As you read this, I’m probably on a plane! I’m traveling to the East Coast today for a two-week stay so I can visit my elderly father for the first time in a year. Fortunately, he and all the residents of his nursing home have been vaccinated, but I’ll still need to quarantine for a bit upon arrival before visiting. Basically, I’ll just be working as usual during the days, just from a new remote location!
What did I read during the last week?
The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey: Loved it. My review is here.
Emily of New Moon by L. M. Montgomery: Such a sweet, enjoyable audiobook! I’m going to hold off on writing a review until I finish the trilogy.
Calculated Risks by Seanan McGuire: The 10th book in the super-fun InCryptid series. My review is here.
Pop culture & TV:
My Queen Sugar binge continues! I’m nearing the send of season 4, which means I’m almost caught up! Excellent, excellent show.
On a sillier note, my son convinced me to watch The Gentlemen with him, and I have to admit — much to my surprise — I enjoyed it. Really violent and inappropriate in so many ways, but we still had fun.
Puzzle of the week:
Challenging but fun… except ARGH — there was a piece missing at the end!
Hurray for an advanced copy of this book:
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
Bouncing between two very different books at the moment:
The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan: I’m just starting, but since I loved the author’s previous two novels (The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir and The Spies of Shilling Lane), I have very high hopes that I’ll love this one too!
An Offer From a Gentleman by Julia Quinn: I couldn’t resist starting yet another Bridgertons book (#3) — perfect airplane reading!
Now playing via audiobook:
Emily Climbs by L. M. Montgomery: The 2nd book in the Emily Starr trilogy. Very sweet!
- Outlander Book Club is re-reading Outlander! We’re reading and discussing one chapter per week. This week: Chapter 37, “Escape”.
- Our current classic read is part 2 of Don Quixote. Continuing onward, 3 chapters per week. We’ll be done in May, so it’s starting to feel like the end is in sight.
So many books, so little time…