It’s the little things in life that warm a book-lovers heart. On Saturday, I took a whole bunch of books to the library donation center, then headed over to my very favorite bookstore in the city (Borderlands!), where I treated myself to one new book and drooled over half a zillion others, then stopped off at the library on my way home to pick up the books on my hold shelf. So many books to gaze at and admire and adopt!
What did I read during the last week?
The Library Book by Susan Orlean: Fascinating non-fiction. My review is here.
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne: Contemporary romance, borrowed on a whim. My review is here.
Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren: I just discovered this author duo’s books a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve just finished my 3rd book by her (them). So much for me not being a romance reader — clearly, I seem to have a sudden weakness for contemporary romance. I’ll share a review post later this week.
I’m writing reaction posts for each episode of season 4:
NEW: Episode 407, “Down the Rabbit Hole” (aired 12/16/2018) – my reaction post for last night’s episode is here.
I did a major bookshelf purge, and took all these books to the library donation center:
But then counter-balanced my sense of virtue by buying a few more new and used books:
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
Fire & Blood by George R. R. Martin: With two weeks left in December and my 2018 Goodreads challenge already complete, this seems like a good time to take a deep breath and dive into this massive tome. Wish me luck!
Now playing via audiobook:
A tough choice! I’m in-between audiobooks right now, but next up will either be:
- An audiobook re-read of Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire, since the next Wayward Children book comes out in January; or…
- Zero G by Dan Wells, an Audible Original that was a free selection for December
Book group reads — two approaching the end, and one just for Christmas!
- Classic read: Middlemarch by George Eliot — we’ll be done in January.
- The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon — Last chapters this coming week!
- The Night Before Christmas by Nikolai Gogol — our group read for December
So many books, so little time…