Monday, August 19, 2013

Monday Malarkey - The Usual Jazz

I can't find myself coming or going, this week, so I'll keep this as short as possible.  


The Fairest of Them All by Carolyn Turgeon - from Simon & Schuster for review
The Butterfly Sister by Amy Gail Hansen - from HarperCollins for review
Faith by Jennifer Haigh - from Paperback Swap


I read Novel Ideas by K. B. Dixon, The Fairest of Them All by Carolyn Turgeon, The Butterfly Sister by Amy Gail Hansen, and The Widows of Braxton County by Jess McConkey, this past week. I haven't decided what to read, next.  In between books, I keep feeling like, "Blah.  I don't want to read at all."  So, I've had to just go with whatever grabs me and holds on hard and, surprisingly, the end result was a normal reading week.  I did pick up The Girls of the Atomic City, one last time, and decided to relegate it to the DNF pile.

Reviews since last Monday's Malarkey:

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
The Widows of Braxton County by Jess McConkey
The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters
Good Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum
Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat

Cat antics:

Wow, what a rough week our little foster kitty had.  River fell in a full bathtub, last week, and today she got her tail tangled up in the kitchen window blind cords and then jumped off the windowsill and ended up hanging by her tail, flailing wildly and screaming bloody murder.  Fortunately, the bath experience just gave her a shinier coat and I was nearby when she jumped off the windowsill, so I was able to quickly grab her, lift her to remove the pressure from her tail, and give her some cuddling with a little soft talk for comfort.  Kiddo came out of his room to see what was going on and unwrapped the cord from her tail.  She's fine but she did retreat for about 20 or 30 minutes to recover, after she'd calmed enough that I felt comfortable putting her down on the floor.

River still has to be put in her own room at night; Isabel occasionally still goes after her with a vengeance and River holds her own but we don't want them fighting all night.  The cats all seem happier that way. River happily trots along to her room at night.  She is comfortable with the routine, although she's really a people-loving cat and would no doubt prefer to hang out with us.


Streaming Dr. Who from the beginning of the newer series (2005 - Christopher Eccleston).  I've watched 5 episodes.  I haven't heard a Northern British accent in such a long time that I really need captions to understand Eccleston but I'm slowly becoming accustomed to the accent.

I took the photo, above, in London.  Still no new hard drive, due to the tight budget.  Hopefully, soon.  I have some cute photos of the kitties that I'm unable to load.

Wishing all who drop by a happy week and thanks to those of you who have taken the time to comment or drop by.  I appreciate you!

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  1. I still need to catch up on some of your reviews. Look at all those books you've been reading! Have a great week!

    1. I was on a bit of a roll, review-wise, for a couple days. Can you tell, Iliana? :) Thanks for the good wishes! Hope you have a terrific week, too!

  2. Poor River! Even when you feel blah abt reading, you read a ton. Happy mid-August to you

    1. She's having a better day, so far, thank goodness. After yesterday's tail-hanging, I couldn't fathom leaving the house till without checking for potential entanglements.

      Funny how I feel blah about reading but I'm having a normal month, anyway! It just means I'm not touching anything even remotely questionable. If it doesn't grab me, back on the pile it goes.

      Thanks! Fall is coming. Yippee!

    2. And, right back at ya. :)


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