Sunday, June 22, 2014
Weekly Update: The First Weekend of Summer
The scene// It's just after noon - a little later than usual for my Sunday post, but it's an absolutely gorgeous summer morning and my husband and I just got back from a 4 mile walk. It's so nice to have him join me, but that does mean no audiobook time ;-) Before the walk, we enjoyed coffee and the newspapers.
Reading// What a week! I can't tell you the last time I finished three books in a single week. They were all fairly short, but still a banner week for me.
Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen was good, but I definitely prefer her nonfiction.
Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill was also good, but the style was a little too choppy for my taste.
The Vacationers by Emma Straub was my pick of the week. I read it in two days and loved it!
This week I need to spend a day working on reviews. There were already several that needed attention, but now I'm feeling a little desperate.
Listening// I'm still enthralled with Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink. Just over six hours to go, so I will definitely finish this week. Let me tell you, this is one disturbing book!
On the blog//
- a Tuesday Intro post featuring Dept. of Speculation
- my summer reading list
- my thoughts on The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon
Up next// I'll start a new book this afternoon, but am not quite sure what it will be. I want to choose a title from my summer reading list, but my mother is encouraging me to read Joshilyn Jackson's latest, Someone Else's Love Story. We'll see...
Other stuff// Have you seen all the photos tagged #100happy days on instagram? (read about it here) I decided to take the challenge. The photo you see at the top of this post was taken this morning and is my day 7 entry. I really like focusing on something happy each day... and it's much easier in the summer!
What are you up to today?
This post will link to It's Monday, What are you Reading? hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.