I'm still fighting a miserable cold that has kept me at home all week except for a few quick errands. I did get some reading and reviews done so I don't feel like a total slacker.
This week's books read or reviewed were (2) books I really loved:When Breath Becomes Air; Paul Kalanithi (finished the end of January) and Looking Back: A Chronicle of Growing Up Old in the Sixties; Joyce Maynard (finished Thursday). I do love when a book moves you and these certainly left their marks. I also finished the audio version of American Housewife; Helen Ellis, no review yet, but, I was disappointed by this one.
I have a couple other books in progress or needing to be reviewed. They are, The Madwoman Upstairs; Catherine Lowell - good - fun read. I am in the process of reading River Road; Carol Goodman and French Leave; Anna Gavalda as well. Our bookclub selection for this month is, The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath (which will be a reread - think I read it about 15 years ago).
Lot's of New Books came in the mail last week -
- Black Rabbit Hall; Eve Chase (G.P. Putnam and Penguin Audio)
- Elegies for the Brokenhearted; Christie Hodgen (purchase)
- Empire of Things; Frank Trentmann (Harper)
- Eleanor; Justin Gurley (Crown - Amazon Vine)
- All Stories are Love Stories; Elizabeth Percer (Harper)
- Terrible Virtue; Ellen Feldman (Harper)
- The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can tell Us About the Good Life; Putt and Gross Loh (Simon & Schuster)
- Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl; Mona Awad (Penguin)
- Husband's birthday is on Sunday - we went to the theater to see a live performance and Sunday family will be here for food and cake and then we'll lovingly get them out of the house before the Super Bowl begins and it'll be just the (2) of us for that. (Personally we don't care who wins as the NE Patriot's or Philadelphia Eagles are not in it this year.)
Hope you have a nice day and great week