Recent arrivals (top to bottom):
- Without You, There is No Us by Suki Kim - sent by eldest son
- The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah - purchased for F2F discussion
- Dragon Springs Road by Janie Chang and
- Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly - both from HarperCollins for review
Books finished since last Malarkey:
- Faithful by Alice Hoffman
- We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman - I actually stopped myself from reading further, this week, after I decided the last two essays I read contained so much wisdom that I needed to go buy some highlighting pens and mark them up. I can't remember the last time I used a highlighter; that's why I had to go buy a couple.
- The Wars of the Roosevelts by William J. Mann - Still loving this book but it's one that I just pick up occasionally and usually I'll read about 25 pages. It is seriously going to take me ages to get through but I've got a fascination for the Roosevelt family and am really enjoying it, even though I'd like to go back in time and give Theodore a good pop in the nose for what he did to his brother.
- The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah - F2F discussion is Wednesday and I'm pretty sure I'll be done with the book in time. Very relieved that it arrived with just enough time to spare; I waited a little late to order it from Book Depository.
Last week's posts:
- Mini Reviews: The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff, Appointment in Samarra by John O'Hara, Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Crump (mini book reviews)
- Everything I didn't review in 2016, Part 1 (mini book reviews)
- Everything I didn't review in 2016, Part 2 (mini book reviews)
- December Reads in Review, 2016 (one month's reads, list and wrap-up)
- Books Read in 2016 (list with links to reviews)
- Fiona Friday - Break between exercise sessions (cat photo) In case you're wondering, since the color of this one was terrible, I changed it to black and white, today.
Quite a busy blogging week. I was determined to get 2016 wrapped up and I'm happy that I succeeded.
In other news:
I may still eventually write about favorite reads from last year but I can't say, for sure. I've handwritten a list of everything I read so I can make classification marks (classics, favorites, translations, etc.) but I haven't worked on that, in a few days. I'm in no big hurry. I know most people post their favorites before the year even ends but I can't talk myself into doing that. What if I read a favorite book on the last day of the year?! So, we'll see how that goes.
An oddity of 2017, so far, seems to be my urge to read nonfiction. There are some fiction titles I'm eager to read but it's the nonfiction that's calling to me the loudest and it's all I can do to stop myself from adding yet another nonfiction title when I have two chunksters in progress. It'll be interesting to see if January has already set the tone for the entire year or that's a temporary thing, but I really am enjoying the nonfiction I've read and am currently reading, so far.
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