I missed last week's post due to getting home very late from a Sunday wedding and then going to work on Monday morning. It was a fun weekend though - the wedding was great and I had a relaxing Saturday filled with a day at the hair salon and a trip to Barnes and Noble sans kids. This week, we had Back to School night at D's school, our church picnic, and dinner with my in-laws.
On to the reading! In the past two weeks, I read A House Without Windows, a novel about a woman in Afghanistan who is waiting to be tried for her husband's murder. I followed it up with the new Flavia de Luce book Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd. After that, I read The Dollhouse and finally finished my Jonathan Edwards biography after six weeks of reading.
I'm making good progress with Joe Hill's giant book The Fireman and then I'm going to pick up Wearing God by Lauren Winner.
What are you reading this week?
Looks like a good collection of books - a little bit of fiction and nonfiction, which is my style, too.ReplyDelete
I do try to mix up my reading. I confess to reaching for a novel more easily than a big nonfiction book, though!Delete
I hope you love "The Fireman" as much as I did! It's long, but I absolutely could not put it down!ReplyDelete
I'm definitely intrigued by "A House Without Windows." I actually think I have it on my to-read list but had totally forgotten about it. I'm always interested in Middle East-related books after my husband's deployment to Afghanistan a couple years ago.
I really enjoyed The Fireman but wow, is that a long book!Delete
I liked A House Without Windows. I find novels a really good way to get a little insight into different countries and cultures, although I sometimes have to remind myself that they are still fiction!
A trip to the hair salon and barnes and noble without kids?! Such luxury. ;) I desperately need a hair cut but I just can't seem to figure out when to go.ReplyDelete
House Without Windows sounds intriguing. Had to google the author's name and realized I just picked up The Pearl that Broke Its Shell recently on ebook.
Enjoy the reading!
It was actually a lovely surprise. I was just going to sneak out during naptime and get a quick trim, but my husband insisted I not come home for a while. I didn't complain! :)Delete
Sounds like a busy but fantastic week! And whee! A trip to the bookstore without kids! Lucky you! Have a great week ahead!ReplyDelete
It was pretty great. Books plus a little quiet equals a happy me.Delete
I hope you enjoyed your wedding, sounds like a fun weekend. I love your mixture of books. I am interested in The Dollhouse and The House Without Windows:-)ReplyDelete
Have a lovely week!
Amanda @ Mrs B's Book Reviews
Thanks Amanda! I hope you get the chance to read them soon.Delete
A trip to the bookstore sans kids - bliss!ReplyDelete
I hope you enjoy your upcoming reads :-)
Right? I enjoy bookstore and library trips with the kids, but the freedom to just browse as long as you like without being asked to read a story or answer a question is amazing.Delete
Your the second post I've read tonight with a Flavia de Luce book mentioned. I really should have kept up with those. I only read the first but I liked it. It sounds like you've had a nice couple of weeks.ReplyDelete
It's one of the few series I keep up with. I don't love each of the stories equally, but I'm pretty invested in our young sleuth!Delete
I'm glad you had such a fun weekend and a great reading week! :)ReplyDelete