Monday, April 03, 2017

Monday Malarkey

Recent arrivals (top to bottom)

  • Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal - from HarperCollins for review
  • Shadow Man by Alan Drew - from Random House for review, via Shelf Awareness
  • The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck - from HarperCollins for review
  • Elly and the Smelly Sneaker by Leslie Gorin and Lesley Vamos - from Sterling Children's Books for review

The Women in the Castle has been on my mental "most anticipated" list since I heard about it in the fall, so I'm particularly excited about that title. I also bought a book about the Dalton Gang, while we were in Oklahoma (we went on a road trip, last week) but I don't know where I set it down, so I'll add that to next week's pile.

Books finished since last week's Malarkey:

  • Big Little Hippo by Valeri Gorbachev
  • Hook and Honk Just Can't Sleep by Leslie Helakoski
  • The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis
  • Momotaro: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters by Margaret Dilloway

All children's books, the first two picture books and the latter two Middle Grade. I figured a little extremely light reading might be a good idea after weeks, if not months, of being slumpish. Good decision. I feel better about my reading, after last week. Hope it lasts.

Last week's posts:

None! Well, apart from Monday Malarkey. We drove to Oklahoma on Wednesday and returned on Sunday, so I'm just getting back into the swing of things. It was nice stepping away from the internet for a week (except Twitter - I sort of am addicted to Twitter).

Currently reading:

  • My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
  • The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains by Jon Morris

I just started both of these books this morning and am enjoying them enough that I would have liked to spend the day in bed, reading. Probably should have. I had the "worn out from traveling" and "up all night due to massive thunderstorm" excuses.

In other news:

I have so far only managed to review one of my March reads, so I have a little catch-up to do, but I'm not worried. I seem to remember everything pretty well. I may go ahead and do my monthly round-up, first. We shall see.

I didn't manage to read either a feminist book or a classic in March, but I've already gotten a start on Gloria Steinem's book and I think I have my classic for April picked out. So, hopefully, I'll manage to read both of those, this month. It occurred to me that I might want to start staggering my personal challenge reads, since I get so many ARCs - feminist reading one month, classic the next. At any rate, I don't feel like my personal challenges are written in stone, so I'm happy if I get to them and I'm not going to fret if I don't.

I was unable to load photos, last night, but things are working fine, now, so here's your picture postcard of a great blue heron (courtesy of Husband; I was driving) from Oklahoma:

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  1. I could use a break from the internet but I'm rather addicted. I could also use a road trip. Maybe I should combine the two.

    1. Go for it, Jenny. I really enjoyed both aspects - the internet break and the road trippin'. It's fun to hop in the car and go, now and then. :)

  2. Whew. I was glad to see the photo by the time I got here. :)

    1. Photos definitely make everything better. ;)


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