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: Only six more discs to go of The Stand. What a great book! Next up is (hopefully--if I have enough blank discs to burn it off Downpour) The Tudor Secret by C.W. Gortner. I'm hoping I can finish it before school lets out on the 24th because I really only listen to audio in the car.
Book finished (since 4/15):
Lifetime of Achievement by Jordan Maylea Ramirez (REVIEW)
The Chalice by Nancy Bilyeau (REVIEW)
Blood Between Queens by Barbara Kyle (REVIEW)
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (not reviewed yet)
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (not reviewed yet)
Night Demon by Lisa Kessler (REVIEW)
The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty (not reviewed yet)
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (Classics Club read-a-long HERE on this blog)
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe (for TuesBookTalk)
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle (read-a-long at Unputdownables)
The Arrow Chest by Robert Parry
The Waste Lands by Stephen King
Silk Road by Colin Falconer
Wildish by Robert Parry
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (for Towel Day on May 25)
Watching: Whether you like Tom Cruise or not, Oblivion is definitely a must see. I loved it! On TV, the new show on Sundance Channel, Rectify. It's a terrific show. Still loving Bates Motel, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who...really too many to list. Another stand out on BBC America is Orphan Black. Oh, and The Borgias and DaVinci's Demons, of course. Is anyone else looking forward to Dexter and True Blood. I know I am!
Making: I'm doing most of my cooking in the crock pot now. Since it's starting to get warmer outside (and mom won't turn the air on until it gets really sweltering) it's much too hot to run the oven. I made a lasagna recipe in it the other day and it was really good. I'm going to try cooking my Mexican Meatloaf in it and see how that turns out.
Grateful for: my job! I was so lucky, after years of looking, to find a legitimate work from home job as a virtual assistant. I just got my first client and I know now things are going to look up for me and my boys.
Looking forward to: Mother's Day. This will be my first one out of my marriage and at least now I know it won't be ruined like it was almost every year. Looking forward to spending it with my boys.
Picture(s): Dickens kitty...gotta love it!
Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia and is being hosted by 4 the Love of Books this month. (You can click the book covers in the BookBox to read book descriptions on Amazon)
FOR REVIEW/BOOK TOURS:
from HFVBT--book tours--
The Secret History: A Novel of the Empress Theodora by Stephanie Thornton
Royal Mistress by Anne Easter Smith
Last Days by Brian Evenson...from Fantasy Literature
The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge
Byron: Complete Poetical Works
Devil Water by Anya Seton
Five Complete Novels Of Murder And Detection - Peril At End House; Murder At Hazelmoor; Easy To Kill; Ten Little Indians; Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie