I had a good reading week, both regarding the quality and quantity of the books I read. I’m still a bit behind on reviews– those that are posted already are linked from the title of the book.
I can’t even begin to say how wonderful I found The Gift of an Ordinary Day by Katrina Kenison. This memoir was beautifully written, and really had me reflecting on the value of the ordinary in our lives. I’m thrilled that Hachette books is allowing me to host a giveaway for 5 copies, I’d encourage you to check it out if you haven’t already.
I also read Laced With Magic by Barbara Bretton for a blog tour next Wednesday with Pump Up Your Book Promotions. I’ll give my full review then, but I will say now that I really enjoyed reading it.
I picked up Only Milo by Barry Smith for a quick, in-between other books read. It went even faster than expected, both due to the short length and the entertaining read. Look for my full review soon!
That was my reading on paper for the week. On audio, I had:
Mercy Street by Mariah Stewart was a good romantic mystery/thriller. I really liked the characters, and look forward to reading more of this author’s work.
I listened to Looking For Alaska by John Green to discuss with my Book Club L on Wednesday. I’m really looking forward to hearing what the other members thought about it– there is much to talk about here. I’ll post my review on Thursday, after incorporating what my club members had to say. And yes, I liked it.
Total for the week: 5 books (although I’m not quite sure Only Milo counts as an entire book!). Woo Hoo!
I’m currently planning on starting Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant tomorrow (on paper). After that (or if I need to break for a lighter read) I’ll pick up How to Tame a Modern Rogue by Diana Holquist.
I have The Accidental Time Machine by Joe Haldeman queued up on my MP3 player. At some point during the week, I’ll start listening to Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas for my other book club, currently scheduled to meet on Labor Day.