Weekend Update – Bookish Nostalgia September 2017

Posted by on Sep 17, 2017 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Weekend Update

Bookish Nostalgia August 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.

 

2005:
Mrs. Pollifax on Safari by Dorothy Gilman – audio edition narrated by Barbara Rosenblat
This is such a delightful series and the one that kicked off my love for Barbara Rosenblat as a narrator.

 

2006:
One Foot in Eden by Ron Rash
This continues to be one of my all time favorite books. I should read it again.

 

2008:
Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
As old as this one is I was surprised that it didn’t feel more dated. It’s a short book but the gradually building tension makes it disturbing but good.

 

2009:
Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden
This is the beginning of a great series about a group of Australian teens and what they do when war breaks out. I have the final two books on my ereader but haven’t read them yet.

 

 

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Weekend Update – The Bookish Nostalgia July 2017 Edition

Posted by on Jul 23, 2017 in Blogging/Reading, Bookish Nostalgia, Uncategorized, Weekend Update | 2 comments

Weekend Update

Bookish Nostalgia July 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.”

Most 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.

2007:
Lincoln’s Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural by Ronald C. White Jr.
“Who knew a book about a speech could be so interesting? Yes, it was 210 pages about a speech that was only 703 words long.”

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
I waited to read this one because everyone seemed to be reading it for a while.
“I had some mixed feelings about this book. I think the background of the cultural and societal stuff was actually more interesting to me than the actual relationship and story of Lily and Snow Flower. ”

2008:
Audiobook – Peter and the Shadow Thieves by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.
Narrated by Jim Dale this is one from a fun adventure series that is set up as a prequel to Peter Pan. Techinically it is a series for children but I enjoyed it.

2009:
Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
I was so glad to finally read this one. I should read it again. It’s so deliciously creepy.

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It’s Monday What Are You Reading #84

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Uncategorized | 8 comments

Monday What Are You Reading #65

It’s Monday What Are You Reading? is a weekly reading roundup is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

This is technically a weekly meme but I don’t read fast enough to make that worthwhile so I post it every two or three weeks.

Finished in Print

Queen & Country Vol. 7: Operation Saddlebags by Greg Rucka

Queen & Country Vol. 7: Operation Saddlebags by Greg Rucka

This spy thriller comic series is extremely well done.

 

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

This little science fiction novella was just wonderful. Put it on your list for your next readathon stack. I’m looking forward to the second in this trilogy.

 

Continued in Print

Miss Buncle's Book by D.E Stevenson

Miss Buncle’s Book by D.E. Stevenson

This book has been on my TBR list for ages. I’m glad to finally be reading it. It’s just delightful

 

Finished on Audio

Get Well Soon by Jennifer Wright narrated by Gabra Zackman

Get Well Soon by Jennifer Wright narrated by Gabra Zackman

I enjoyed listening to this nonfiction about plagues and the folks who fought to stop them. I would recommend the print over the audio edition.

 

Started on Audio

Unmentionable the Victorian Ladys Guide to Sex Marriage & Manners by Therese O'Neill narrated by  Betsy Foldes Meiman

Unmentionable the Victorian Ladys Guide to Sex Marriage & Manners by Therese O’Neill narrated by Betsy Foldes Meiman

I just started this one yesterday and it’s fun. Makes me glad to have been born in the 20th century.

 

Reviews since my last update:

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Queen & Country Vol. 7: Operation Saddlebags by Greg Rucka

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

 

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It’s Monday What Are You Reading #76

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Uncategorized | 8 comments

Monday What Are You Reading #65

It’s Monday What Are You Reading? is a weekly reading roundup is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

This is technically a weekly meme but I don’t read fast enough to make that worthwhile so I post it every two or three weeks.

Finished in Print

The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer

The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer

This is the second in Archer’s Clifton Chronicles. The Hubster recently finished the series and enjoyed it. It’s been a while since I finished the first book so it’s nice to get back to this series.

 

Werewolves of the Heartland by Bill Willingham

Werewolves of the Heartland by Bill Willingham

This graphic novel is part of Willingham’s Fables series. I love the series and Bigby is one of my favorite characters but I didn’t enjoy this graphic novel.

 

Started in Print

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

This post apocalyptic suspense story is just delightfully creepy.

 

Descender Vol. 2: Machine Moon by Jeff Lemire

Descender Vol. 2: Machine Moon by Jeff Lemire

I love all things Lemire. I reread the first volume of this amazing comic series to refresh my memory before diving headfirst into this volume

 

Finished on Audio

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell

This was our road trip audiobook this weekend

 

Continued on Audio

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley narrated by Jayne Entwistle

I had heard good things about the audio editions of this series so I decided to give it a try, Flavia de Luce is a great character and Jayne Entwistle does a fabulous job as her voice.

 

Reviews since my last update:

This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash

Fables: Werewolves of the Heartland by Bill Willingham

The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer

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