I completed two fiction books & began my Robert Frost discovery tour (see reviews below).
I updated my much neglected Goodreads page.
I found the #bookadayuk challenge on twitter.
I finished my Christmas shopping.
And we caught up on our backlog of Walking Dead episodes (is no-one safe?!)
I have also spent every evening storm watching from our upstairs verandah!
Sydney has been enjoying (?) a run of dramatic, spectacular summer storms complete with lightning, thunder, wild wind, lashing rain and occasionally hail.
This week’s reading list still contains Adam Spencer’s Big Book of Numbers (I’m now up to the number 36). And I plan to look at two more Robert Frost poems.
I’ve also joined in Ali’s Willa Cather Reading Week – read Ali’s start up post here.
I started it last night with much anticipation. I suspect I will be searching out her other books asap!
I’ve also started Cheryl Strayed’s Tiny Beautiful Things.
I finished last week in need of some ‘balm’. So far it’s a fairly gut-wrenching, emotional experience – a book to be read slowly, piece by piece, with time to absorb the emotional impact of each story.
Tiny Beautiful Things brings the best of Dear Sugar in one place and includes never-before-published columns and a new introduction by Steve Almond. Rich with humor, insight, compassion—and absolute honesty—this book is a balm for everything life throws our way.
I would also love to reread A Christmas Carol before Christmas and was wondering if anyone out there in blog-land would like to join in a readalong with me….or point me in the direction of someone hosting such a readalong?
Later: My low-key, no fuss readalong post is here.
I often find it too surreal to read traditional white Christmas style books during our hot, sultry, summery Christmases. But with all the dramatic, weird storms this past week, I’ve felt a little closer to a white Christmas (hail is white, right?!) than usual.
Living with two teen boys who bah-humbug* around the house, Scrooge has naturally been on my mind!
* Translator’s notes – ‘bah humbug’ is a Victorian phrase of indifference. Now replaced by ‘meh’!
To find out what other bloggers have been up to with their reading week, check out It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
What will you be reading this week?