Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday Malarkey

Recent arrivals:

  • Almost Everybody Farts by Marty Kelley - from Sterling Children's Books for review - I've already read this and it is a hoot. 
  • Dark Matter by Blake Crouch and 
  • Bitter Lemons of Cyprus by Lawrence Durrell - both purchased and both not pictured because they just arrived (admittedly bought on impulse, although both are books that were on my mental wish list)

Books finished since last Malarkey:

  • We're All Damaged by Matthew Norman
  • Almost Everybody Farts by Marty Kelley

I must have felt mentally foggy after finishing No Man's Land because everything I read, last week, including the book I'm about to finish, was extraordinarily on the light side. I'm glad I made that choice, though, because I loved what I read and feel energized, ready to dig into something deeper, now.

Last week's posts:

Currently reading:

  • Same Beach, Next Year by Dorothea Benton Frank - I am not a DBF fan and I'm pretty sure I once said I'd never read her, again, but I liked the sound of this particular book, storywise. I've been determined to do my best to enjoy it but it really has reminded me that the author is simply not for me. I'll try not to be too harsh in my review. The bones of the book are good. There's a nice story; it's the writing style and the superfluous description that I dislike. 

In other news:

It stormed over the weekend and it's supposed to rain all week. Apart from knocking over our planters and breaking a tree on the border of our property in two (technically, I think it's on the neighbor's property), the storms were noisy but not overly damaging - no tornadic activity, in other words, although the wind was clearly intense. We enjoyed the ambience. We watched Bridge of Spies after happening across it while channel-flipping and I have to say I think it will go on the mental list of my favorite movies. We were watching it on a movie channel during a free weekend, so there were no commercials and I had a terrible time tearing myself away to go fill a water cup. How was your weekend?

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  1. I never did see Bridge of Spies. I need to! My book club is going to read Dark Matter this fall. I'm excited for it. I've heard good things. Are you going to get to it soon?

    1. Bridge of Spies is excellent, Jenny! I'd heard of it but didn't even know what it was about. It is absolutely riveting.

      Oh, how cool. I don't think my book group would touch Dark Matter but I'll bet it'll be discussion-worthy, if it's anything like Pines. Yes, I hope to get to it, soon. Having said that . . . you know what a moody reader I am. I'll read it when it calls to me. I'm just hoping that will be soon!!! LOL


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