Monday, April 25, 2016

Monday Malarkey

Recent arrivals (top to bottom):

  • The Secrets of Flight by Maggie Leffler - from HarperCollins for review
  • Mr. Mac and Me by Esther Freud - purchased
  • Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War by Various Authors - from HarperCollins for review
  • How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu - purchased
  • All of Us and Everything by Bridget Asher, and
  • Feather Brained by Bob Tarte - both from the authors for review (Note: I do not accept books directly from authors unless I know them personally or am already familiar with or a fan of their work)

Books finished since last malarkey:

  • Euphoria by Lily King
  • The Ones Who Matter Most by Rachael Herron

This was a fabulous week. I absolutely loved both of the books I finished. Unfortunately, unless I decide to spend plenty of time hanging out at Starbucks, I may not be able to review them for a while. Our Internet service has gone kaput. More on that in a sec.

Currently reading: 

  • Aim True by Kathryn Budig - 2/3 of the way through this combination memoir, exercise (yoga) and cookbook; and, I'll try some of the recipes when I finish (I am reading all of them, first, and marking those that I'm most eager to try)
  • 1914 and Other Poems by Rupert Brooke (finally, I have gotten around to the poetry for National Poetry Month!)
  • One Step Too Far by Tina Seskis

Recent posts:

In Other News:

As mentioned above, I'm posting from my local Starbucks (I have a local Starbucks! This was not the case before we moved, a few years ago; it's still exciting!) because our Internet has gone down. It's coming on for an hour or so, sporadically, but I can never predict when that will happen. A new fiber network is coming to our neighborhood and installation is progressing very nicely but we're guessing that we still have another two months to wait before they do all of the final connections. So . . . I'm anticipating fewer posts -- a lot fewer posts. That's primarily because neither of us wants to call our current server to complain because they'll try to sell us an upgrade we don't want. We may actually go ahead and cancel the service, which will mean Starbucks-only posting for a minimum of 8 weeks. I'll keep you posted on that. I just can't say what's going to happen, at this point.

Since I moderate comments, it may take some time for a comment and reply to show up, as well. Apologies in advance for the anticipated delays.

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  1. I really loved Euphoria, too. Do you know if it got the attention it deserves???

    1. Looks like it, just judging from the list of awards at her website. It also says, "A feature film is underway."

  2. I wanted to read How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe but it fell off my radar. I must remedy that!

    1. Yes, you must. I'm excited to finally have a copy. It's been on my wish list for years but I just waited in line at Paperback Swap. Now that I'm no longer swapping, I'm slowly buying the titles I'm most eager to read from that list.

  3. Hey, nothing wrong with spending an inordinate amount of time at Starbucks. I want to hear about these books you love. Oh, alright. I guess I'll wait. The kitties would miss you if you spend all you time at Starbucks.

    1. I could actually go for a fluffy coffee, right now, but my home Internet is working! Yay! True, the kitties really do miss me when I leave. I miss them, too. :)


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