Recent Arrivals (top to bottom):
- The Cherry Harvest by Lucy Sanna - from HarperCollins for review
- A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki - purchased for F2F discussion
- The Nordic Theory of Everything by Anu Partanen,
- The Bones of Grace by Tahmima Anam,
- The Mandibles by Lionel Shriver, and
- Love Wins by Debbie Cenziper and Jim Obergefell are all from HarperCollins (Harper and William Morrow imprints) for review
Books finished since last Malarkey:
- Aim True by Kathryn Budig - Finished the reading, loved it, and hope to whip up a few recipes before reviewing.
- 1914 and Other Poems by Rupert Brooke - Can't say I'm a fan of Rupert, but I am happy that I managed to squeeze in at least one volume of poetry before National Poetry Month ended!
- In a Handful of Dust by Mindy McGinnis - The YA follow-up to McGinnis's 2013 dystopian Not a Drop to Drink.
- Tales of Accidental Genius by Simon Van Booy (reread) - Slowly, this time.
- Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit - a WWII book that takes place in Poland. So far, I'm completely besotted with the writing. At times, it reminds me of Simon Van Booy's writing - such lovely, rhythmic prose, with occasional humor in the midst of the darkness.
- One Step Too Far by Tina Seskis - This one didn't grab me, at first, but I'm starting to enjoy it, now.
- Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear (book review)
- Euphoria by Lily King (book review in interview format)
- Fiona Friday on the Wrong Day - Laundry Cat Strikes Again (cat photo)
In Other News:
I just realized I hadn't finished this post. Kind of spaced out, for an hour or so. Ever have one of those nights that you're just so wide awake that you might as well get up and do something till you get sleepy? Last night was like that. I was so bizarrely energized that I started 3 or 4 different posts (loading images, putting book titles in the subject line, etc., without getting to the review portion) and it wasn't till 4am that I finally felt sleepy. I think I need a very long nap or an early bedtime, tonight.
I'll probably write up my end-of-the-month post for April, tomorrow (weather- and Internet-dependent; we're still occasionally losing service for 2-4 hours at a stretch) but I can tell you that I'm pretty happy with April. The quantity is still below average but I managed to finish my F2F discussion book and read a decent number of ARCs.
I've decided to declare May "Anything Goes Month", meaning I will read whatever calls to me. Having said that, I do have A Tale for the Time Being to read for discussion and I'd like to read at least one book from my Weird Books stack. I haven't yet settled on a classic for May but I'll be thinking about that, tonight. I'm strongly considering a reread of The Count of Monte Cristo.
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