Monday, April 27, 2015

It's Monday! (4/27/15)

It's Monday! is sponsored by Sheila at Book Journey.
Well, I'm meeting my reading goal of 10 books in April. What a great month it's been. I'm working on May's reading list now, and I think I'll shoot for another 10.
(You're asking: Carrie, wasn't one of my blog goals this year to stop focusing so much on number of books read? Well yes, yes it was. All I can say is, I am what I am.)
Anywho...I finished Between You & Me and A Working Girl Can't Win and The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up last week. I enjoyed Between You & Me which wasn't exactly what I expected, but that's not a bad thing. It's hard to give lessons in grammar and punctuation in a light-hearted way, but Mary Norris does a good job.
A Working Girl Can't Win is a slim volume of poetry that I read when it came out years ago. I wanted to return to it to see if my reactions would have changed any, and I was kind of surprised. Review on this one forthcoming.
And on Saturday evening I finished The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up. And I have things to say. But not yet.

This week I'll be re-reading Eat, Pray, Love and One Writer's Beginnings. I could really go for a "change your life" book, and there's no finer example than Eat, Pray, Love. And not long ago I found my copy of One Writer's Beginnings on my bookcase. I read it for a class in college, and I remember absolutely falling in love with it. It's Eudora Welty's memoir, focusing mainly on her childhood, as I remember.
I also finally found a replacement audio book that will play loud enough for me to hear it in the shower. I went to the public library and picked up five books on CD that are on my TBR, and I started Oprah's What I Know for Sure. It's the perfect book for me to listen to in the mornings when the blues threaten to overwhelm me. And no matter what your personal opinions of Oprah are (or the words "journey" and "soul" for that matter) this is a woman who knows herself.

My April recap and May reading list posts will be forthcoming.
Also, I have broken through a bit of my writer's block and begun writing reviews for the (huh-hm) 30 or so books I haven't reviewed yet. I'll start posting them soon.
What are you reading this week?

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