Like the Talking Heads put it — this week was…
Another week of working from home, attending Zoom meetings… sleep, wake, repeat!
What did I read during the last week?
Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson: Romance and family ties at a Harlem knitting store. My review is here.
Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev: A Jane Austen retelling involving a celebrity cooking show (and lots of family baggage). My review is here.
Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor: I finally finished this book! My review is here.
And lastly — I think it’s time for me to admit that I need to hit pause on my book group’s classic read.
I’m now 7 or 8 chapters behind, and I don’t see myself having the time or attention span needed to even attempt to catch up any time soon. I’m not giving up entirely, because I do really want to read Don Quixote… eventually. It’s just not happening for me right now, unfortunately.
Pop culture & TV:
I’m still loving Jane the Virgin! I was going to take a break after season 2 — but then it ended on a cliffhanger, so I just couldn’t! I’m now halfway through season 3, and let’s face it, there’s no way I’m going to stop until I’ve binged the entire show.
No new books this week! Unless you count all the Kindle deals I took advantage of? Sure, why not? Here are the new Kindle titles I’ve added to my library this week:
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins: I’m almost halfway through, and despite some uneasiness at the beginning, I’m now very absorbed by the story. Can’t wait to see how it all works out.
Now playing via audiobook:
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens: My book group book for June — trying to get a head-start.
Laughter at the Academy by Seanan McGuire: I’m sticking with my plan to read a few stories per week until I get through this whole collection. I only read two more this past week, but one was a really creepy story about AI dolls taking over the world. I don’t think I’ll ever sleep easily in a house with dolls in it again. Eeeeeeek.
So many books, so little time…