Hello, you beautiful reading people. How are things?
It's been a good week around here. We took Becca Grace to the doctor this week and she is back up to a healthy weight after being sick in January/February. My best friend and her boyfriend spent the weekend here before heading off to travel the world (or at least one country...). We of course watched the new Veronica Mars movie while she was here and it was great. How was your week?
I really loved reading your thoughts about religious books and sharing more of our lives online. You can read it here if you missed it. As far as reading goes, I seem to be falling a bit behind my usual two books a week. But I know that reading ebbs and flows so maybe I will get up to reading three books in a few weeks...
Read This Week:
Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and The Invention of The Great Gatsby
By Sarah Churchwell
Posts from this Past Week:
Review of The Stranger You Know
Wednesdays with David: Twister Trouble
The Real Blogger
The Lost Sisterhood
By Anne Fortier
By Lorrie Moore
What are you reading this week?
I often find my reading pace fluctuates - it all seems to balance out in the end though.ReplyDelete
Bits & Bobs
It does, doesn't it? There's just no point in getting worked up about it. Life happens and some books just take longer than others to read.Delete
Im managing 6 a week but I wish I could squeeze in another 1 or 2 , just not enough hours in the day!ReplyDelete
Have a great week
Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out
That is so impressive. There are so many books out there that I think we all wish we had more time to read!Delete
I read about 2 books a week now, but back last year averaged 3. I just can't keep up that pace anymore and I made peace with it. Shelleyrae is amazing @ 6 a week :). A closet speedreader, perhaps?? Anyway, thanks for sharing these new to me titles. I have put The Lost Sisterhood on my wishlist--read the blurb and it seems amazing, so thanks!ReplyDelete
It's a fun ride so far. It's a little Indiana Jones with a bunch of Greek mythology thrown too. :)Delete
So curious what you will think of The Lost Sisterhood!ReplyDelete
Glad to hear Becca Grace is doing better. Have a great week.
Have you read it?Delete
Thanks so much Ciska!
Yeah my review is up already. Cannot wait to see a few reviews of people with similar tasteDelete
These are new to me but happy reading!ReplyDelete
Check out what we are reading this week.
Also check out our Kindle Giveaway along with OUAT 4 year Giveaway.
Leydy @OUaT & RCE
Thanks Leydy! :)Delete
Careless People sounds like an interesting read! I never got into Veronica Mars, but with all the hype over the movie, I feel like I really should watch the series so I can see the movie! :)ReplyDelete
Careless People was really fascinating. Churchwell brought all sorts of context to the The Great Gatsby.Delete
I love Veronica Mars. I hope you do give it a try!
I'm glad to hear your daughter is back to normal. What a scare! I watched the Great Gatsby movie last night. I felt like I had to debug my daughter--what marriage is and what marriage is not, etc. One of those motherly pep talks. Anyway, Careless People looks interesting. I'm assuming it's nonfiction.ReplyDelete
I really liked the movie. I felt like the actors captured so much of the characters. It's definitely not a "how-to" story though! Yes, Churchwell looks at the events that were going on during the time Fitzgerald was writing the book and examines how they might have affected the story.
The Lost Sisterhood looks amazing. I've had it on my radar for awhile now. I hope you're enjoying it.ReplyDelete
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-Kimberly @ Turning the Pages
I just finished it! I did one of those wonderful things when you just sit and read until the end. :)Delete
I am barely getting through one book a week these days, or sometimes not even that lately with work... but should do better once work calms down a bit. We want to see Veronica Mars too, glad to hear it was good.ReplyDelete
I hope work calms down for you soon then! I know it can be tough to find time to read, especially with kids!Delete
Did you know you can watch the movie at home via ITunes? We downloaded it. I figure that way I had it for keeps and we didn't have to deal with obnoxious people at the movie theater!
I haven't heard of any of these - love to hear about new books! Looks like a nice mix for you. Enjoy your books this week -ReplyDelete
Book By Book
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I'm always happy to help other people's TBR lists become just as ridiculous as mine. :)Delete
Oooo Careless People looks so good! Like you said, reading habits sort of ebb and flow but perhaps you have been reading longer books lately? Or books that aren't as fast paced? In my case I've been reading a long book (Middlemarch) for what seems like forever...so my numbers are down too!ReplyDelete
I didn't notice until I finished The Lost Sisterhood that the book is about 600 pages. After reading Careless People's 400+ pages, I am more than ready for some short stories!Delete