Recent arrivals (above):
- A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders, and
- Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey by Elena Ferrante - from Square and Off-Square Books in Oxford, MS
- Nazaré by JJ Amaworo Wilson - unsolicited from Meryl Zegarek Public Relations, Inc.
- The Autumn of the Ace (Daniel Pitt #3) by Louis de Bernières and
- The Boatman and Other Stories by Billy O'Callaghan - both purchased
Books finished since last Malarkey:
- Golden State by Ben H. Winters
- Gobbolino the Witch's Cat by Ursula Moray Williams
- Spy School by Stuart Gibbs
- The Lighthouse Witches by C. J. Cooke
This felt like a really good two weeks.
- How to Astronaut by Terry Virts
- The Boatman and Other Stories by Billy O'Callaghan
- September Moon by John Moore
How to Astronaut has become my stationary bike book so I don't read much. Half of my time on the bike is usually spent explaining myself to Isabel, who naps in the room with the exercise bike and absolutely hates the sound of it (it has a squeaky seat) but thinks she can convince me to stop biking and give her head rubs, instead. Funny cat.
I'd totally dropped the ball on my goal to constantly have an anthology or collection of short stories going at all times, a couple months ago. Billy O'Callaghan has got me back to work on that goal. And, it's no work at all. His writing. Oh, people. If you like short stories, you really need The Boatman. And, September Moon is a book I bought for a readalong in 2019. Unfortunately, I had to order a secondhand copy of the book from Across the Pond, so it didn't arrive till September was over. I don't know why I didn't fit it in last year, but I'm happy to finally read it during the title month. It is a fabulous read, incidentally. My reading is totally rocking, right now.
Posts since last Malarkey:
- Ungifted (Ungifted #1) by Gordon Korman (book review)
- South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami (book review)
- Fiona Friday - Paws to appreciate (cat photo)
- So Much Life Left Over (Daniel Pitt #2) by Louis de Bernières (book review)
- Golden State by Ben H. Winters (book review)
- Fiona Friday (cat photos)
In other news:
Um . . . there isn't any? No, wait, there's a little. Oxford was fun and I am so freaking excited that my niece from Colorado will be attending Ole Miss, next year. We'll have another relative in the state!!!! She's already planning to come down for visits!!!! When you move 500 miles from home and then almost your entire family moves even farther away, there can be nothing more exciting than to have family move near you. Also, any excuse to go to Oxford is a good one so we'll drop by to take her out for a meal, now and then. The only bad part of this is that we have to wait a year. She's still a senior in high school.
And, the only other news I can think of is that I'm taking a gazillion art classes, including a two-week "taster session" that's free (to entice you to buy the full years' worth of classes), an abstract course, a geometric drawing course, and . . . coming up . . . one about David Hockney's art. So, I'm still just watching Chuck while I eat my lunch. We didn't even manage to squeeze in an episode of Blake's 7, last week. Oh, well. Maybe we'll fit one in, this week.
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