Well, that’s one week of sheltering in place! Who knows how many more to go… I hope everyone is staying safe and cozy and healthy at home, with lots and lots of books to keep you company.
What did I read during the last week?
Hearts of Oak by Eddie Robson: Loved it! So weird and amazing. My review is here.
Becoming by Michelle Obama: Incredibly powerful and inspiring. My review is here.
Smoke Bitten (Mercy Thompson, #12) by Patricia Briggs: I love this series, and this new book was exactly what I needed this week! My review is here.
Read but not reviewed:
Nevertheless, She Persisted: This e-book freebie is a collection of flash fiction by some amazing writers, all starting with those famously awful words: She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted. Definitely worth checking out!
Alone With the Stars by David R. Gillham: This Audible original was free last month, and I’m glad I gave it a try! This brief story (under 3 hours) cuts back and forth between Amelia Earhart on her final flight and a teen-aged girl in Florida who picks up her distress signals. It’s moving and nicely narrated — and made me want to find more to read about Amelia Earhart.
Pop culture — Outlander, season 5:
Here’s my latest Outlander reaction post:
Episode 506, “Better To Marry Than Burn” (3/2/2020) – here
Other TV watching:
My son and I watched Jumanji: The Next Level, and you know what? It’s a perfect diversion for these crazy days. We laughed. A lot.
A Quiet Place was so creepy! I’m glad we watched during the day while the sun was shining.
And…. I watched To All The Boys – PS I Still Love You. It was cute, but considering how much I loved the first movie, this one was just okay.
Thanks, Orbit, for sending me this:
Can’t wait to get started!
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune: Really fun so far. And another book with a terrific cover!
Now playing via audiobook:
Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert: Sometimes, light and sweet is exactly what’s needed. Even though it’s a little more explicit than I tend to prefer in my romance stories.
The Space Between by Diana Gabaldon: The latest in Outlander Book Club’s group read-alongs. A very fun re-read.
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…