A friend of my sister's got married this weekend and asked my husband to officiate the wedding. We hopped on a plane very early Thursday morning. Friday was the rehearsal, Saturday was the wedding, and then we headed back home on Sunday evening. In between, we got to spend lots of time with my sister and her husband and explore some beautiful towns in California!
The good thing about traveling is that long plane rides are perfect for reading. I finished The Fireman before we left, but read Wearing God and The Girl With All the Gifts mostly on my flights or waiting in the airport. I also read most of Patient H.M. and started The Taming of the Shrew in preparation for reading Vinegar Girl.
Now it's time to do some laundry, snuggle up with my kids, and try to get used to East Coast time again. What are you reading this week?
What did you think of Patient HM? I tried it, but couldn't get past 30% or so. I feel like it couldn't decide what kind of book it was...story of HM or memoir of the author.ReplyDelete
I really liked it. I think it took me a while to settle in, for exactly the reasons you describe, but I ultimately felt like I learned a lot.Delete
TOTALLY agree! We flew back and forth to South Dakota this summer - it was exhausting but lots of reading time!ReplyDelete
Looks like you fit in lots of good ones this past week! We haven't read any of these yet.
Enjoy your books this week!
Book By Book
The traveling is hard, but it's so nice to have reading and relaxing time!Delete
I'm so excited about The Girl with All the Gifts film adaptation!!ReplyDelete
Me too! I hardly ever go see movies in the theater, but I will certainly be watching this one at some point.Delete
Sounds like a great trip. Hope you have a great week!ReplyDelete
H.M. is on my list. So is Vinegar Girl. Good picks this week. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
H.M. was so fascinating. I really learned a lot!Delete
I'll be excited to hear what you thought of The Girl With All the Gifts! I've not reviewed it yet, but I enjoyed it a lot.ReplyDelete
It was a fun ride, wasn't it? Are you planning to review it?Delete
I have had The Girl With All the Gifts sitting on my TBR shelf for awhile, your post prompted me to dust it off before I see the movie!ReplyDelete
Have a lovely week!
Amanda @ Mrs B's Book Reviews
That was part of my reason for picking it up too. :)Delete
It sounds like you had a nice trip to California - travelling is the perfect time to get some reading in! A number of great titles completed; look forward to hearing your thoughts on The Girl With All The Gifts.ReplyDelete
I hope you have a great week!
Thanks Jade! I can definitely see why they are making it into a movie; it's one of those stories you can see in your head as you read.Delete
I haven't read any of these (I mean, I was supposed to read Taming of the Shrew in college, but I stuck with SparkNotes!)--they look intriguing, though!ReplyDelete
Haha. I actually thought I had read Taming of the Shrew before, but I realized I just loved the movie Ten Things I Hate About You...Delete
Sounds like a fun weekend. I have to say I kind of envy your ability to read on a plane, I can only get so many pages in when I try. Although might be true for reading in public in general.ReplyDelete
Hope you have a great week.
I tend to read anywhere and everywhere! But I certainly understand how it can be tough when so much is going on around you.Delete
I hope you had a great week, Diana!