Monday, August 08, 2016

Monday Malarkey

Happy Monday! I can't believe I'm back to writing weekly Malarkey posts. There was a time, while I was away, that I honestly thought I would never return. But, here I am and I'm perfectly happy. It's true that I'm flighty.

New arrivals:

  • Leveling the Playing Field by Rod Scher - Received from Les of Prairie Horizons for review (her husband's latest book!)
  • An Introvert's Guide to Drinking Alone by Tasha Brandstatter - Bought to support our very own Tasha, book blogger and cocktail blogger and contributor to Book Riot and other publications. I already read this and will tell you about it, soon. 

Books finished since last Malarkey:

  • Safe from the Sea by Peter Geye (link to review in Last week's posts, below)
  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips by James Hinton - My classic choice of the month, originally written for sale to a magazine, probably technically novella length. 
  • An Introvert's Guide to Drinking Alone by Tasha Brandstatter - A quick, informative read that pretty much had me convinced I need to take up drinking for my health (but I probably never will).

Currently reading:

  • A Square Meal by Ziegelman and Coe - I'll be reading this one for a while. I just pick it up and read a chapter whenever I get the urge. It's truly fascinating but not the kind of book you gobble up in an afternoon. 
  • Modern Girls by Jennifer Brown - Just started reading, last night. This is a second attempt. The first time I picked it up, I was in the mood for something deeper. This time, it's the right book for the moment. 

I've gotten quite a few offers to review, lately, and I confess to having ignored them all - even the ones that appeal to me. I like not tripping over books and my time away from blogging really helped me clear up those piles that were lying about everywhere. So, I hope that I'll be extremely discriminating. I've really enjoyed reading off my own shelves, lately. 

Last week's posts:

I don't expect to post so frequently every week, but I guess it was just one of those weeks that I felt like jabbering.

I hear it's International Cat Day, so here's a collage of the kitties, taken today:

Love those sweet faces.

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  1. Glad to see you back around blogging. :)

  2. Hey look! You're back! However often or infrequent, I love it!

    1. I'm back! Thanks, Jenny. I'm happy to be here. Can't say how often I'll post but whatever works, right? :)

  3. So glad you are back! I was worried.

    1. Sorry to worry you! I'm here, for now! I noticed (from "On this Day" on FB) that I often take a long break in the summer. No biggie. :)

  4. Nice to see you back here and to see Rod's book on your shelf! :)

    As far as blogging, I've found that I enjoy it so much more when I just post when I'm in the mood and not on any type of schedule. I'm still reviewing books from last spring, but that's ok. I doubt anyone cares that I'm 6 months behind. :)

    BTW, I'm back on Twitter after a long break. I thought I'd give it a try again so I can help Rod promote his book. We'll see how that goes!

    1. Thanks on both counts! Hopefully, I'll get to Rod's book soon. It may be a while till I finish my current nonfic, though, since I just read a chapter when I'm in the mood.

      I agree, not being scheduled makes a huge difference. I do like doing the Monday Malarkey and Fiona Friday posts, but otherwise . . . let them fall where they may. I'm perfectly happy. I never really pay attention to when you read the books you review. I'm sure you're right that it makes little difference.

      Welcome back to Twitter, too! Hope to see you there!


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