Where did my weekend go? I want a do-over!
What did I read during the last week?
Meat Cute by Gail Carriger: An absolutely adorable novella that finally tells the story of Alexia and Connal’s first meeting and that unfortunate hedgehog incident that started it all! And if you have no idea what I’m talking about… well, this is a prequel story set in the world of the Parasol Protectorate, which is one of my very favorite series of all times!
The Secret Commonwealth (The Book of Dust, #2) by Philip Pullman: I had such mixed feelings about this book. My thoughts are here.
The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver: Sad but life-affirming contemporary romance. My review is here.
When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk: Moving YA novel. My review is here.
Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs: This was a re-read for me, and I loved it all over again! And now I’m 100% ready for the new Mercy book coming next month!
Pop culture — Outlander, season 5:
We’re now two episodes into season 5 of Outlander! For past seasons, I’ve posted my reaction posts right after each new episode, but somehow Sunday nights have become extra hectic lately. So… while I’ve already watched the 2nd episode, my write-up will have to wait a day or two.
Meanwhile, from last week:
Episode 501, “The Fiery Cross” (aired 2/16/2020) – check out my thoughts here.
One of these things is not like the others…
Oh, that sinking feeling when your book order arrives and you discover that one book in the series has different dimensions than the others. Why, book gods, why? Ah well, I’m still excited to have a bunch of Witcher books ready to enjoy.
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi: Considering I bought this book about two years ago, it’s about time I finally read it.
Now playing via audiobook:
The Bookshop on the Shore by Jenny Colgan: I can always count on this author to lift my spirits!
The Space Between by Diana Gabaldon: The latest in Outlander Book Club’s group read-alongs. This is yet another terrific novella set in the wider world of the Outlander series. It’s a re-read for me, and I’m enjoying it all over again.
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes: My book group’s newest classic read is now underway. We’re reading and discussing two chapters per week.
So many books, so little time…