Sunday, November 27, 2016

It's Monday, how was your Thanksgiving?

Hello bibliophiles! How was your Thanksgiving?

It's been a good week here. It was great to spend Thanksgiving with my family, even if we only saw some of our siblings via Skype. We have officially decorated our house, my parent's house, our church, and we even saw Santa Claus ride through town on a fire truck. Christmas season has officially started at our house.

This week, I read the memoirs My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me and The Middle Place. I found it difficult to read solely about a cancer diagnosis or the knowledge that your grandfather was an infamous Nazi, so I simultaneously read Blind Submission which hit the literary mystery sweet spot.

           My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past     Blind Submission    The Middle Place

Now I'm reading Sam Maggs' Wonder Women and Lyndsay Faye's Dust and Shadow. I guess we're hitting the time of year where we catch up on those books we meant to read earlier in the year and enjoy some backlist titles!

         Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History    Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson


What are you reading this week?

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10 comments:

  1. I get what you mean about having to have books to counteract other books. I'm reading one right now that features a very hostile marriage--and so I decided to load up a romance to balance it out!

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  2. We've had Christmas decorations up in the shopping mall for quite a while, and Santa's already set up for photos - it all just seems too soon, I'm not ready!!

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  3. Wonderwomen is one I can't wait to read (I have it on hold at the library) and I'm hoping to get to it soon. I hope you're enjoying it and your other reads. My Grandfather Would Have Shot me is going on my hold list as well.
    Have a great readding week.
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    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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  4. How can it be Monday already?! Sounds like you had a great holiday. We were going to decorate but then we got lazy ;) I have one evil cat who thinks the decorations are his personal playground so the longer we wait, the better.

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  5. I can't read more than one book at a time but I do alternate light with dark so to speak. It is hard when you are reading a dark book or one that is emotional.

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  6. It's nice and sometimes necessary to be eclectic! We all need to fulfill what our mood is telling us we want to immerse ourselves in!
    I would like the Lyndsay Faye book I believe. Recently I posted a few thoughts on Jack the Ripper but I never read this book yet. Thanks for pointing out the other ones, but they sound depressing right about now, because they are true. I think I'm more into handling fictional dark stories, not real ones, this month.

    Thanks, Lindsey for suggestions I might look at in the future.

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  7. This week I am reading some good paranormal romance novels. Here is my IMWAYR?: http://shoshireads.weebly.com/home/its-monday-what-are-you-reading8953090

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    1. Sounds good! Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. I want to read My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me, but I'm just not sure I can handle something of that nature. Maybe I should pair it with something much lighter!

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    1. That's exactly what I did. I appreciated that the book is broken up into small sections, so you can take it slowly and with a lot of breaks!

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