Monday, May 18, 2015

It's Monday and I bought more books. Whoops.

So our library's book sale was this week. I was sort of good. I only bought three books for me and four for D. And in my defense, I took several bags for our books to the library as donations. But my Thursday night purchases were not so helpful to my toppling tbr shelf.

I played the piano for the entire Sunday morning service at our church. I am pleased to report that there were no major catastrophes. Then I came home and feel asleep on the couch for the afternoon. Making music is hard work!

This week on the blog,  I reviewed Neil Patrick Harris' quirky autobiography and shared mini-reviews of Tiger Lily and Glaciers, two books I read during the April Readathon.

Read This Week:
Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy     Americanah
Scary Close                               Americanah
By Donald Miller                   By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 

Up Next:
The Memory Painter: A Novel      Inside the O'Briens
The Memory Painter                  Inside the O'Briens
By Gwendolyn Womack            By Lisa Genova 

What are you reading this week? 


  1. Gotta buy books at a library sale! Looks like some good ones, love the kids books - I always loved getting books like that, and still remember fondly ordering from the scholastic thing. :) Nothing like books for a young reader.

    Enjoy your week.

    1. Right? How can one not support their library?!? The Scholastic thing is so great! They did it at D's school this year and I went along with him. I can't reveal if I really did it for him or for me, though...

      Thanks Greg!

  2. At least you only bought 3 for yourself. I never have that kind of self-control. Which is precisely why I don't really buy books all that much anymore!

    1. I was careful to only pick up books I knew I wanted to read but really at $1 for hardcovers, it's tough not to buy them all!

  3. You have so many good books going! I have been dying to read Americanah and Inside the O'Brien's sounds great, too.

    Enjoy your books this week -


    Book By Book

    1. Americanah was so, so good. I want to press copies into everyone's hand. Adichie is such a wonderful writer.

  4. Awesome books! O'Brien sounds fantastic as I've said before. I'm glad you loved Americanah. I appreciate it a lot, but it was not for me for some reason.

    1. I wonder if Americanah worked better for me because I had already read some of her work. Had you read anything by Adichie before?