Weekend Update

I’m away from home this weekend so I actually wrote this on Thursday. A real update will have to wait until next week.

Since my last update:

I did finish Fever by Mary Beth Keane. It was good and had a lot of potential but parts of it particularly in the second half fell a little flat for me.

I started Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. I’m a little wary of this one because I wasn’t much of a fan of a couple of Atkinson’s early books. I’ve heard such good things about this one though, that I decided to give it a try.

I also finished reading On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder. This means that By the Shores of Silver Lake will be my new treadmill book and I hope to catch up with the Little House Readalong schedule soon.

On audio I have been thoroughly enjoying He Shall Thunder in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters. This has a chance of being my favorite book in the Amelia Peabody series so far. After finding Ramses a bit annoying in the earlier books when he was a little child, I’m developing a bit of a literary crush on him now that he’s an adult. I’m not going to finish this until sometime next week but when I do I’m looking forward to chatting with Beth Fish Reads about it since she just finished listening to it recently.

I also started a new graphic novel. I’m reading the fourth book in the Fables series by Bill Willingham. The March of the Wooden Soldiers starts out with a good background piece about some ot the history of the characters in the series and then moves on into an interesting storyline that has me quite curious. Could Red Riding Hood be a spy for the Adversary?

Seriously – If you haven’t started reading the Fables series you really should.

Other than books and reading:
I’m out of town this weekend and have been busy getting ready for that so I’ll just share this video of Abby’s latest obsession. We have a tiny eyelet screw in the top of the door frame that we string a shoelace through. She’ll do this until she can’t jump anymore. She’s developing some excellent jumping skills though.

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Hope you’re having a great weekend!