It's Monday! First things first . . . the mail. I thought I'd gotten away with a really light mail week and then Huzzybuns fetched the mail on Saturday and I wanted to slink behind the wall when he came in with two thick parcels. Fortunately, I made up for getting a nice stack by sending two full bags of books out the door for donation and mailing out a few more. That's some colorful mail I got, last week, isn't it?
Recent Arrivals (top to bottom):
- No One Writes to the Colonel and other stories by Gabriel Garcia Marquez - via Paperback Swap (recommended by a friend in Sweden)
- The Future for Curious People by Gregory Sherl - from Algonquin for review
- Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth - from St. Martin's Press for review. I actually squealed when I got this one. It's been on my wish list for ages.
- California by Edan Lepucki - from a friend via a Canadian blogger with whom I'm not acquainted (this one's traveling and has one more stop after I read it)
- Victus by Albert Sánchez Piñol - from Harper for review
- The Bully of Order by Brian Hart - from Harper for review
- The Floor of Heaven by Howard Blum - via Paperback Swap
Last week's posts:
- World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters or Today the World Ends and You're Going to Love It (review)
- Twofers: The Scatter Here is Too Great by Bilal Tanweer and In the Sea There Are Crocodiles by Fabio Geda (two reviews)
- Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi (review)
- Nick and Tesla's Secret Agent Gadget Battle by Pfugfelder and Hockensmith (review)
- Fiona Friday - When you lose your paw-warmer (cat pics)
Last week's reads:
- The Paramedics by James O. Page
- Goodnight June by Sarah Jio
- Atlas: Poems by Katrina Vandenberg
- Sextant by David Barrie (non-fiction)
- The Transcriptionist by Amy Rowland
Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer - I decided to give up on Annihilation because every time I picked it up I fell asleep. And, it's due back to the library soon. I may try it another time but it definitely was not the right book for the moment. I also read just a few pages of Citadel by Kate Mosse before deciding I'll return to it later, as well.
I wanted to restart Dr. Who from the beginning but Husband was not interested so we randomly flipped channels and then I began watching the Christopher Eccleston season when the spouse wasn't around. I've watched 5 episodes, so far, and I'm enjoying myself. I just squeeze in an episode or two whenever I'm on my own and not in the mood to read. So far, so good. I'm looking forward to Captain Jack's appearance and this time I've noticed at least 3 of the Torchwood team made an appearance in this first season of Dr. Who, not just Captain Jack but two of the women, as well. Interesting what you notice on repeat viewings.
That's all for now. Happy Monday!
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