Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A Reading Life (42) - Read-a-Thon wrap-up and more

So, yesterday ended my Spring into Horror Read-a-Thon. I'm happy to say that I was able to complete two books! I read...

I also participated in Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon on Saturday (for about 10-11 hours). I actually managed to stay up all night, but only read half of The Troop. My wrap-up post is here.

What I'm reading now...
Finishing up The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte by Syrie James
Continuing with Roots and Akhenaten by Naguib Mahfouz
Coming up next...Children of Darkness by Jonathan Janz, The Great Mortality by John Kelly

What I've been watching...
Mom and I took my boys to see The Jungle Book on Saturday. They are 13 and 14 years old and I was so thrilled that they wanted to see it. They loved it. The Jungle Book is Gabe's (my older son) favorite since he was little. I'm hoping I can get him to read the book this summer. Mom and I loved the movie too. It was visually stunning, exciting, scary in parts...just an all around great film. I highly recommend it. 

Two of my favorites characters...

Raksha voiced by Lupita Nyong'o

Bagheera voiced by Ben Kingsley

Game of Thrones! I was SO excited for the new season. A lot of revelations in this first episode. Don't ask me what, or who, this is...I'm not telling (If you saw it, you'll know). I don't do spoilers. lol

Honestly, I love the Game of Thrones show so much, and the A Song of Ice and Fire series, that I'm seriously thinking about starting book 3, A Storm of Swords, just because I know I'll have to read it slowly (due to other reading obligations) and so will prolong my Game of Thrones euphoria after the season ends. I think I might be addicted. ;-)

I've been watching Doctor Foster: A Woman Scorned on Lifetime. It's a three part "mini-series" that originally aired in the UK and it is EXCELLENT (like most British offerings, I've found). I'm finishing Part 3 tonight (as I type, actually) and can't wait to see how it ends. Her husband is such an ass.

Recent book acquisitions...

For review (next month) from Henry Holt & Company

Worlds Elsewhere: Journeys Around Shakespeare's Globe, Andrew Dickson 
(Don't miss the giveaway!)

from Dollar Tree
  • The Good Inn: an Illustrated Screen Story of Historical Fiction, Black Francis and Josh Frank (co-written by the Pixies front man...one of my favorite bands!)
  • Gameboard of the Gods, Richelle Mead

What's going on in your Reading Life?



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  1. I just ordered the 4th book in Game of Thrones from paperback swap. I am watching the show too. My hubby has read all the books and says now they have passed what he knows. So we both have no idea what to happen next. :)

  2. I have never seen Gme of Thrones (I know!) but I have seen Dr. foster and loved it. I would love to have time to read for 10 hours straight.

  3. My goodness you have been busy. Planning to read the first Game Of Thrones book as part of a challenge. I really must get around to watching the series. Only available here on Sky we've been lucky enough to discover a friend has the box sets so we plan (fingers crossed) to binge watch them come Mr T's month off work.

  4. I want you to review Troop so I know if I should get it or jit.

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