Happy New Year!
Wishing all a splendiferous 2019, filled with health, laughter, love, friendship, and of course, endless hours of delightful reading.
What did I read during the last week?
Fire & Blood by George R. R. Martin: Wow! This book is huge and dense, but also incredibly fascinating. I’d say it’s a must for Game of Thrones fans. My review is here.
My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead: An interesting look at George Eliot’s Middlemarch, its themes and messages, and how those relate to modern life. Having just finished Middlemarch with my book group, this was a great way to wrap up the experience!
The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden: I did a quick re-read of this book, since it’s almost release time for book #3!
I’m writing reaction posts for each episode of season 4… but didn’t quite have time to finish up the most recent. Stay tuned for my reaction post for Episode 409, “The Birds & the Bees” (aired 12/30/2018) – it’ll be up later today!
Such a great episode!
Pop culture goodness:
I saw two terrific movies:
And continued my current TV binge, Gilmore Girls — I’m on season 2 now!
A new Mira Grant novella is always reason to celebrate!
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker: I’m just getting started…
Now playing via audiobook:
Terrier (Beka Cooper, #1) by Tamora Pierce: I’m about 2/3 done with this audiobook, and I’m really liking it! Tamora Pierce’s creativity here is just so amazing. Looking forward to continuing with the rest of the trilogy once I finish Terrier.
None at the moment! All of my book group reads are wrapped up at this point. A new classic read and a new Lord John read will both be starting in January!
So many books, so little time…