Weekend Update

Bookish Nostalgia November 2017

I totally stole this idea from Kay at Kay’s Reading Life. Every month she looks back in her reading records to see what she was reading this month in past years. I decided that would be fun even though my reading spreadsheet doesn’t go back as far as Kay’s records do.

Bookish Nostalgia

I’ve only been tracking my reading since October 2003 but it’s still fun to take a look back occasionally. Anything before mid-2006 hasn’t been on my blog and some of those old reviews are frankly a little embarrassing at this point. I’ll link to my full reviews when I think are worth reading.

Sometimes my reaction is “I can’t believe I read that” and other times it’s “Oh I remember where I was when I read that one”. and occasionally it’s “I really want to read that again.”

Some of these are pre-blog so the links take you to Powell’s for more information. Links for 2007 and later take you to my review.

2004:
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman – audio edition narrated by Barbara Rosenblat
This is just a fun series about a senior citizen who decides one day to leave her comfortable apartment in New Brunswick, New Jersey and join the CIA. It’s just delightful and Barbara Rosenblat’s narration is wonderful.

2006:
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
This is the first in a wonderful mystery series featuring a young woman private detective in London after World War 1.

2009:
The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi
This true crime story of a serial murder investigation in Florence Italy showed some pretty suspect tactics by the Italian polide. It made me believe that Amanda Knox was probably railroaded by the Italian police.

2011:
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline audio edition narrated by Wil Wheaton
One of my favorite audiobooks of all time. I would love to listen to it again.

Hope you’re having a great weekend!