Recent arrivals (top to bottom):
- Think Happy, Be Happy - A surprise book with no designated author but it's by Workman Publishing and just arrived because I have the coolest friends. Thanks, Carrie!
- The Corfu Trilogy by Gerald Durrell - Purchased
- The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff - from Mira for review
Fiona decided to charm me by showing up while I was photographing my stack of books and curling up around them. She is still sleeping in that chair, as I type.
Books finished since last Malarkey:
- Setting Free the Kites by Alex George - A story of friendship, youthful exhuberance, and how each of us deals with grief in very different ways. Exceptional storytelling. You should definitely pre-order this one and then stand in line to get Alex to sign it if he tours nearby. I'm hoping to reread Setting Free the Kites a little closer to the release date, in January.
- My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell - the first book in The Corfu Trilogy, which I ordered after being completely delighted by the PBS series The Durrells in Corfu. I'm close to finishing and this story is every bit as charming as the TV series, although it's quite different. They've taken some liberties, of course, in creating storylines for the series. But, much of what they've done is based upon actual events and the characters are spot on.
Usually, I have at least one fiction read going while I'm reading a non-fic, but I'm enjoying My Family and Other Animals enough that I decided I'll just go ahead and blaze through it, then whatever non-fic I read next will be accompanied by a fiction read or two. I don't plan to read all three of the books in The Corfu Trilogy back-to-back but I'll also try not to space them too far apart.
No posts were made after last week's Malarkey, apart from this one:
- Blogger update that has baffled me - If you have any advice or suggestions, please let me know. I have no idea what I'm supposed to do with this information about cookies.
In other news:
We had the usual understated holiday, as we don't have much family and we're all pretty far from each other, but we enjoyed our time together and the food was terrific. We spent some time shopping, but not at Black Friday sales. Instead, we just did a little grocery and necessity shopping. Husband and father-in-law bought a cheap drone for reasons I won't go into but it was pretty hilarious watching them try to figure out how to control it. I missed the part at the beginning, when mom-in-law says she had to get a big stick to knock it out of a tree.
How was your week?
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