In the ongoing saga of my hand, I’m now wearing this little shield/brace on my thumb, probably for just a couple of weeks. And I started physical therapy too, slowly trying to get my opposable thumb movements back. Yay for getting better!
What did I read during the last week?
The Thorn and the Blossom by Theodora Goss: Such a gorgeous book! My review is here.
The Institute by Stephen King: After a few false starts, I finally dug back into this book and finished it. Good and creepy! My review is here.
The Matchmaker’s List by Sonya Lalli: Oh, I had problems with this book. My review is here.
Also in audio — I’m listening my way through Amazon’s Forward series of short stories. So far, I’ve listened to these three:
- Summer Frost: Emotional and chilling story set in the world of AI. Very easy to get caught up in this story!
- You Have Arrived At Your Destination: About a couple considering a tech firm’s services to produce a designer baby. I’m not sure I really got it in the end.
- Randomize: So much fun! All about a couple using quantum computing to scam a Las Vegas casino. Fast and enjoyable.
Back to my Veronica Mars obsession! This week, I watched the 2014 movie. Love, love, love. (Or should I say, LoVe. If you watch the show, you get it.)
And, I finished season 2 of Fleabag. I’m ready for some more binge suggestions!
My amazing daughter sent me this awesome present:
The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman arrived. I’d almost forgotten this was coming! I need to re-read La Belle Sauvage before I start this one…
Debbie Harry made an appearance in SF this past week, and while I missed the event, someone was kind enough to snag a copy of her book for me!
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
Rats Saw God by Rob Thomas: When I heard that the Veronica Mars creator had written YA novels in the 90s, I just had to try one.
Now playing via audiobook:
Continuing onward with the Forward stories — the remaining three are:
Whee! I’m reading A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny, one chapter per day for the whole month. Apparently, this is a thing I’ve been missing out on all these years. Check out more info here. Fun so far!
And in book group news:
Our next group read, starting this week, is the novella A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows, reading two sections per week. I’ve read this story before (a couple of times) — but it’s a good one! I’m happy to be sharing the experience with the group this time around.
So many books, so little time…