What did I read last week?
Less Than a Treason by Dana Stabenow: Book #21 in the amazing Kate Shugak series absolutely lives up to expectations! My review is here.
Two books finished via Serial Reader:
- The Time Machine by H. G. Wells: Given how many time travel books I’ve read, I figured it was about time (ha, sorry) to check out this classic.
- My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse: Oh my gods, this is adorable! I was in a bit of a funk (and a reading rut) this past week thanks to all sorts of non-reading-related stress, but these tales of Bertie and Jeeves lifted my spirits in all the right ways.
In graphic novels:
I finished the March trilogy by John Lewis. These powerful books about Congressman Lewis’s formative years in the civil rights movement should be required reading, period.
And in audiobooks:
Loved, loved, loved Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel! What a terrific listening treat. Check out my audiobook review, here.
Pop culture goodness:
I saw the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie this week! And just like everyone else, I’m madly in love with this little guy:
Awwww… my adorable daughter sent me two geeky treats for Mothers Day!
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein: A prequel of sorts to Code Name Verity — this is a story about Julie as a free-spirited teen spending the summer at her grandparents’ estate in Scotland and the unexpected adventure she finds there. I have about a third to go, and can’t wait to see how it wraps up.
Now playing via audiobook:
I loved Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire so, so much when I first read it! (Check out my review, here.) And now that we’re a month away from the release of the follow-up book, Down Among the Sticks and Bones, it seems like a perfect time to revisit this world by listening to the audiobook. It’s great so far.
The end (of the book) is nigh! After over a year of reading and discussing Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon — 2 chapters per week — we’re within sight of the final chapters.
In other ongoing reading… rather than pick a new book via the Serial Reader app, I thought I’d take a serial approach to the massive tome that is Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. I listened to about 25% of the audiobook, then took a break for a bit. My new approach will be to read 10 – 15 minutes a day of the e-book. I’m really determined to read the entire thing, but I’ve had a hard time sticking with it when there’s so much else that I want to be reading!
So many books, so little time…