Monday, February 24, 2020

Monday Malarkey

Recent arrivals (left to right):

  • A Murderous Relation by Deanna Raybourn and
  • And They Called It Camelot by Stephanie Marie Thornton - both from Berkley for review/tour
  • The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary

The Flatshare was a pre-order so I'm still hanging in there with the book-buying ban. And, that purchase is kind of a funny story. I'm a fan of paperbacks so I deliberately chose the paperback version of The Flatshare when I ordered it but I didn't know I was pre-ordering until I realized the book hadn't arrived. I went back to check my receipt and shipping notifications . . . and discovered I'd not only pre-ordered a book without realizing it but I'd ordered a book that wasn't going to be released for over 6 months. But, I wanted it in paperback so I shrugged it off and waited.

Books finished since last Malarkey:

  • Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Y. Davis
  • Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Angela Davis is interesting and writes a bit above my intellectual level. She is one sharp cookie! I have one last book by Haymarket Books but I didn't manage to find it in time for Black History Month reading, so I guess it'll sit till 2021, unless I locate it and decide not to wait.

Currently reading:

  • The Antidote for Everything by Kimmery Martin

I've also started a nonfiction read but I don't know if it will stick.

Posts since last Malarkey:

In other news:

We spent half of last week in going to and from Northern Arkansas and spending time with my family for my Aunt Mary's "Celebration of Life". It was so fun! I haven't seen any of my cousins from that side of the family for decades. Literally, decades. I did a terrible job of describing what my husband does and where he works, when the relatives asked. He overheard and gave me a lesson, which cracks me up. I know I used to know the history of where he works but I'd forgotten it. And, I never have paid much attention to what he does for a living, although I know his current job title.

After we returned home, we watched a couple episodes of Rush and then Sanditon, but that's it. We were hoping to catch up on Dr. Who. Maybe next week.

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