- The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje - via Paperback Swap
Yep, only one book arrived, again. I would say I may finally be improving but I happen to know that a book I pre-ordered is due to arrive, tomorrow. And, I may have said "yes" to reviewing a few more children's books. Confession: I adore children's books. They're the reading equivalent of adult coloring or playing with Lego blocks when there are no children around.
Posts since last Malarkey:
- On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt (review)
- The Flying Circus by Susan Crandall (review)
- This Old Van by K. Norman and C. Conahan and a Fiona Friday pic (review and cat photo)
Books finished since last malarkey:
- The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray by Robert Schnackenberg
- Tenth of December by George Saunders
Both of these books were such fun. I have to return Tenth of December to the library, this week, and it's one of those rare books that inspired me (as in, made stories of my own swirl in my head) so it pains me to return the book but I can always check it out again, later.
- Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
I have bookmarks in other books but need to finish Salvage the Bones by Wednesday for F2F discussion, so for the moment that's all I'm reading.
In other news:
The chair I used to photograph The Cat's Table, above, is the chair I bought specifically to paint but it's been far too hot to do anything outdoors; and, as it turned out, Isabel loves my desk chair. I hate kicking her out of the chair when she's happily napping. So, I turned the old desk chair over to the cat and brought the elderly chair I intend to paint into the library (where my computer currently resides). The older chair is a little creaky but I figure we've made a decent compromise, for now. In fact, I'm rethinking my original paint palette. If I'm going to end up using the chair I plan to paint, I might as well paint it to coordinate with the library colors, right? Thanks, Izzy. Very helpful.
I may be having a major reading slump, this year, but there's always a plus side. I'm not falling behind on reviews at the rate I typically do. So, wahoo for that!!!
Also, I hear fall is coming, yay! Kiddo is no longer in school but Eldest has one more year to go at Rutgers (on his second and third masters degrees) and then we may actually have a brief lull during which there are no students in the family. It won't last, I'm sure. This family seems to be addicted to college education.
Gotta run. Happy Monday to all!
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