Monday, April 15, 2019

Monday Malarkey

Recent arrivals (left to right):

  • Flubby Is Not a Good Pet by J. E. Morris and
  • Flubby Will Not Play With That by J. E. Morris - both from Penguin Random House for review
  • On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves - purchased 
  • Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman - from HarperCollins for review
  • Klawde - Evil Alien Warlord Cat #1 and #2: Enemies by Marciano, Chenoweth, and Mommaerts - from Penguin Random House for review

Not pictured: 

  • Molly Mischief: My Perfect Pet by Adam Hargreaves - from Penguin Random House for review

If you were hanging around, last week, you know I already reviewed 5 of the arrivals for a National Pet Day book promotion, which was a blast. That leaves On the Island, which I bought after reading The Girl He Used to Know by the same author. I wanted to see what else Tracey Garvis Graves has written and the vast majority of readers seemed to prefer On the Island to any other Graves title, so I ordered a copy. For various reasons, I'm not sure if I'll get to go anywhere at all (vacation-wise), this year, but it sounds like a good vacation read so I'm going to save it either for road or plane, just in case. If it's needed for a mental break I won't hesitate to break into it, though. Good Omens was one of the most exciting books I've received in a while because I'm planning to watch the series and it's not always possible to get a Neil Gaiman book for review. They tend to be in hot demand.

Books finished since last Malarkey:

  • Flubby is Not a Good Pet! by J. E. Morris
  • Flubby Will Not Play with That by J. E. Morris
  • Anything But a Duke by Christy Carlyle
  • Molly Mischief: My Perfect Pet by Adam Hargreaves
  • Klawde - Evil Alien Warlord Cat #1 by Marciano, Chenoweth, and Mommaerts
  • Klawde - Evil Alien Warlord Cat #2: Enemies by Marciano, Chenoweth, and Mommaerts

I had so much fun reading all the children's books for the National Pet Day promotion and I'm hoping to review the other children's books waiting to be reviewed, this week. They really brighten one's day. I highly recommend buying a few children's books you love for when you need a mental break or are feeling blue, even if there are no children in your world and you just like kids' books.

Currently reading:

  • The Free Speech Century by Stone and Bollinger

I have bookmarks in 2 or 3 other books but after gobbling up the Klawde books (which I absolutely loved), I didn't want to leave that crazy alien cat and his boy Human, so the only thing I could focus on was nonfiction. I hadn't picked up The Free Speech Century in a while and it's been a nice in-between book, this weekend. I'm about halfway through it and ready to get closer to finishing it, so this may not be a big fiction reading week. We shall see.

I'm not sure which of the other books I've started will stick so I'll just skip mentioning them, for now.

Posts since last Malarkey:

In other news:

There's not much other news. We started watching Les Miserables on PBS, last night, and loved the first episode. Otherwise, it's same old, same old. I had a busy week and really only watched one or two episodes of The Royal, plus the aired episodes of NCIS, and Chicago Fire.

The patio work is going well. We now have paving stones on the patio and they'd almost finished paving the stairs when a storm rolled in on Friday. The paving stones are so pretty. Our old town, Vicksburg, was hit by a tornado on Saturday but it looks to have been a mild one -- no deaths, only minor injuries. Vicksburg was still a mess, yesterday, with trees and power lines down all over town but I'm happy that everyone I know is fine. We had some strange circular winds -- we literally stood outside, looked to the left, and the wind was blowing east while to our right it was blowing west -- but nothing dangerous hit, here. It was enough to cancel Paint Night but they're planning to reschedule. Wahoo for that. I love Paint Night.

Oh, and the comment glitch is ongoing. I've attempted to reply to some of your comments 3 or 4 times. I hit post and they disappear. Hopefully, that will resolve, soon. If not, I'll tweet at Blogger, later this week.

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