Monday, April 1, 2013

A Reading Life--It's a new month...where does the time go?


This feature was inspired by It's Monday! What are you reading? hosted by Sheila at Book Journey and also by The Sunday Salon.

Listening To:  The Stand...still. In fact, I'm only on disc 2. Now that the kids are back in school and I'm doing more driving, I should be able to get through it faster. However, I'm not so sure how I feel about the narrator of the book, Grover Gardner. His voice is a little grating, or maybe it's just me.  

Book finished: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro and Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons. I have not reviewed either yet. Mini-reviews will probably be utilized.

Reading: Crime and Punishment by Feodor Dostoyevsky, Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, Flesh by Khanh Ha, The Arrow Chest by Robert Parry and I simply must pick up The Waste Lands again.

Coming Up:  Wildish by Robert Parry, Silk Road by Colin Falconer, Night Demon by Lisa Kessler

Watching:  I took the boys to see Wreck It Ralph on Friday at the discount theater. What a cute movie! It really was a good one. Mom and I saw The Host on Saturday and I liked it too. It was fairly close to the book and I think they did a great job with it. On TV, what an epic Sunday it was! The Walking Dead season finale (sob) and the start of season three of Game of Thrones. Now that was definitely worth waiting for! I had just rewatched season two so I was way ready. The finale of the mini-series The Bible was probably the best of the series. Jesus's trial and crucifixion always gets me, especially when he speaks to his mother as he's making that horrible journey to be executed. Heart wrenching and for a mother, even more so. Vikings continues to impress. I recorded Red Widow and Mr. Selfridge (on PBS) and will catch the encore of Call the Midwife tonight. Oh, and we mustn't forget Doctor Who and Orphan Black on Saturday. I'm getting ready to watch Bates Motel in a few. Revolution is on right now and I'm not sure how I'm feeling about it. I want to love it because Billy Burke is in it, but...I'll give it a few more watches to decide.

Making:  We made Easter cookies with some cute cookie cutters mom bought last year on clearance. The boys enjoyed it. It kind of took the place of coloring eggs. They're starting to outgrow some things now. Easter has never been a favorite holiday so not sure if I'm that upset about it, to be honest.

Grateful for: School being back in session. I like the kids to have a break, but now it's time for mine again. LOL!

Looking forward to:  My Spring into Horror Read-a-Thon coming the week of April 22 - 28. If you want to sign up, you can do so HERE. I hope you will. =O)

Picture(s):  Happiness is...a friend downsizing their home library and sharing the wealth. Thank you, Arleigh (Historical-Fiction.com)! See the details of what she sent me in Mailbox Monday below.


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Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia and is being hosted by MariReads this month. (You can click the book covers in the BookBox to read book descriptions on Amazon)

BookBox: embed book widget, share book list

WON:
The Tale of Raw Head & Bloody Bones by Jack Wolf...from Arleigh @ Historical-Fiction.com

FOR REVIEW/BOOK TOURS:
from HFVBT--book tours--
Roses Have Thorns by Sandra Byrd
The Queen's Rival by Brandy Purdy

BOX OF BOOKS FROM ARLEIGH:
Race of Scorpions by Dorothy Dunnett
The Disorderly Knights by Dorothy Dunnett
The Dorothy Dunnett Companion--Elspeth Morrison
Immortal by Traci L. Slatton
The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan
Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
The Physician by Noah Gordon
The Spiritualist by Megan Chance
Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors
The Huntress by Susan Carroll

DOLLAR TREE:
Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco
Frostbitten by Kelley Armstrong

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