Monday, February 1, 2016

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? - February 1, 2016

Happy February everyone!  Guess what...Spring starts in 6 weeks (forget about that old groundhog and trust your calendar!).  I'm a person who loves winter until January 2nd, so this is good news.  However, springs in the Pacific Northwest can be, well, not much different than I'm not sure it makes a difference.

February is a busy month over here.  My daughter's birthday is the 13th and her birthday party is the 20th and, if you know any 7 year olds you know that is a BIG DEAL!  Plus, the second phase of Girl Scout cookies sales (the booths!) starts this month.  So, if these posts start looking the same week after week, you'll know why!

Right Now, I'm Reading:
The Ramblers by Aidan Donnelley Rowley
Still working on this one.  It's not a slow's just that I've been staying up later than usual and I usually read this one in bed...which I haven't since I've been staying up too late.  Sigh!  I need to go to bed sooner!

A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-Fiction by Terry Pratchett
This is actually the March selection for my book club.  Normally, I try not to read too far ahead, but the nature of this book--collected essays--lends itself to reading in small doses over a longer period.  So, I'm reading an essay or two a day, which hopefully means I'll finish it right before our book club meets.

The Virgin's Spy by Laura Andersen
I'll admit it...I'm apprehensive about this one.  I like the original trilogy--except this is now the 5th book in the trilogy.  Already in the 4th book (of the trilogy), I started to get the feeling that it was being stretched too long, so we'll see how this one goes. (Also, on a more petty note, I really hate this cover).

Again, no change in my audiobooks, so I'll skip listing them here.

Last week, I read:
Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley (review June 16, 2016)
I've got to be honest...this was a book that I had to read from start to finish AND THEN decide what I thought of it.  It's definitely a thought-provoking and unique book and one I'm sure we'll be hearing a lot about when it is released in June.

30 Days (30 Days #1) by Christine d'Abo (review March 10, 2016)
Well, this one was about reading outside my comfort zone!  I actually wasn't going to review it and then I thought, "Why the heck not?"  So, stay tuned...

The Lighthouse Road by Peter Geye (review March 15, 2016)
I have hundreds of unread books on my kindle so--and this will tell you how much of a geek I am--I put them all in a spreadsheet (along with my unread print books) and numbered them.  Then, when I want something to read, I use and whatever number pops up, that's what I read (although sometimes I have to run a couple times to get either an eBook or Print book, depending on what I need).  Anyway, this was the first book I've read because of that--which was great, becauxe this book probably would have just languished on my eReader for all eternity!

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