I finished four books this week AND dropped one…of course, two books that have been on my CS shelf are still there, but that’s OK. Like I mentioned last week, it’s because I like reading these two in sections.
After all the “real life” books I’ve read this week, I’m in desperate need of some fantasy. Seriously, I’ve read some harsh, depressing books lately.
- Brewster by Mark Slouka — so depressing I couldn’t even cry
- Longbourn by Jo Baker — not so much depressing as it was a reminder that things weren’t all roses for everyone in Austen’s time. Kind of like this article mentions.
- Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff — sad subject, happy meter.
- Sense & Sensibility by Joanna Trollope — again, not depressing, but a reminder that asthma sucks.
I usually try to mix up my reading by hopping between genres so it’s time for magic. I need magic (especially before starting our next Book Club pick: The Submission). Hopefully, The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker is the answer.
Also this week…
We went shopping for my nephew’s birthday present this week and (of course) we bought him books (and LEGOs). So you know what that means?!
A wonderful list of suggestions from Barnes & Noble! So this time I bought two early reader super hero books for Deac and The Book Thief for me. The recommendations actually related back to EVERY book we bought…kind of. I mean, I’ve never read Catching Jordan (romantic comedy about football) or Blank Confession (a mystery) but they are both YA titles and I might even like them. Progress, BN, progress. Granted Catching Jordan seems a little off…maybe it’s because of the super heroes? In our culture, football players and super heroes seem to go hand-in-hand. Of course, I haven’t read The Book Thief yet…it could be a romantic comedy about World War II.