Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A Reading Life (37) and Spring Into Horror Read-a-Thon

I can't believe I haven't done one of these posts since November! Just a testament to how busy I've been with life and dealing with illness and ongoing dental issues. I'm planning on doing this posts again weekly, but I'm not going to post on a set day. It might be Monday, or Tuesday, or even on a Sunday. I'm going to live dangerously!

Currently reading:
Solomon's Bride, Rebecca Hazell
A Tale of Two Cites, Charles Dickens
Inspector of the Dead, David Morrell

A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin (I'm trying to listen. I haven't been very dedicated to listening to audio lately)

Family Reading Project (20 minutes daily, alternating titles):
Sadly, I'm having a hard time pinning the boys down to continue this with me. Teen and preteen boys are hard to pin down for reading. All they care about is video games. Hoping to get this started back up going into summer.

TuesBookTalk - We are currently reading A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens. In May, we're reading Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women by Harriet Reisen.

Lit Collective - we have just finished voting on our featured author for our August retreat and it looks like it will be Tana French! I'm so excited! I will be posting the poll to decide the books we will read by the end of this week (hopefully).

Recent Book Acquisitions:

From two library sales over the past weekend -
We Are Not Ourselves, Matthew Thomas
The Martian, Andy Weir
The Source, James A. Michener
The Wife, The Maid and the Mistress, Ariel Lawhon
Sycamore Row, John Grisham
Bliss House, Laura Benedict
The Orchardist, Amanda Coplin
The Winter People, Jennifer McMahon
Bones of the Lost, Kathy Reichs

Inspector of the Dead, David Morrell
Home Before Dark, Charles Maclean (if it arrives from Better World Books in time!)

I'm planning on participating in Dewey's Read-a-Thon on Saturday and will probably be reading Home Before Dark and if I finish it, either Dickens or The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose.

What's been going on in your Reading Life?


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  1. I haven't been by in awhile, apologies, but I do read your blogs through bloglovin each week. You have some interesting titles here. I want to check a few of them out further. Thanks for sharing. Also sorry I haven't been more involved with the Goodreads groups-- I don't do twitter anymore, I'm stubborn that way, and it seemed that no one was chatting on the Goodreads page. I will make myself put more effort in soon though. Enjoy your week.

  2. It's fun to see your A Reading Life lineup again and especially to see your haul from the library sale! :) The Source by Michener is definitely going on my TBR list. Enjoy!

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