Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday Malarkey

It's Monday and I'm finally doing a Malarkey post on time! I'll try to keep that up. Last week was not a bad reading week, not a great one. Not a terrible posting week, not a good one. I'm not going to hazard any predictions about this week. That would be crazy.

Recent arrivals (top to bottom):

  • The Widow's House by Carol Goodman - from William Morrow for review
  • Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan, and
  • Wintering by Peter Geye - both sent by a friend (Thanks, Susan!)
  • The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains by Jan Morris - from Quirk Books for review

Books finished since last week's Malarkey:

  • The Possessions by Sara Flannery Murphy
  • Survivors Club by Michael Bornstein and Debbie Bornstein Holinstat

One was a book that I found intriguing but slow, the other I could not put down. 

Last week's posts:

Hmm, this seems to lean closer to "bad blogging week" but, again, lately I'm just happy to get any reviews written at all. 

Currently reading:

Metaphors Be With You by Mardy Grothe - I've returned to this one after having set it aside for several weeks. Since I finished Survivors Club late last night, I haven't yet determined what else I'll read next, although I'm hoping to get started on Hidden Figures and I have several novels piled next to the bed. I'll choose my next fiction read, tonight. 

In other news:

I can answer some of the questions I posed, last week, now. Will I get around to reading a classic, this month? Oh, oops, actually . . . I did read one: The Handmaid's Tale. It's a modern classic but a classic, nevertheless. I was hoping to read a second one because I didn't manage to finish a classic in January, but I'll take what I can get. Will I locate the book I chose as my feminist read of the month? I found it! But, I haven't read a single page so it will be shoved into March. We'll see if I end up reading just the one or attempt two feminist reads to make up for February.

I don't know what became of the discussion about The Handmaid's Tale. I thought it was going to occur at a particular Facebook site and it didn't, so clearly I missed it. I have no idea where discussion was held. Still, I'm glad I read the book. I've meant to read it for ages and I'm always happy when I manage to read another book that's been on my shelves for years.

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  1. Sorry you missed the Handmaids Tale discussion. That one is fun to discuss.

    1. To be honest, I read it so quickly that I had to wait for discussion to start and when I realized it was time, I didn't bother looking too hard when I discovered the discussion wasn't where I thought it was going to be. No biggie. I'm glad I read it. It's so memorable that I'm sure I'll have plenty of opportunities to discuss it, in the future. I did chat with my online book group friends, so there's that. :)

  2. I am glad you were able to answer the questions from last week. :)

    1. Me, too! I'm also glad that I've become such a zen blogger. Not that long ago, I felt absolutely awful if I missed a personal goal like reading a classic per month. Now . . . whatever. It's a goal, not an absolute requirement. 12 classics *give or take* a couple is fine by me. :)


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