We had a pretty goofy family Zoom this week — the first one we’ve managed to pull off. It was fun and silly, and just so nice to see everyone’s faces, even from far away.
What did I read during the last week?
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix: Loved it. My review is here.
The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison: I’m in love with this book! Why didn’t I read it years ago? My review is here.
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor: Really enjoyed this audiobook, and can’t wait to listen to #2! My review is here.
Four Days of You and Me by Miranda Kenneally: Wonderful YA. My review is here.
I also had one DNF this week:
Siri, Who Am I? by Sam Tschida: DNF’d at 20%. It was just so dumb. I couldn’t take it a second more.
Pop culture — Outlander, season 5:
Season 5 of Outlander is getting close to the end!
Outlander, episode 510, “Mercy Shall Follow Me” — my reaction post is here.
Only two episodes left this season!
Other TV watching:
I finished Sex Education. Loved it — bring on season 3!
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
I started reading Of Literature & Lattes by Katherine Reay, and then realized that it’s the follow-up to her previous book, The Printed Letter Bookshop, which I haven’t read. So… I’m detouring back to the first one, before I return to the second!
Now playing via audiobook:
Educated by Tara Westover: Okay, so I’m only about two years behind everyone else! I’m glad to finally be experiencing this powerful memoir. I’m about halfway through the audiobook — it’s great.
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes: My book group is reading two chapters per week. I’m still about six chapters behind… but slowly, slowly making an effort to catch up.
Past Prologue by Diana Gabaldon and Steve Berry: Also in book group, we’re doing a group read of this short story featuring the King of Men (Jamie Fraser).
So many books, so little time…