Home sweet home! I had a great week visiting East Coast family — but it’s lovely to be back, sleeping in my cozy bed!
What did I read last week?
Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant: Finished last weekend and thought it was brilliant! I just posted a review this past week — check it out here.
Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny: My book group’s November read. It was entertaining, but didn’t actually make much of an impression. Skippable.
The Café by the Sea by Jenny Colgan: Nice, sweet romance. My review is here. I read this book all in one gulp while flying home from Thanksgiving week, and it was a great choice for travel reading!
My reaction post for episode 311, “Uncharted”, is here.
Here’s a little peek at the episode:
Yup, that’s a snake slithering across Claire. Yikes!
I received an unexpected credit from Amazon, so immediately bought myself a treat! I’ve been re-reading Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials recently, and realized that I’d never read this version — so happy early Hanukkah to me!
And even more exciting — I’d been saving up a few giftcards, and finally splurged on a brand new Kindle Oasis! After years of dedicated service, my Kindle Keyboard is about ready for retirement.
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
Odd & True by Cat Winters: I had planned to read this book a couple of weeks ago, but got sidetracked by killer mermaids (Into the Drowning Deep!) and my various holiday commitments of the past week — but now I’m back on track! I’ve loved everything by Cat Winters so far, so I’m excited to finally devote myself to her newest.
Now playing via audiobook:
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden: I read this book at the beginning of 2017 (review), and loved it. I’m doing an audiobook re-read now before diving into the sequel, but really didn’t get much time to listen this past week. I should be finishing up by next weekend.
Book group reads:
- Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott: My book group’s classic read! We’re reading and discussing two chapters per week.
- Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon: Our group read of Private Matter is almost done — just three chapters to go! We’ll be moving on to Lord John & the Succubus in January — contact me if you’d like to join in.
So many books, so little time…