Hello again, my fellow readers! How are you?
It's been a busy week for us, as usual. David had two days off from school, so things have been louder than usual this week but it was nice to have him home. We celebrated my sister's birthday yesterday and it was a fun time with lots of laughing, eating, and in a surprise turn of events, dancing. Happy birthday to my sister and my best friend, who share a birthday!
Reading-wise, I finally finished Emma (thank goodness!). I also participated in A More Diverse Universe over at BookLust. The challenge was to broaden your reading and read books who aren't old white men. You can see all of the reviews here.
Read This Week:
By Jane Austen
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy
By Karen Abbott
Bedtime Reading This Week:
Star Wars: Jedi Academy for David
Just Me in the Tub for BG
Posts from this Past Week:
Top Ten Tuesday: Fall TBR List
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy
The Story Hour
The Empathy Exams
By Leslie Jamison
By Lauren Beukes
What are you reading this week?
The Empathy Exams sounds interesting and a bit different. It looks like you had a busy week just passed, and a fun one too with family. Hope your next few days are calm and quiet and you get reading done :)ReplyDelete
It's a really fascinating collection of essays. I'm spacing them out so I can really muse about each one.Delete
Thanks Rita! I hope you have a quiet week with lots of reading too.
Sounds a busy week. Hope you enjoy this one too.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Mystica!Delete
I've yet to read the Star Wars series. I really must.ReplyDelete
Here's my It's Monday!
My son really enjoys them. I hope you enjoy them when you get to the series!Delete
Love the bedtime reading books! Star Wars is so much fun.ReplyDelete
Have a great week
Thanks Ciska. The Jedi Academy book is great, although I'm pretty sure David would read just about anything with Star Wars on the cover! :)Delete
I've heard mixed things about Broken Monsters--interested to hear your thoughts! Emma felt like a slog, huh?ReplyDelete
Broken Monsters is interesting so far, but I'm not too far into it.Delete
Emma was indeed a bit long for me. Have you read it? What did you think?
I love the Jedi Academy series! I'm playing with the idea of getting it for my brother for Christmas. He's a reluctant reader, so I'm always looking for ideas to capture his attention.ReplyDelete
I think it would be a great choice for a reluctant reader. Are you debating other books too?Delete
Ohhh Emma :D It's been around 100 years since I've read that one. I should do a couple of months of rereading Austen :DReplyDelete
I'm super interested in the Abbot. Too many books, too little time...sigh.
Love your bedtime reading, awww. I miss those days so much :*)
Have a fantastic week!
The Abbott was really good. If it sways your opinion, it reads like a novel even though it's non-fiction!Delete
The bedtime reading is fun. BG has decided that books with real pages are much better than board books so I have been bringing the picture books back out.
Looks like you had a nice weekend. The Future for Curious People (from your Tuesday post) looks good... may have to add that. Have a great week!ReplyDelete
It sounds interesting, doesn't it?? I hope you have a great week too!Delete
Sounds like a fun week. Interesting books coming up too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!ReplyDelete
Thanks Kathy. Happy reading to you too!Delete
Looking forward to your thoughts on Emma. :)ReplyDelete
I found Emma a less engaging heroine than the ones in other Austen books. Have you read it? What did you think?Delete
No, I haven't read it yet but it's a toss up between that one and Persuasion for my next Austen. Curious to see what you think of it before making my final decision.Delete
I don't think I've read Persuasion yet. Tough choice!Delete
Tell your sister I said Happy Birthday! She doesn't know me, but I can still be happy for her! LOLReplyDelete
Guy Vestal @ Counter Culture Critic
Emma! As a lover of nearly all things Jane Austen, I look forward to hearing what you thought of this one.ReplyDelete
I'm not sure if I could handle Emma in real life, but I certainly enjoyed reading about her.
Emma is certainly a spirited character, isn't she??Delete
I love Emma! I think it'll be the next Austen my husband reads (he's slowly making his way through her work).ReplyDelete
It's fun to talk books with your husband. I keep giving mine books to read but the going is slow since he is so busy with work!Delete