Last week was a surprising week for arrivals.
Arrivals (top to bottom - all but one came from HarperCollins):
- The Great Depression by T. H. Watkins - purchased
- The Fireman by Joe Hill
- The Secret War by Max Hastings
- LaRose by Louise Erdrich
- The Summer Guest by Alison Anderson
- A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams
- Aim True by Kathryn Budig
If you haven't seen the wondrous fold-out that came with A Certain Age, you really must (click to enlarge):
Very creative. Kudos to HarperCollins!
Books finished since last Malarkey:
- Lumberjanes #1 by N. Stevenson, G. Ellis, and B. Allen
- Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
- Father's Day by Simon Van Booy
- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
- The Taxidermist's Daughter by Kate Mosse
Last week's posts:
- Close Encounters of the Furred Kind by Tom Cox (book review)
- Fiona Friday - Open window season (cat photo)
Posts were limited due to thunderstorms, last week. It was a soggy week. The wisteria was blooming (it's on the downhill slide, now) and I always absolutely must photograph the wisteria but the only place I could find that wasn't someone's yard was the bank -- and then I only had my cell phone with me. I got sucked into the mud (I have some shoe cleaning to do) and my phone doesn't have the best camera but I'm glad to have photos at all. I think they were worth the nuisance.
Reading and blogging plans:
April is always a reading month I look forward to because it's National Poetry Month. I haven't yet decided which volume of poetry I want to dig into but I'll read at least one poetry book, this month. My classic choice for the month is The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath and I'm enjoying that, so far. I plan to do a wrap-up of my #Weirdathon reads and one of all of my March reads before diving back into reviews. We are anticipating one day of storms but hopefully it will be the only one (fingers crossed). I have some catching up to do.
I'm hoping to read mostly books sent by publishers, this month, because I only read a single ARC in March and it was not one that was sent to me but one I picked up in a library giveaway. That means I have some catching up in the ARC department, as well as in reviewing. I've still got my stack of weird books sitting out, though, and I enjoyed my weird reading enough that I'd like to try to throw in a weird book, each month. We'll see how that works out. ARCs have priority, at the moment, but wacky reading really adds some fun to the month.
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