Monday, September 21, 2020

Monday Malarkey

Recent arrivals (top to bottom):

  • Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo and
  • Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi - both purchased
  • Vintage 1954 by Antoine Laurain - gift from publicist Meryl Zegarek (Thank you!!!)
  • The Magic in Changing Your Stars by Leah Henderson - from Sterling Kids for review
  • Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse - bought for an Instagram buddy read
  • Rage by Bob Woodward - purchased
  • Not pictured: Becoming by Michelle Obama - also purchased

Confession: I gave in and accepted a few books from publishers, this past couple of weeks. Only one has arrived so there will be probably be a few ARCs in the next Malarkey. I have no regrets. But, while I've updated my review policy to say I'll take on children's books, I'm thinking of the other books I accepted as a hiccup. Hic. Oh, excuse me. 

Books finished since last . . . well, it was a Tuesday Twaddle (thank you, holiday):

  • Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
  • Finna by Nate Marshall
  • Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
  • Fear by Bob Woodward

Yikes, not my best fortnight. 

Currently reading:

  • The Magic in Changing Your Stars by Leah Henderson
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama

I didn't mean to start Becoming but it arrived Sunday afternoon (still strange getting mail on Sundays) and I was stuck with a cat on my lap, a pair of reading glasses, and Becoming. The other books I was reading were in the bedroom. So, I had no choice but to pick it up and start reading. Uh-huh. No choice at all. 

Posts since Tuesday Twaddle:

In other news:

Our first cool front arrived so we were able to open the windows part of the day, starting Friday! That first cool day of fall is always my favorite day of the year. And, I was also excited to catch and release (with the help of Huzzybuns, who took the jar outside) a Mediterranean gecko that was hanging out in my bathtub before the kitties spotted him. The perfection of Friday was wrecked by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, unfortunately. Favorite tweet of the day:

TV-wise, we haven't watched anything new and it just occurred to me that I haven't even checked to see if my favorite shows have returned for the fall season or the possibility of new episodes evaporated with the arrival of the pandemic. Except for one. We're looking forward to Season 2 of The Mandalorian. But that's about the only thing I know about that's coming up, soon. In the meantime, we've decided we need to watch Hamilton, again. We've only watched it once. Once is not enough. 

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