Monday, March 23, 2015

It's Monday (3/23/15)
It's Monday! is sponsored by Sheila at Book Journey.
Yay! I'm on spring break! Just sitting around in comfy clothes, reading to my heart's content.
Last week I finished two books, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier and Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls. I don't read a lot of suspense or romance books (in fact, none), so Rebecca was a thrilling Englishy read that kept me reading and wondering "what's gonna happen next?"
As for Half Broke Horses, if you enjoyed Walls' The Glass Castle, you'll enjoy this one. HBH is the story of Jeannette Walls' grandmother Lily Casey Smith who was a rough-around-the-edges rancher and schoolteacher in the Southwest in the early part of the 20th Century. We also meet Wall's mother, Rosemary, who appears in The Glass Castle. Supposedly, the events of the novel are true, only the dialogue is made up.

When I finished Half Broke Horses, I picked up the long anticipated Dead Wake.
I'm also reading Little House in the Big Woods, and I continue with the audio of George Eliot's Middlemarch. The end is near, as I'm on disc 18 of 25. I can't wait to see how all the various plot threads are tied up at the end.

What's next? I think I'll pick up something I bought recently, probably Helen Keller's The Story of My Life.
What are you reading this week?

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