Recent arrivals (top to bottom)
- Every Body Yoga by Jessamyn Stanley - from Algonquin Books for review via Shelf Awareness
- The Baker's Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan - from William Morrow for review
- The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu - My first purchase from a list of books recommended by Barack Obama. Haven't decided whether to do a personal Obama Reading Challenge or just read them as I buy them but The Three-Body Problem is the first in a series, just FYI. Someone tell me how to pronounce that author's name.
- A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline - from William Morrow for review. I requested this one way back in the fall and thought it had become lost in the mail. Maybe they ran out of ARCs? At any rate, it is on my mental short list of most anticipated 2017 releases, along with Alex George's Setting Free the Kites (now available in hardback!) and George Saunders' Lincoln in the Bardo (ditto).
Books finished since last week's Malarkey:
- The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson
- You'll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein
- A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman - for this week's F2F group discussion
Finally, a good reading week! I finished A Man Called Ove, last night, and I think I had tears flowing for at least the last 20 pages. I'm pretty sure that's a record. I'm always telling people that I prefer a book that makes me laugh to one that makes me cry but I think I'd better amend that. There are happy tears and sad tears and I definitely love to be moved, especially if I'm moved to happy tears. A Man Called Ove merged the two kinds of tears and also made me laugh a few times, so it was just an all-around 5-star read. Now, I've got to find a way to view the movie.
Last week's posts:
- Survivor's Club by Michael Bornstein and Debbie Bornstein Holinstat (book review)
- January Reads in Review, 2017 (one month's reads, in brief)
- The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (book review)
- Fiona Friday - Glowing (cat photo)
- The Widow's House by Carol Goodman
and one other book, which I'm not far enough into to know if it will stick. Plus, that book of metaphors that I only seem to touch every two weeks or so.
In other news:
I was working on this post, this morning, and I became distracted by the internet. Thankfully, a magic spell broke me out of my internet bubble. Also, the azaleas are blooming:
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