Sunday, February 5, 2017

It's Monday. Can we get a different week, please?

What a week. I find myself feeling particularly weary. Parenting has been a bit, well, challenging this week. People seem to be particularly nasty and careless lately. I feel like we could all use a little bit of kindness and a few easy days right about now.

Anyway, let's talk books! I read The Wicked City, a novel about a modern woman's connection to a 1920s speakeasy. I finished out the week with Uprootedwhich I have been meaning to read for way too long.


I'm still reading Faithfully Feminista collection of essays about Christian, Jewish, and Muslim women who make space for feminism within their faith. I like reading essay collections, but I usually find myself needing some faster reading to go with it, so I'm reading Margaret Atwood's Hag-Seed

What are you reading this week?

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  1. Wicked city looks like a fabulous read, such a striking ocver and love the idea of a modern woman finding a connection to the 1920's.I'll check back for your thoughts.
    So sorry to hear parenting has been hard on you this week. Hang in there. I do hope some kindness shines a light your way soon.

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    1. I already reviewed it! You should be able to see it in the sidebar, with my February posts.

      Thanks for the encouragement, Amanda!

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  2. I have Uprooted on my TBR for this year. Really looking forward to reading it. Hope you enjoy your next read!

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    1. I can see why everyone was buzzing about it; it was a great read!

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  3. I'm in-between library books this week, so I've been rereading some old favorites...comfort books that make me happy. :)

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    1. It seems like a great time to do that. Which ones are you rereading?

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  4. Sorry you had a rough week :( We could all use more kindness.

    I have heard good things about Uprooted.

    Enjoy your books this week -

    Sue

    Book By Book

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    1. Thanks Sue. I hope you enjoy your books too!

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  5. I enjoyed Uprooted. I was a little uncertain because I didn't enjoy or even finish the last couple Temeraire books. I hope life gets easier for both of us. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. It was my first time reading that author, but Uprooted seems to be her breakout book.

      I hope your week was an uneventful one!

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  6. I've been wanting to read Uprooted; I've heard so many good things about it and, let's face it, that cover is gorgeous. Wicked City sounds really interesting. Always love a good connection to a 1920s speakeasy. ^_^
    Thanks for stopping by my IMWAYR

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    1. Right? A good cover certainly does not hurt.

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  7. I have Uprooted. I'm afraid it might fall into my new genre, Books-that-Only-Appeal-to-Book-People. I need to take a look at your review.

    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/02/books-that-could-use-little-moreparis.html?m=1

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    1. Haha, I do enjoy that genre myself. I think Uprooted falls pretty squarely in the fantasy realm, so it might appeal to lots of people.

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  8. Hmmm Faithfully Feminist sounds like something I might enjoy. I'll have to check it out.

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    1. It's an interesting collection. It certainly makes you feel like you are not alone as a woman who balances faith and feminism.

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  9. Awww - I hope this week goes way better for you. I haven't read anything by Beatriz Williams but they always look so good. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Susan. I hope you had a great week too!

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