Monday, May 05, 2014

Monday Malarkey

It's a good thing I got rid of a nice little stack of books, last week, because I'd feel really bad about this pile of arrivals, otherwise:

For review:
  • Starfire by Dale Brown - from William Morrow
  • Don't Try to Find Me by Holly Brown - from William Morrow
  • I'm Nobody by Alex Marestaing - from MyMilou Press
  • The Humans by Matt Haig
  • Echo Boy by Matt Haig 
  • Jericho, Season 4 (graphic novel) - pre-ordered about 2 years ago and delayed at least half a dozen times. Now I need to find the previous graphic novels and watch the TV series, again. 
Swap books:
  • Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler (from a friend)
  • My Mistress's Sparrow is Dead (short stories) ed. by Jeffrey Eugenides (via PBS)
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (from a friend)
Surprise (unsolicited) Books from Sterling Children's Books:
  • I'm Not Cute (picture book) by Jonathan Allen
  • Fact or Fib and Fact or Fib 2, both by Kathy Furgang  
Last week's posts:
Books finished:
  • Fidelity (poems) by Grace Paley
  • Fact or Fib by Kathy Furgang
  • I'm Not Cute by Jonathan Allen
  • For Such a Time by Kate Breslin
  • Fact or Fib 2 by Kathy Furgang
Currently reading:
  • Outrageous Fortune: Growing Up at Leeds Castle by Anthony Russell - almost done.
  • Acts of God (short stories) by Ellen Gilchrist - Have only read one story. I thought it was excellent.
  • Echo Boy by Matt Haig
No movies, this weekend, but I've been watching Emergency! on MeTV while walking on the treadmill.  I was disappointed to find out that Almost Human has been canceled. Bummer. I really liked that show. 

Last week was not a great reading week, focus-wise, so I was extremely excited to get an unexpected shipment from Sterling Children's Books. Reading something short and sweet -- or, in this case, several somethings -- is great for a lift.  And, it was a good blogging week, so I'm happy.

I have no specific plans for the blog, this week, other than continuing to try to catch up on reviews.  What's up in your world?

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  1. That is a very nice pile of books. Enjoy!

    1. It certainly is. Thanks, Kelly!

  2. Oooh! I just downloaded Shotgun Lovesongs to my Nano. I've heard such good things about it and will probably start listening once I finish The Interestings.

    Have a great week, Nancy. Hope you're having some calm weather, for a change!

    1. I hope to get to Shotgun Lovesongs soon, too. I read We Were Liars, this weekend. It was so good I'm going to have to buy a copy. The ARC I've got is already promised to someone else so I can't keep it. Bummer.

      Thanks! We've had calm weather but it's sticky so I don't really want to go outside.


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