Saturday, September 06, 2014

Not-quite-a-week update

Just thought I'd drop by my blog. Hello anyone who reads this. Hello, blog. The blog break is helping, already. I've only finished one book, this week: Spillover by David Quammen. I didn't feel much like reading, at the beginning of the week, but I'm slowly getting back my reading mojo. Spillover, about zoonotic diseases (those that cross over from animal to human -- which is most of them), is excellent and will make you want to get the annual flu shot, wash your hands regularly, wear a mask, possibly hide from people. I'm reading Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck, now.

I'm going to take another week off but I have this sneaking suspicion that I'll be okay when that ends. I'll keep updating. I'm happy that I feel fine sitting to type an update. My brain was starting to feel like the photo above. I'm shooting for this:

I'm going to make this next week an internet-free staycation week and we'll see if that gets the brain clutter down to reflective pond with beautiful trees and a mountain backdrop or, at least, small-town traffic level. If not, I'll stay away a bit longer.

Here are the books I plan to dip into, this week:

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell - There's a Sparrow Read-Along going on  [#SparrowRAL on Twitter] and I'm already behind but I'm hoping to get started reading The Sparrow, this week.

California by Edan Lepucki - The copy of California in my house is a book that's traveling and since it has one more stop after my home, I need to get going on it so it can move on to the next reader.

The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Steadman is my F2F book group's September selection. Last month, I screwed up and waited too late to get started reading and I'm not sure if I'll make it to the meeting but I still want to get the book read in time, just in case.

OK, off to stick my head back into the sand. Bye for now!

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  1. The Light Between Oceans is fabulous.

    I am reading The Sparrow too. I am almost done and wanting to talk to others about it but not many have gotten to where I am.

    1. I'm glad I dropped by to see if anyone had left a comment! I'm only 100 pages into The Sparrow but hoping to make a decent dent on it, tonight.

      So glad to know you liked The Light Between Oceans! It's next on the TBR. :)


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