Hello again! Fancy meeting you here.
This week, we had a really nice Ash Wednesday service at our church. We all ate dinner together, and then had some time singing and writing our pain and sins on papers before nailing them to the cross. Then on Friday, the hubby and I got D on the bus to school and headed out of NJ to visit my best friend. We spent Friday together with my friend and her boyfriend and lots of yummy food, wine, and Cards Against Humanity. On Saturday morning, we went out for crepes for breakfast and then to Ikea. By the time we left the store, the snow was really coming down. The husband and I decided to get on the road and finally made it home about 6 1/2 hours later, which is 4 1/2 hours longer than the trip usually takes...
I'm sure you all know about the craziness that is going on with some book bloggers these past few weeks, so I won't rehash here. But I do want to say thank you to the bloggers who encourage us all to be honest about our reading and our lives. They give us the courage to admit our struggles to read faster, blog more, and be some sort of perfect super people. When we can see each other's imperfections and humanity, we all become kinder and better people.
By Linda Medley By Tom Santopietro By Lucy Kinsley
Death of a Diva
By Brigitte Goldstein
I really have trouble with putting books aside if they are not working for me, but I am trying to be better about that. There are too many books out there for me to continue reading books that I am not enjoying. In the case of this particular book, I felt like I had read a lot of pages where nothing had actually happened. The conceit of the story was a young woman who was shocked by the death of a beloved actress. But the girl in question had only met the actress once and I was never sure why she would feel that loss so deeply. Instead of the murder story connecting to WWII as promised in the description, the author seemed to spend a lot of time going off on tangents about the young woman's parents or living in New York City.
Posts from this Past Week:
I wrote my weekly It's Monday post and discussed the books I had read, reviewed Some Luck, Lost and Found, Etta and Otto and Russell and James, and wondered about the classic novels that you didn't love with The Problem with Classics.
How To Be A Heroine: Or What I've Learned From Reading Too Much
By Samantha Ellis
The Thing Around Your Neck
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
What are you reading this week?