August already? How did that happen?
What did I read last week?
Abaddon’s Gate by James S. A. Corey: Loved it! My review is here.
Bannerless by Carrie Vaughn: Fascinating. My review is here.
I finished listening to The Golden Compass, and loved it. I’d decided to re-read the trilogy prior to the release of The Book of Dust in October, and thought I’d give the audio version a try. Philip Pullman narrates, along with a full cast for the various characters, and it was quite a good production. I’m looking forward to listening to the rest of the series as soon as the next volume becomes available at the library.
Pop culture goodness:
I randomly started watching The Santa Clarita Diet on Netflix and ended up watching all ten episodes over the weekend. It’s hilarious. Is something wrong with me?
I also thought I’d check out a couple of episodes of Will on TNT. Meh. I can’t decide if I like it, but I don’t hate it either. Maybe I’ll give it a bit more time.
I bought one new book this week:
Ever since reading Binti, I seem to be collecting books by Nnedi Okorafor. This one caught my eye after I heard the news that it will be adapted for HBO, with George R. R. Martin as executive producer!
And hey, I won a giveaway! Thank you, Goodreads! I’m really looking forward to reading this one.
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
How to Stop Time by Matt Haig: Absolutely loving it. I have about 50 pages left — can’t wait to get home from work today so I can finish!
Now playing via audiobook:
The Butterfly Effect by Jon Ronson: Probably a weird choice, right? It was a free download from Audible, and I’ve read some pieces by Jon Ronson before, so I thought it would be entertaining, at the very least. I’ve only just started — we shall see.
My book group’s next classic read, Ivanhoe, starts next week!
So many books, so little time…