What do you know? This happened, and I wasn’t even aware that I was close:
Reading three graphic novels in a row on Saturday pushed me over the top!
Looking ahead, Hanukkah will be here Thursday night… and while we’ll be pretty low-key this year, it’s always a favorite holiday at my house. If you didn’t see the amazing Hanukkah video I shared a few days ago, check it out here — my entire family has been watching it over and over again.
What did I read during the last week?
Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata: A strangely charming little book. Worth checking out!
Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour: Beautiful YA novel. My review is here.
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black: I finished the audiobook! This was a re-read for me, and I loved it all over again.
And here are the graphic novels that got me to my reading goal over the weekend. Lumberjanes is a cute, girl-power series about best friends having wacky adventures at a bizarre summer camp. Charming — I need the next few from the library!
Pop culture & TV:
My royal historical binge-watching continues! I watched all of The White Princess this week, and while I was pretty often annoyed, it also made an impact — there are certain historical elements that I just can’t stop thinking about. Moving on to The Spanish Princess!
On a sadder note, I watched Diana: In Her Own Words on Netflix. It’s a very moving documentary, with recordings of Diana’s interviews providing the narration. She’s such a tragic character, and this made me quite emotional all over again.
Puzzle of the week:
Cute kitty alert!
Ugh, I can never get a decent picture of my puzzles. But you get the idea… so many kitties.
I received a bookish gift – yay!
Meanwhile, I had an accumulation of gift cards and credits burning a hole in my pocket, so I treated myself (and went a little overboard):
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones: My library hold came in! I’m just getting started, but it’s grabbing my attention from page 1.
Now playing via audiobook:
The Wicked King by Holly Black: Continuing onward with my audio re-read of the Folk of the Air trilogy. I love these books!
Outlander Book Club is re-reading Outlander! We’re reading and discussing one chapter per week. This week: Chapter 26, “The Laird’s Return”.
Our current classic read is part 2 of Don Quixote. My book group is reading and discussing three chapters per week. Plugging along…
So many books, so little time…