Recent arrivals (top to bottom):
- The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward
- Cold Granite by Stuart MacBride
- The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
- The Good, The Bad, and the Furry by Tom Cox
- Normal People by Sally Rooney
- A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
- Recursion by Blake Crouch
- Wanderers by Chuck Wendig
All purchases, most from Book Depository. Wanderers was bought separately. A Gentleman in Moscow is one that I've already read but didn't own. Since it was my favorite in 2018, I've been wanting to get a copy to eventually reread but it wasn't till I found myself tossing books into a cart that I decided to look up the price and discovered it was both reasonably priced and available in the format I like (I'm a paperback girl). Most of these titles were either recommended to me by friends or a blog or Instagram post piqued my interest. See, book blogs are still relevant!
Books finished since last Malarkey:
- Storm Blown by Nick Courage
- Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour, an Introduction by J. D. Salinger
- Rosie Colored Glasses by Brianna Wolfson
- The Escape Room by Megan Goldin
- The Mueller Report
Good news! I am now halfway through The Mueller Report! Bad news! I didn't finish. But, I'm finally making progress. I stopped on Thursday to read Storm Blown (a middle grade book) because I needed a break. And, then I read the other two books over the weekend. So, now I hope to get back to The Mueller Report and finish it up. But, I'm not going to fling myself off a bridge if it takes me another couple weeks.
Posts since last Malarkey:
- Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok (book review)
- Layover by David Bell (book review)
- Fiona Friday: Reading Mueller with Cats (cat photos)
In other news:
I managed to finish two extra books, besides Storm Blown, because I participated in the Reverse Readathon, starting Friday night. While I'm distractible (I stopped to read other people's Instagram posts about the readathon, frequently) and continued doing chores throughout the weekend, I finished the Salinger on Saturday morning and was about 2/3 of the way into Rosie Colored Glasses when I realized I wasn't going to reach the end before the close of the readathon and wandered out to the living room to hang with the husband. It didn't take long to finish that up on Sunday. I opted not to update on my readathon progress at the blog because . . . well, I just didn't want to, I guess. Instead, I updated on Instagram, when I felt like it. I think I posted 6 times. That's the most I've ever posted at Instagram in a day. I seldom participate in readathons because I consider weekends family time, but I didn't let the reading time stop me from hanging out with family, so it worked out perfectly.
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