Monday, October 08, 2018

Monday Malarkey

Recent arrivals:

  • Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak - from Berkley Books for tour
  • The Sadness of Beautiful Things by Simon Van Booy - purchased
  • Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Ghosts by Katie and Kevin Tsang - from Sterling Children's Books for review

Funny, last week all the covers were shades of blue; this week they've all got red in them. It's like they're arriving thematically. I've already read The Sadness of Beautiful Things, of course, and am dying to give it a second go. I'll likely reread the first story, tonight. I've also read Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Ghosts. The last title, Seven Days of Us, is an October tour book but it's a Christmas story so I get a jump on the Christmas season. I love Christmas books and I'm really looking forward to reading that. 

Books finished since last week's Malarkey:

  • A Brown Man in Russia by Vijay Menon
  • The Kennedy Debutante by Kerri Maher
  • Sam Wu is No Afraid of Ghosts by Katie and Kevin Tsang
  • News of Our Loved Ones by Abigail Dewitt

As always, a good week throws me behind in the reviewing. It's funny how that goes. If I'm having a bad reading week, I'm probably catching up nicely on reviews. If I'm having a good reading week, I'm happy because I'm having a good reading week, even if that means the reviewing suffers. So, it's a glass half full situation. Something is always going right.

Currently reading:

I read a little bit of Crux: A Cross Border Memoir by Jean Guerrero, this morning. But, I'm not yet sure if it's going to stick, so I'm going to say I'm between reads. I haven't officially settled on anything at all.

Posts since last Malarkey:

Worth noting: the author of Sons and Soldiers dropped by to mention that Sons and Soldiers is being made into a limited TV series. I guess that's another way of saying "mini series"? At any rate, I'm excited about that because it's excellent and one of my favorite books of the year.

In other news:

We've temporarily got access to the Hallmark Channel, so I've been bingeing on sappy romances, including one that starred Meghan Markle (first time I've actually seen her act), The Dater's Handbook. I liked them all. They make my husband's eyes roll, and yet he doesn't leave the room, so there must be some appeal in the predictability of these movies, even for my "Ugh, I can't stand romance," husband.

We also tuned in to see the new Doctor Who, yesterday, and both enjoyed Jodie Whittaker in the starring role.

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  1. I find that if I’m reading like crazy I’m not reviewing much either. It sure does put me behind but at least I’m enjoying reading.

    1. Yep. Might as well just go with the flow and be happy.

  2. Ah! I finally Googled Jodie Whittaker because she looks so familiar. She was in Broadchurch!!

    1. Yes, she mentioned that in an interview I saw. I haven't seen Broadchurch -- might have tried it and failed, but I'm not certain. When I heard she was going to be the new Doctor, I looked her up and watched a single video clip of her in a role that required a huge amount of range. I was so impressed. That was all it took for me to be sold. I'll bet she was fab in Broadchurch.


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