It’s Monday What Are You Reading #81

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Blogging/Reading, What Are You Reading? | 4 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 Stingray Shuffle by Tim Dorsey

The Stingray Shuffle by Tim Dorsey

This series is wacky and fun and I’m glad I read another one. I need to read more soon though, because The Hubster is two books ahead of me.

 

Black Hammer: Secret Origins by Jeff Lemire

Black Hammer: Secret Origins by Jeff Lemire

I am a huge fan of Jeff Lemire and this first volume of a new series from him was wonderful.

 

The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery

The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery

I never read any of the Anne of Green Gables books but when a friend told me that the main character of this book was her favorite Montgomery character I decided to check it out. It’s a lovely little romance that’s a bit different and I agree that the main character is great.

 

Fairest Vol. 1: Wide Awake by Bill Willingham

Fairest Vol. 1: Wide Awake by Bill Willingham

This is the first volume of another spinoff from Willingham’s Fables series. It was fun.

 

Started in Print

The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean

The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean

This is fun and interesting nonfiction about the elements of the Periodic Table. Lots of intersting scientific history.

 

Finished on Audio

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Norma? by Jeanette Winterson

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Norma? by Jeanette Winterson narrated by the author.

This memoir by the author of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a look back at her tough childhood.

 

Started on Audio

Imitation in Death by J.D. Robb narrated by Susan Ericksen

Imitation in Death by J.D. Robb narrated by Susan Ericksen

This series has been a guilty pleasure of mine for years. After listening to the audio of the previous book I’m not going back to the print editions. Susan Ericksen does a great job of narrating this mix of police procedural, light science fiction, and romance.

 

Reviews since my last update:

The Buffalo West Wing by Julie Hyzy

Black Hammer Vol. 1: Secret Origins by Jeff Lemire

The Stingray Shuffle by Tim Dorsey

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson narrated by the author

 

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It’s Monday What Are You Reading #80

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Blogging/Reading, What Are You Reading? | 2 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

1776 by David McCullough

1776 by David McCullough

I’m glad I finally read this. It’s been on my shelf for ages. I enjoyed learning more about the events of this pivotal year.

 

Started in Print

The Stingray Shuffle by Tim Dorsey

The Stingray Shuffle by Tim Dorsey

This series is wacky and fun and I’m glad to be reading another one.

 

Black Hammer: Secret Origins by Jeff Lemire

Black Hammer: Secret Origins by Jeff Lemire

I am a huge fan of Jeff Lemire and I’m happy to be starting another comic series of his.

 

Finished on Audio

Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith narrated by Lisette Lecat

Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith narrated by Lisette Lecat

I really enjoy this series. It’s like comfort food for me.

 

Started on Audio

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Norma? by Jeanette Winterson

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Norma? by Jeanette Winterson narrated by the author.

This memoir by the author of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a look back at her tough childhood.

Reviews since my last update:

Chew Vol. 12: Sour Grapes by John Layman

1776 by Daid McCullough

Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith narrated by Lisette Lecat

 

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It’s Monday What Are You Reading #79

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Blogging/Reading, What Are You Reading? | 4 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 Frozen Thames by Helen Humphreys

The Frozen Thames by Helen Humphreys

Historical fiction with each chapter set in one of the 40 times that the river Thames has frozen solid.

 

Chew Vol. 12: Sour Grapes by John Layman

Chew Vol. 12: Sour Grapes by John Layman

This is the final volume of this oddly interesting series. It was a good wrap up.

 

Started in Print

1776 by David McCullough

1776 by David McCullough

I’m glad I finally read this. It’s been on my shelf for ages. I’m enjoying learning more about the events of this pivotal year.

 

Continued on Audio

Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith narrated by Lisette Lecat

Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith narrated by Lisette Lecat

We were away for a few days so I didn’t get as much audiobook time as normal. I love listening to Lisette Lecat’s narration of this series.

 

Reviews since my last update:

A Symphony of Echoes by Jodi Taylor

Descender Book Three: Singularities by Jeff Lemire

The Frozen Thames by Helen Humphreys

 

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It’s Monday What Are You Reading #78

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Blogging/Reading, What Are You Reading? | 6 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

A Symphony of Echoes by Jodi Taylor

A Symphony of Echoes by Jodi Taylor

Book two in Taylor’s Chronicles of St. Mary’s series. It’s time travel adventure and just fun.

 

Descender Book Three: Singularities by Jeff Lemire

Descender Book Three: Singularities by Jeff Lemire

This is the third in Lemire’s series about an empathetic robot child and this one fills in some back stories of some of the characters.

 

Started in Print

The Frozen Thames by Helen Humphreys

The Frozen Thames by Helen Humphreys

Historical fiction with each chapter set in one of the 40 times that the river Thames has frozen solid.

 

Finished on Audio

This Time Together by Carol Burnett

This Time Together by Carol Burnett

This is a fairly short audiobook. I grew up watching the Carol Burnett show. This is sort of a memoir in a series of anecdotes from her life and career. She is delightful to listen to and a great storyteller.

 

Started on Audio

Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith narrated by Lisette Lecat

Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith narrated by Lisette Lecat

 

Reviews since my last update:

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

This Time Together by Carol Burnett (Audio)

The Very First Damned Thing by Jodi Taylor (Short Story)

 

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It’s Monday What Are You Reading #77

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Blogging/Reading, What Are You Reading? | 2 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

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

This post apocalyptic suspense story was just delightfully creepy.

 

Descender Book Two: Machine Moon by Jeff Lemire

Descender Book Two: Machine Moon by Jeff Lemire

This is the second in Lemire’s series about an empathetic robot child and the troubles in the universe he gets caught up in. I loved it.

 

The Very First Damned Thing by Jodi Taylor

The Very First Damned Thing by Jodi Taylor

This is a short story prequel to Taylor’s Chronicles of St. Mary’s time travel adventure series. I read the first book several years ago and decided to read this story before continuing with the second book in the series.

 

Started in Print

A Symphony of Echoes by Jodi Taylor

A Symphony of Echoes by Jodi Taylor

Book two in Taylor’s Chronicles of St. Mary’s series. It’s time travel adventure and just fun.

 

Finished 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.

 

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher narrated by the author

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher narrated by the author

This short audio is Carrie Fisher’s book version of stories from her life that she used in her stage show. It was a good visit with her.

 

Started on Audio

This Time Together by Carol Burnett

This Time Together by Carol Burnett

This is another fairly short audiobook. I grew up watching the Carol Burnett show. This is sort of a memoir in a series of anecdotes from her life and career. She is delightful to listen to and a great storyteller.

 

Reviews since my last update:

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

Descender Book Two: Machine Moon by Jeff Lemire

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

 

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It’s Monday What Are You Reading #75

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Blogging/Reading, What Are You Reading? | 12 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

This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash

This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash

All of my friends who recommended this book were right. I loved it.

 

Started 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 this on featuring Bigby Wolf is good so far.

 

Abandoned in Print

The Likeness by Tana French

The Likeness by Tana French

I wanted to love this but it just wasn’t working for me. Maybe some other time.

 

Finished on Audio

H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

I don’t think I would have finished this one in print but the author’s narration totally made the audio. I loved listening to her. There were parts of this I enjoyed and other parts I didn’t like as much. I think the fact that I only listen to audiobooks in the car and therefore in small increments helped with this one.

 

Started 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:

H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

The Likeness by Tana French

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