Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tuesday Twaddle

Recent arrivals (top to bottom):

  • The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou - purchased
  • The Rain in Portugal by Billy Collins - Christmas gift I forgot to mention
  • The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson - from HarperCollins for review

Books finished since last Malarkey:

  • Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now by Maya Angelou
  • Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh
  • Yesternight by Cat Winters

Currently reading:

  • The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman
  • The Wars of the Roosevelts by William J. Mann
  • Faithful by Alice Hoffman

Last week's posts:

In other news:

Besides the three books I'm reading (two of which will take me forever to get through, although I'm enjoying them both), I started a classic choice but I'm not sure this one is going to click for me, so I've opted not to write it on my list, just yet. If it eventually takes, you'll know about it. I planned to start my second personal challenge - the first being a continuation of my monthly classics challenge - last night, but I also planned to finish my Monday Malarkey post and you can see what became of that. I fell asleep on the couch, instead. My second challenge is to read at least one feminist title per month and I'm not too strict about what I will consider "feminist". I have, for example, a copy of Hidden Figures coming. A book about women who were successful in their fields but without public acknowledgment works for me. First on the feminist reading list is We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, partly because it's a mere 65 pages long and we're getting close to the middle of the month.

The fact that it's already the 12th 10th of January (haven't replaced my desk calendar, so I looked at December) means I'm not going to worry about how long it takes me to finish up my last reviews from 2016. Clearly, trying to shove through them has not worked, so I'll write when it works for me. I'll post my 2016 list tomorrow, though. Might as well get the end of month and end of year lists out of the way, right?

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  1. I still need to get my end of year posts up too. I wanted to do a best and worst list. And here we are, January nearly half over.

    1. Yeah, it's frustrating but life just seems to get in the way of blogging, no matter what. That's why I've granted myself permission to get to it when I get to it.

  2. I am reading Hidden Figures and enjoying it so far!

    1. Super! And, wow, you are reading like a madwoman, this year, Kelly!


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