Monday, October 5, 2015

It's Monday...What Are You Reading? (10/5)

Another week, another post!  I have to admit, I kind of feel like a hamster in a wheel at the moment...I just keep going from one thing to the next without stopping to catch my breath.  My son's birthday is Tuesday and I have yet to wrap any of his gifts (and, by that, I mean have my husband wrap them).

However, there is some light at the end of the tunnel....both of my kids have a number of days off from school this month due to parent/teacher conferences and a teaching convention.  Seriously...they have a Halloween Break coming up.  Well, they think that is what it is.  There is a teaching convention for both my daughter's school and my son's preschool the Wednesday through Friday before Halloween--but they think it is all for Halloween!

I got a fair amount of reading done this week...it is amazing how much I can get done while waiting here and there for the kiddos!


Right Now, I'm Reading:
The Main Book:
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
I'm not someone who is scared by books.  I can't watch horror movies or go through haunted houses without peeing my pants, but books just don't frighten me.  In fact, I'm only ever been scared of 2 books: Salem's Lot by Stephen King (the first, last, and only horror novel by King that I've read) and The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.  I may be adding a third to that list. Obviously, Still Alice is not a horror novel and probably shouldn't even be mentioned with those other 2 books, but this book is quite frightening for completely different reasons.  It probably isn't a book to read if you suffer from even the faintest cast of hypochondria.

The "Phone" Book:
These are the Moments by Jenny Bravo
I'll admit that I'm kind of a book snob (shocker, I know) and I tend to stay away from self-published works  However, I decided to delve a bit into that world because, well, it is there and it is growing.  I hunted around for a book that looked promising and came upon this one. I'm about 20% of the way through it now, so I won't say much at the moment....stay tuned!

With My Daughter:
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
We are now on chapter 2! Woo-hoo!

The "A Few Pages Before Bed" Book:
The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
I've got to be honest...at the rate I'm going, I doubt I'll have this finished in time for book club (sorry, Susan!)








Last Week, I Read (or listened to...):
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff (review to be posted 10/7)
Finished it...finally.  Sigh....

The Wanderer by Robyn Carr (review to be posted 10/14)
In the past, I haven't reviewed romance novels, but I've decided to start doing so.  This was an interesting one for a couple of reasons, but you'll have to wait to find out those reasons.

Bossypants by Tina Fey (Audiobook)
I actually read and reviewed this a few years ago, so I won't be doing it again for the audiobook.  I will say, though, that it is definitely worth a listen.

Forever by Judy Blume (review to be posted 10/21)
I thought I should read something for banned book week and landed on this title, which I still can't believe I hadn't read before....I thought I had read everything by Judy Blume!


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