- A Most Extraordinary Pursuit by Juliana Gray - from Berkley for review
Yep, just the one.
Books finished since last Malarkey:
- Where Do Pants Go? by R. Van Slyke and C. Robinson
- Even Superheroes Have Bad Days by S. Becker and E. Kaban
- Leaping Lemmings by J. Briggs and N. Slater
- The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
- Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
- The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil by George Saunders
- Brooklyn by Colm Toibin - for F2F discussion
- Girl in the Woods by Aspen Matis - Just returned to this one, last night, and I found myself struggling with it, a bit, as the description is sometimes a little overwrought. The net result was that I occasionally put the book down and walked away or sometimes resorted to skimming. I'm only on p. 102 out of about 360 pages so I'm hoping it will pick up.
- Wonder Women by Sam Maggs - Also set aside while I was reading that pile of fiction, last week. I'll return to this one, today, and probably add another novel or collection of short stories, maybe a children's book (I only have one left).
Removed from current reads:
- Intimations by Alexandra Kleeman - Allegedly, this short story collection is one of the hot books for fall but the first story was so bizarre and the second story so off-putting that I couldn't talk myself into returning to it, so I'm saving it for later. When I return, I'll begin with the third story and see if moving past the lobsters (they kept foaming . . . foamy lobsters?) will help.
Last week's posts:
- Commonwealth by Ann Patchett (book review in self-interview format)
- August Reads in Review, 2016 (everything I read in August)
- Fiona Friday - One of each (cat photos)
In other news:
Hmm, there's not much other news. I've been going through a bout of insomnia, the past month or so, and it's finally begun to really hit me to the point that I'm having a bit of trouble functioning. So, it may be a little difficult to get myself to catch up on my current backlog of reviews, which I hoped to hit hard this week; although, I don't think there's any hurry. I may do a Children's Day if I have a particularly good day, anytime soon, but there are no urgent or specific dates on which I need to post because I don't do book tours. I'll get to the reviews when I get to them, in other words. One advantage of having taken off for a couple of months seems to be that I've lost that feeling of being under pressure to review, even though I'm back to a normal reading pace. Fascinating. Happy Monday to all!
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