Monday, March 14, 2016

Monday Malarkey

Well, this was an exciting arrival week!

Recent arrivals (top to bottom):

  • Close Encounters of the Furred Kind by Tom Cox - Purchased
  • Father's Day by Simon Van Booy - from HarperCollins for review
  • Modern Girls by Jennifer S. Brown - from NAL for review
  • The Last Goodnight by Howard Blum - from HarperCollins for review
  • Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grisson - from Simon & Schuster for review

Of course, you know the arrival of this one involved cheering and bouncing:

It's always a great day when a new Simon Van Booy book arrives!

Books finished since last malarkey:

  • Iris Grace by Arabella Carter-Johnson
  • The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal

Currently reading:

  • Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - My first #Weirdathon book! And, yessiree Bob, she's a weird one. 

Last week's posts:

In other news:

So far, I have not convinced myself to return to the Kate Hudson book I started a few weeks ago, partly because I was finding it too general and partly because it requires work. I hate books that involve effort - you know, evaluating your habits and taking notes. Blah. But, I intend to return to it because I don't feel like I got far enough in to give it a fair shake. Maybe this will be the week. Guess we'll find out.

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  1. I hate giving up on books but sometimes I think it's necessary. Enjoy your new reads!

    1. Yeah, I used to never give up on books but then I started to realize that time on Earth is limited, so I needed to be willing to let go. I think it's a positive thing. We want to use our time well, after all!

    2. I think age has a lot to do with giving in to giving up on books. I hit my late 20s and suddenly decided I was not going to suffer through books any longer.

    3. It took me a lot longer than that, unfortunately. I just finally managed to talk myself into not finishing books that don't grab me a few years ago. The reasoning was that I spent good money on them so I ought to read them (I have always bought most of my books because we had a terrible library system - better, now). I'm over that. Yep, it's age.

  2. Yay to the new Simon Van Booy. I really need to read more from him.

    1. Yes, yes you do. :) I'm hoping to read Simon's latest book-after-next. I got my very first Inter-Library Loan, this week! That comes first because the fine if it's late is a whopper. Then, Simon, I hope!!! Oh, the excitement!

  3. Love that Simon Van Booy has a new book out! He's such a wonderful writer. Great haul, Nancy!

    1. Second new book by Simon in 2016! He also has a book of short stories that was recently released. Loved it. Need to read it again.


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