Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A Reading Life (29)

Look...two weeks in a row! My, didn't that weekend go by fast!

Listening To: The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian...pretty good, except the narrator's voice is somewhat annoying.

Books finished:
The Boleyn Bride, Brandy Purdy

The Grip of God, Rebecca Hazell
Outlander, Diana Gabaldon (TuesBookTalk)
Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides (Read-a-long at Unputdownables)
The Gendarme, Mark Mustian

Coming Up:  
Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak 
Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys--My Classics Club Spin selection
The Light Between Oceans, M.L. Stedman
Queen Elizabeth's Daughter, Anne Clinard Barnhill

Watching: The True Detective finale was quite exciting. I heard from my friend that it's going to be kind of like American Horror Story, a different story line each season so McConnaughey and Harrelson won't be back. Kind of bummed, but also excited to see who they get for the next season. I recorded last night's Once Upon a Time return and the new shows, Resurrection and Believe, but haven't watched them yet. More on them next week. Was glad that one of my favorite shows is back on Mondays...Bones!

Making: I had a couple of misses last week. I mean, they were okay (Chicken Stuffing Casserole and Grandma's Salisbury Steak Casserole), but the consensus around the table was no repeats. haha! Can't win 'em all!

Grateful for: my boys. There really isn't anything in my life that brings me more joy than my two sons.

Looking forward to: my boys' spring break in a week which means no daily driving for me for two weeks. Woot!

Books I received or purchased: 

For review
The Author Training Manual, Nina Amir

Library Sale:
Forever, Maggie Stiefvater
Mary: Mrs A. Lincoln, Janis Cooke Newman
Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson
The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie
The Probable Future, Alice Hoffman
A Series of Unfortunate Events--The Hostile Hospital, Lemony Snicket
A Series of Unfortunate Events--The Grim Grotto, Lemony Snicket
A Series of Unfortunate Events--The End, Lemony Snicket
What's going on in your reading life? 


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  1. I miss listening to audio books but with one little boy chatterbox home with me all day, I don't have as much time to listen. You've been getting some good reading done. Outlander and the Light Between Oceans are on my TBR. I just posted my review of First Darling of the Morning by Thrity Umrigar (her memoir) and am reading Harry potter and the goblet of fire for my IRL book club with moms and kids.

  2. I finished Outlander in time to join you guys on Tuesday and then I was sick and crashed in the recliner all night! So bummed to work so hard to get caught up and then miss all but two nights.

  3. Yay for breaks! They have canceled break here altogether because they have closed so much for ice/snow. Sucks to be them, I tell ya. I can't wait to see what you have to say on The Grip of God! You have some serious reading under way!

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