It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 26, 2015)


Ugh.  I don’t know why, but I’m starting this week out extra grumpy, which is not the best way to begin a new week, but whatever.  This weekend sort of flew by, and I don’t know where it went.  It doesn’t feel like we got much done, either.  On Saturday we made it to Letchworth State Park for our October hike (recap coming soon, after I recap our September hike!) and to check out the turning leaves.  We missed peak by a week or two (don’t get me started) but it was still pretty.  On Sunday I’d hoped to get more work done around the house, but I didn’t really accomplish very much.  Nugget and I ran some errands, and I made lentil soup for the week’s lunches (I’m not a sandwich person, but still try to pack lunch to save money), but that’s it.  The house is trashed and our home improvement projects are still in rough shape.  Well, you can’t win them all, I guess.

As far as reading is concerned, I do have a personal victory to report: I finally finished Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, the new Salman Rushdie novel.  I liked it, but not as much as I have liked the other Rushdie novels I’ve read.  Still, I’m glad I made the time to read it.  Other reading last week: I finished Between the World and Me, which was every bit as stunning as the internet said it would be, and also the first volume of the 2012 Captain Marvel.  So a bit of a light week of reading, but that Rushdie was kind of slow going for a short-ish book.  Now I’m midway through Sorcerer to the Crown, another one that came highly recommended, and I’m loving it so far.  (It’s been billed as a diverse, feminist Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell and that seems to be right on the money.  I loved Jonathan Strange, and I love diversity, and I AM a feminist, so I’m digging Sorcerer to the Crown.)  In addition to Sorcerer, I have two more books due back to the library on Wednesday: My Brilliant Friend and Honor Girl.  So it’s looking like a busy week ahead in reading.

Coming up this week on the blog: my fall list (yes, really) on Wednesday, and the penultimate vacation recap post on Friday.  Check back!

What are you reading this week?

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