Monday, November 17, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (11/17)

I've made it halfway through NaBloPoMo successfully....I still have a few gaps in my schedule to fill, so it is still up in the air if I can finish the month out.


This past week was a crazy one for me, so I didn't get as much reading done.  Also, my husband took my daughter to school several days this past week, so I didn't make much progress on the listening.

Luckily, this coming week looks like I'll have more reading time available.  The fun thing is it is book club week (making weird Oprah noises as I say that).  Hmm, it is strange that I bring Oprah up while talking about my book club this month because, well, she's on my naughty (or at least annoying) list. You see, our book this month is Cheryl Strayed's Wild.  As I've said, this one was a re-read for me.  The first time I read it, I had gotten it out of the library.  When we decided to do it in our book club, I decided to get the Kindle edition.

Well, I apparently got the "Oprah" edition of the book.  So, there would be these underlined passages in this book that if you clicked on them, or even near them, you'd be taken to "Oprah's thoughts."  Well, a lot of these passages are multiple paragraphs long and it was very tricky to scroll to the next page without unwittingly clicking on the Oprah section.  So, I couldn't care less what Oprah has to think, so that was pretty annoying.  Worse, though, was that when you clicked back to the book, it took you to an entirely different page!  Ugh!  Oprah....grrr!

Okay, enough about that...

Last week, I finished reading..
He Walks Among Us by Richard and Renee Stearns.  (This one was for my church book group and I won't be reviewing it.  It was good though...and it convinced me that we should be sponsoring a second child through World Vision!)

Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (This book is the one where my daughter started losing interest--not really in Laura, but she just couldn't relate to it anymore.)

Right now, I'm reading....
Curiosity Thrilled the Cat by Sofie Kelly.  Cozy mysteries are my "treat" books.  I love them, but I can't really concentrate on them if I'm feeling stressed or pressed for time).

The Magician's Lie by Greer MacAllister

Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm by Philip Pullman (I'm going to be reading this one for quite some time...I'm reading one story a night!)

How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell.  (Starting this one with my daughter tonight!)

I'm also listening to....

Still working on last week's audio books, but I'll be starting this one this morning at the gym:


I'll probably only be able to listen to this one when I'm at the gym, so I'm seeing a lot of workouts in my future!



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