Sunday, September 27, 2015

It's Monday...What Are You Reading? (9/28)

Welcome to another week!  I'm hoping that this one will be less hectic than last week.  Yeesh, I'm not sure how I was able to make it through to Friday in one piece.

On the upside, even with a few rainy days under our belt, Pacific Northwesterners are being led softly into fall.  Really, the weather here has been just absolutely gorgeous--we even cheered our rainy days as they were desperately needed after our dry summer.  Looking at the forecast, it seems we are in for low to mid-70s for the next 10 days which means I can get away with wearing sandals a bit longer!  Sandals?  Oh yes...if you knew my hatred for washing and then pairing up socks, you'd share my sandal love!

Anyway, I didn't get too much reading time thanks to all the running around I did this week.  

Right now, I'm reading:
The Main Book:
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
This seems to be the book that everyone is talking about and, since I've decided to take a more relaxed reading schedule, I decided to treat myself to this one.  I'm about 70% of the way through and, frankly, I'm not sure it is a treat after all.  The second half is better than the first (the first half was painful, to say the least), but the jury is still out on whether the second half is good enough to make up for the first half.

The "A Few Pages Before Bed" Book:
The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
Sadly, I made little progress on this book this past week--only because I've been so sleepy when I've finally made it to bed that I just can't keep my eyes open to read it.

The "Phone" Book:
The Wanderer by Robyn Carr
I've found that romance is a wonderful genre for phone reading--and it is a genre that I'm exploring.  I've read a number of romances that left me cold, but every once in a while I'll come across a good one.  This is my first book by Robyn Carr, but I've heard good things about her, so we'll see how it goes!

With My Daughter:
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
This is another one that fell by the wayside this week.  We were only 1 chapter in so I told my daughter we'd start all over with it.

The Audiobook:
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Yes, I finally got back to audiobooks--simply because I can finally get back to the gym on a regular basis.  I actually read and reviewed this book back in 2012 (so I won't review it again), but I'm a big Tina Fey fan and it is well worth visiting again in audio form!

Last week, I read:
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (review to be posted 9/30)
I actually plowed through this one fairly quickly, which really wasn't surprising.  The review will come out next week, so you can read my complete thoughts there, but I do have one question for those of you who have read it. I've seen this book as a book club selection in several places but, when I read it, I didn't really think it would make for a good discussion (mysteries tend not to be great discussion fodder).  If you read this book for your book club, how did it go?  I'm not talking about the quality of the book--whether or not people liked it--but whether or not it sparked a good discussion.

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