! This one is a gift for someone else.)
Here’s another look at my book sale haul, unpacked, stacked up, and waiting for shelf space — except for the gift pile, which is waiting for a box, some packing tape, and a trip to the post office.
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
Right now, I’m reading Messenger by Lois Lowry, the 3rd book in The Giver series.
I’m expecting some new releases to arrive this week, but meanwhile, if there’s time, I plan to start the ARC of The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem by Sarit Yishai-Levi.
Now playing via audiobook:
Such fun! I’m about halfway done, and really enjoying it! It helps that I’ve read the book before, so I don’t feel that I’m missing out too much by not having all the photos in front of me.
My book group is reading and discussing two chapter per week of both Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon and Emma by Jane Austen. This is an online group, and anyone is welcome to join us — so if you’re interested, just ask me how!
So many books, so little time…