Monday, May 15, 2017

Monday Malarkey

Recent arrivals:

  • Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything by Lydia Kang and Nate Pederson - from Workman Publishing via Shelf Awareness for review - This book looks so ridiculously fun that I really want to read it right now but it has a release date of October so I'll wait. 
  • Afterlife by Marcus Sakey - from Thomas and Mercer for review
  • Torchwood: World Without End by Barrowman, Barrowman, Fuso, Qualano, Lesko, and Edwards - Pre-ordered so long ago I'd forgotten about it (a year or two)

Books finished since last Malarkey: 

  • No Man's Land by Simon Tolkien - At nearly 600 pages, this one took me quite a while, even when I decided to focus on it. I did have a couple of those nights when I was too tired to read, but on Sunday nobody was around and I only had about 100 pages left, so I immersed myself in it and only got up, now and then, to do chores or eat. That was fun! I usually only read at bedtime so it feels really decadent to spend an afternoon reading. 

Last week's posts:

Currently reading:

  • We're All Damaged by Matthew Norman
  • Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit

In other news:

I turned on the TV and randomly flipped while I ate my supper last night, and ended up watching most of The Help. Nope, I've never seen the movie, before. I loved the book but really didn't think the movie would be for me. Boy, was I wrong. I couldn't tear myself away from it. I'd forgotten that parts of it were filmed in areas that I know, so I excitedly asked the husband if he knew they'd filmed at Brent's Drugs, a restaurant that looks like a time capsule, inside and out. He said, "That's the reason we went there in the first place - I heard about it when they were filming." Oh. Well, it was cool to see it on screen. I had my fender bender in the parking lot right in front of Brent's, last year. Bit of trivia for you.

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  1. I'm glad you enjoyed the movie version of The Help. I thought they did a good job. Have a great week!

    1. Me, too! Someday, I'll have to watch the whole thing. Happy week to you, too, Jenny!

  2. It's a small world after all, isn't it?

    1. Yes indeedy. And, that was a really small parking lot, too, hence the fender bender. ;)


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