After a lovely week off, which included a trip to Universal Hollywood with my kiddos, it’s back to work for me today. Sigh.
What did I read last week?
A Treacherous Curse (Veronica Speedwell #3) by Deanna Raybourn: Such a fun way to kick off 2018! My review is here.
The Angry Tide by Winston Graham: The 7th book of the Poldark series is a real knock-out — granted, it gets a bit too bogged down in parts by politics and banking, but the human drama is intense and it has a heart-breaker of an ending. I’d planned to take a break before reading more in the series… but now I’m thinking I want to continue a whole lot sooner than originally planned.
Pop culture goodness:
My family has been obsessed with playing the Hogwarts Battle game. It’s so much fun!
Seriously, if you’re an HP fan, you have to check this game out. You’ll love it, I promise.
Two new books this week — a graphic novel, and a book for book group:
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
A few different things while I wait on pins and needles for this coming week’s new arrivals:
I’m catching up on the last few Saga volumes before starting the newest…
… and I’m getting back to the illustrated edition of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, which looks beautiful.
Now playing via audiobook:
I hit pause on my current listen (below) so that I could listen to Binti instead. I read Binti last year, but need a refresher before book #3 comes out next week.
And once I finish Binti, I’ll go back to…
Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman: I got about halfway through before this past week’s vacation, when I didn’t listen to audiobooks at all. I’m looking forward to finishing — what I’ve heard so far was really interesting.
Book group reads:
- Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott: My book group’s classic read! We’re reading and discussing two chapters per week, and have only a few more chapters to go.
- Lord John and the Succubus by Diana Gabaldon: We’re starting our group read of this novella this week! Contact me if you’d like to join in.
So many books, so little time…