Sunday, February 7, 2016

It's Monday; let's talk books!

Hello again, literary gals and guys. How are things in your neck of the woods?

I think the general mood in our house is exhausted. It feels like someone or multiple someones has been sick for forever and life just didn't stop to compensate. I would gladly take a few days to sleep, get the house back in order, and just catch up on life. I'm hoping February and March are a bit kinder.

This week, I read The Hours Count and Making It Home. Both were good, although the second was "ignore everything on a Sunday afternoon until you finish" good. On the blog, I posted about chapters 20-26 of Alexander Hamilton and reviewed The Queen of the Night

          The Hours Count    Making It Home

I have two long-term reads going right now. The first is Alexander Hamilton, which I am reading along with the other history fans at Reading Rambo. The second is Headstrong, a look at the often forgotten female scientists who have changed the world. That readalong is hosted by Doing Dewey Decimal.

         Alexander Hamilton   Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World

Next up for me is The Gone-Away World, from my shelves, and The Bluest Eye, which will be my first Morrison. I know, I know, I will be returning my English degree shortly...

           The Gone-Away World    The Bluest Eye 

What are you reading this week?

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21 comments:

  1. Hmm The Bluest Eye sounds very interesting, just went off to read up a little about it.

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    1. I wanted to read Morrison, and Book Riot suggests The Bluest Eye as a good starting point.

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  2. I read The Bluest Eye for my literary analysis class my senior year of college. I thought it was pretty good. The Hours Count and Making It Home both have beautiful covers...I'll have to check them out on Goodreads. :)

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    1. I wonder if Goodreads notices a big bump in traffic on Mondays. I'm certainly running over there a lot!

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  3. I've never read Morrison either. She is constantly being recommended to me. Hope you love the book!

    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2016/02/a-tech-of-week-technology-conference-in.html

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  4. Those "ignore everything on a Sunday afternoon until you finish" kind of books are the best!! I'd like to read every single one of the books you've listed here. Hope you're all healthy soon :)

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    1. Don't you wish you had free weekends every time so you can finish all your books? :)

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  5. Seems like some pretty good books. I haven't read any of them, but some of them look pretty good!

    Happy Reading!
    Punkie @Fluttering Hearts Reviews
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    1. Always happy to add to my fellow bookworm's tbr lists! :)

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  6. Headstrong sounds like a fun read! Also such an attractive cover! Hope you're enjoying it.

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    1. It is so interesting. I think I have a new favorite scientist and then I read the next entry and decide that she is my favorite instead!

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  7. Love 'ignore tasks' books. Combined with being exhausted they are the best. Hope you will feel better soon.

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    1. Thank goodness for lazy afternoons curled up with a book! They can save the rest of the week, right?

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  8. I've been meaning to get my hands on The Bluest Eye - I heard that it's an achingly-beautiful read.

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  9. I've been meaning to get my hands on The Bluest Eye - I heard that it's an achingly-beautiful read.

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  10. Confession: I've never read anything by Toni Morrison, either. I should really change that. I'm looking forward to hearing how you liked The Bluest Eye!

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  11. The Bluest Eye is a great starting point for Morrison. I've only read a couple of her books, but that's definitely a memorable one.

    I'll be curious your thoughts on the Nick Harkaway. I received that book as an ARC and still haven't read it. Bad bad Trish! LOL!

    Enjoy!

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  12. I hope your February has been easier so far! Thanks for taking the time to join in on the Headstrong readalong :)

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