Read This Week:
By Joseph Heller
From One Child to Two:
What to Expect, How to Cope, and How to Enjoy Your Growing Family
By Judy Dunn
The Red Garden
By Alice Hoffman
Posts from this Past Week:
Wednesdays with David: Pippi Longstocking
Reviews of Iscariot, 20 under 40: Stories from the New Yorker, and Catch-22
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
By Maria Semple
The Happiness Project:
Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean my Closets,
Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
By Gretchen Rubin
What are you reading this week?
Like the mix of books. The Hoffman one has piqued my interest!ReplyDelete
I liked it a lot. It's less a novel than a bunch of interconnected stories over hundreds of years in a small town. It's only my second Hoffman book and so far I've been impressed by her writing!Delete
I need to read Where'd You Go, Bernadette!ReplyDelete
I kept seeing so many glowing reviews I decided that it must be one of those few books that lives up to the hype!Delete
I have to confess I never managed to finish Catch 22. It just wasn't my humour.ReplyDelete
The Happiness Project looks like an interesting read. Will have to look out for that one.
I can understand that. I think it's unfairly marketed to an extent. It's not really funny in the way that we tend to think of funny.Delete
The Happiness Project (so far) is a really quick and engaging read. I will be reviewing it sooner or later! :)
I;m a little ahead of my Goodreads goal - 7% I think so I am happy :)ReplyDelete
Wishing you a great reading week!
Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out
Well done! I will try not to be too jealous....:)Delete
Have a wonderful week!
I was thinking I need to get around to reading Catch 22, but then I saw your review. Maaaaybe not. ;) It sounds like I may have to force myself through that one if I try. Have a great week!ReplyDelete
There were definitely moments where I forced myself to sit down and read, but I was glad to have read it when I was done.Delete
I hope you have a great week too!
I'm behind on my Goodreads count too, my goal is a far bit less than yours though (75 books). I'm not thinking of it though, we've many months ahead of us yet :-)ReplyDelete
I hope you enjoy your reads this week :-)
That's what I say! It's only March. A lot is going to happen between now and the end of the year. Have a wonderful week!Delete
I loved The Happiness Project...and went on to read Happier at Home.ReplyDelete
I have The Red Garden on my stacks...I should read it soon!
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I'm enjoying it so far. Was Happier at Home as good as its predecessor?Delete
I really liked The Red Garden. Have you read any other books by Hoffman?
Catch-22 is one I have meant to read for a long time, but I always got the impression that it was a bit masculine.ReplyDelete
It is rather masculine - it's all about war and the only women to show up are nurses and prostitutes. The women are not particularly well-developed, but everyone is somewhat of a caricature.Delete
I loved Catch-22 when I was in college, read it a few years ago to see if I would still love it, didn't really! Have a great week of reading.ReplyDelete
Isn't it funny how we like or don't like books at different points in our life? The relationship between reader and book is so fascinating!Delete
I am behind in my goodreads goal also. That is why I am trying to read a book a day. My goal was 200 but i was sick for much of Jan and Feb so I read 5 books total.ReplyDelete
I LOVED the Happiness Project. How did you like it? I followed some of her ideas and they really did help.
Being sick for so long is the worst! I am glad you are feeling better now.Delete
I'm really liking The Happiness Project so far. I think the hard part becomes deciding which ideas you want to use for yourself!