Sunday, March 8, 2015

It's Monday...What Are You Reading? (3/9)

Spring is in the air!  Well, at least here in Oregon.  I actually had to bring the shorts out of the bottom drawer.  I have a feeling this maybe a warning that we're in for a long, hot, dry summer, but we'll have to wait and see how that all turns out.  Right now, I'm just enjoying our beautiful (almost) spring.


Last week on the blog, I posted:
Saturday, March 7: Saturday Snapshot

Right now, I'm reading:
Mademoiselle Chanel by C. W. Gortner
I'm hoping to have this one finished in the next day or two.  I'm really enjoying it, but I just haven't had the time I'd like to sit down and read it!  

Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty
This is my current "phone" book.  Yep, I've given up my resistance to reading books on my phone.  For a while, I tried to remember to stick my kindle in my purse, but it didn't fit quite right and it just made things complicated  So, we're onto the phone.  I pretty much stick to the lighter reads and this book fits that bill!

Horoscopes for the Dead by Billy Collins
I'm purposely going slow with this one.  Poetry is a bit challenging for me anyway and I feel like I really have to force myself to go at a certain pace so that I don't start just skimming things.  

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
We haven't made as much progress with this title this week as I had hoped--we were just busy this week.  And, well, I'm just trying to put off the inevitable sob-fest....







Right Now, I'm listening to:
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
I was trying to find a time to read this one for months before I decided to go audio on it.  I just started it (on International Women's Day) so we'll see how it goes.  It may be that this doesn't work in audio format for me, but I do want to finish it in some form--even if I have to go back to print for it.







Last week, I finished reading:
One Night in Paris by Juliette Sobanet
This one was a short novella (in print, it is only 65 pages) and that was probably a good thing--I don't think I could have made it more than 65 pages anyway. It wasn't badly written, just far too light for me.  I do have some of Sobanet's full-length novels in my Kindle black hole, so I will be giving her another try before I write her off.  There just wasn't enough there for me to review.





Last week, I finished listening to:
Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan
I especially like Jim Gaffigan's audiobooks.  For one thing, I can listen to them when my kids are in the car.  I wouldn't say he's squeaky clean, but there isn't much to worry me about what he says.  Because of this, I'm able to get through his audiobooks fairly quickly.  I also listened to quite a bit of this at the gym, which is--well--kind of wrong, but oh well.  I've decided not to review this one, simply because my kids can sometimes be noisy in the car so there were segments that I just couldn't hear over my kids yelling at each other.

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