Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesday Twaddle

It's late Monday night and I just realized I keep forgetting to finish this post so I'm going to turn it into a Tuesday Twaddle. I think I managed to gather all of the remaining books together. I sure hope so! There were an awful lot of books that walked in my door during my summer break. My last Monday Malarkey post was July 18, so I have a good deal to cover.

Recent arrivals (continuing with the blog break arrivals - nothing at all arrived, last week):

  • The Goddess of Mtwara: The Caine Prize for African Writing, 2017 - Purchased
  • The Way to London by Alix Rickloff - from HarperCollins for review
  • The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC's (the Hard Way) by Patrick McDonnell - from Little Brown for review, via Shelf Awareness (SA)
  • Noor's Story by Noor Ebrahim - Purchased
  • Defining Moments in Black History by Dick Gregory - from HarperCollins for review
  • Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore - from Random House for review via SA
  • Amazing Animal Friendships by Pavla Hanackova,
  • Ally-saurus and the Very Bossy Monster by Richard Torrey, and
  • Cap'n Rex and His Clever Crew by Herz and Schipper - all from Sterling Children's Books for review

Books finished since last Malarkey:

  • Brave Deeds by David Abrams
  • Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
  • The River at Night by Erica Ferencik
  • The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso
  • Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans
  • The Salt Line by Holly Goddard Jones
  • Amazing Animal Friendships by P. Hanackova and L. Pao
  • Cap'n Rex and His Clever Crew by H. Herz and B. Schipper
  • Ally-saurus and the Very Bossy Monster by Richard Torrey
  • Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
  • Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore
  • Defining Moments in Black History by Dick Gregory
  • The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABCs (the Hard Way) by Patrick McDonnell
  • Noor's Story: My Life in District Six by Noor Ebrahim

Posts since last Malarkey:

Currently reading:

  • The Way to London: A Novel of WWII by Alix Rickloff
  • The Goddess of Mtwara and Other Stories - by various authors

I've been reading both of these books for quite some time. While I haven't felt that "I just want to sleep all day" sensation of jetlag, I've been waking up early and going to bed earlier than normal, most days, and my reading time is in the evening. So, I find myself reading a few pages and falling asleep. Hopefully that will end soon. I'd like to finish these two and move on.

In other news:

After I left the blog for my summer break, I continued to write book reviews at Goodreads until I started to pack for vacation. So, I will work on posting a mix of the reviews at Goodreads (which I usually alter a bit for the blog) and new reviews from more recent reads until I feel caught up. I love the feeling of stepping away from the computer for a few weeks, but the catch-up after can be a bit of a pain. I didn't read all that much, though, so it's manageable.

Onward! And, I'll try to remember Fiona Friday, this week. :)

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  1. Breaks are nice but catching up sucks! I think that's why I won't take breaks. The stress of trying to catch up is too much.

    1. Yeah, I need the breaks, myself, so I'm willing to put up with that. I'm often so busy that I don't read all that much, anyway, unfortunately.


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