You know what today is, right?
Happy birthday to Harry Potter!
Back from vacation. Back to work. Kiddo home from camp. It’s been a busy week!
If you’re interested, you can see my Montana photos here.
What did I read last week?
Fail. I’ve barely read anything (except for mountains of emails…). I’ve been on the same book all week.
Abaddon’s Gate by James S. A. Corey: Okay, granted, this is a 500+ page book, so I suppose I can forgive myself for taking a whole week to read it (and I’m still not done).
I posted a mini-review of a recent audiobook listen, Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris. If you’re convinced that grammar can’t be fun, then you need to check out this book, stat.
Pop culture goodness:
I’ve been playing catch-up on TV watching all week! I finally caught up on all episodes of Fear the Walking Dead (and my response is still meh… and yet I keep watching), and I’m now up to date on Killjoys as well. Next up, the kiddo and I have about six Doctor Who episodes to watch.
And on a more serious note, we saw Dunkirk over the weekend, and it was incredible. Unlike anything I’ve ever seen before, and structured in such an unusual way that I think I’ll need to watch it again at some point just to sort a few things out.
One new book this week:
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
Abaddon’s Gate by James S. A. Corey: Book #3 of The Expanse series. I have about 50 pages to go!
Next up will be Bannerless, the newest from Carrie Vaughn. Looks great!
Now playing via audiobook:
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman: I decided to do an audio re-read of the His Dark Materials trilogy, so I’ll be all ready for The Book of Dust this fall.
My book group’s next classic read, Ivanhoe, starts in August. Meanwhile, I have no long-term reading commitments at the moment, and it’s kind of nice.
So many books, so little time…