Monday, May 23, 2016

It's Monday and I'm back to reading!

I read books this week. I even wrote a post (eventually)! I'm back, ladies and gents!

It's been another good, long week here at the Literary house. In addition to all of the regular craziness, D had a project for school about sharks, the husband was preparing for the church's annual meeting this Sunday, and it was my mom's birthday! We surprised her for dinner and brought cake (chocolate with peanut butter frosting, if you were wondering).

I finished reading both Alias Grace and Bad Feminist this week. I forgot just how immersive reading Atwood can be, but I thought it was a great story. The Bad Feminist essays were an ok read for me. Many of them made me consider things in new light, and I appreciated Gay's thoughtfulness and compassion about the topics she covered.

     Alias Grace   Bad Feminist

This week, I'm really excited to read Chris Cleave's newest book Everyone Brave is Forgiven. Then, since it's finally starting to act like spring in New Jersey, I'm going to give Maine a whirl.

    Everyone Brave is Forgiven     Maine 

What are you reading this week?


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12 comments:

  1. It's kind of terrible, but I've never read anything by Margaret Atwood... I do intend to rectify that though!

    I hope you enjoy you're upcoming reads, Lindsey, and welcome back to the land of the bookish :-P

    Reading With Jade

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    1. I've read a few, but she has written so many books!

      Thanks so much, Jade. It's good to be back. :)

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  2. I'm trying hard to get back into the swing of things as well! Your two books for this week sound good!

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    1. Good luck! I hope this week goes well for you, Julie!

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  3. I really want to read Everything Brave is Forgiven. I hope you enjoy it. I enjoyed Maine. It took me a while to get into it, but it sucked me in. It's a great beach read.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know about your experience reading Maine! If it takes me a while to get hooked, I will hang in there. :)

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  4. Ooo, you have a ton of good books this week! I still haven't read Alias Grace (but have it on my shelves, just waiting for me).

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    1. I'm slowly putting together my Atwood collection. There are so many to collect!

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  5. Everyone Brave is Forgiven is on my list to read. It's receiving great reviews. I hope you enjoy it.

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    1. I love Chris Cleave's novels and I love stories set around WWII, so it seemed like a no-brainer for me!

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