Monday, March 30, 2015

It's Monday! (3/30/15)
It's Monday! is sponsored by Sheila at Book Journey.
Last week I took a mini Spring Break while the university students were on break. I was home Monday and Tuesday, and I finished this wonderful book:
As with most books that you wait breathlessly for, it wasn't quite as good as my expectations, but there was nothing to complain about either. More on this one later.
When I finished Dead Wake, I didn't really know what to pick up. I'd originally planned to read Life from Scratch, but another foodie memoir didn't sound like what I wanted. Then I thought I'd read The Story of My Life by Helen Keller, but that didn't really appeal to me either.
I finally decided to get a jump on my April book list, and settled on At Home, Bill Bryson's exhaustive (emphasis on exhaustive) tome about the history of "home." My husband asked me how I was liking it (as he has a theory that all big books make me cranky), and I told him it wasn't exactly what I was expecting, and I knew I'd enjoy it more if I'd give into it and accept it for what it is.
Because At Home was making me cranky (yes, score one for hubby), I decided to start a book of poetry, and I've been saving Garrison Keillor's edited collection Good Poems: American Places for April--National Poetry Month. I'm not far into it at all, but I've already marked several lines of pure gold. Amen for poetry.

There is no earthly reason why I'm still reading Little House in the Big Woods, but I am close to finishing it. It's charming but a little too simplistic to hold my attention for long.
And can I just say I'm going to dearly miss Middlemarch when I'm finally finished with it?

I don't know that I'll finish At Home this week, but if I do, I'll be on to something much lighter, likely a memoir.
What are you all reading this week?

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