Monday, May 4, 2015

It's Monday! (5/4/15)

It's Monday! is sponsored by Sheila at Book Journey.
Last week I finished the audio of Oprah's What I Know For Sure. It was fabulous. I feel guilty saying that. (And then I feel guilty saying that!) Truly, this book came at the right time in my life. I felt ready for its lessons and challenges. If you're looking for a growth experience, I recommend it highly.

I also finished my re-read of Eat, Pray, Love, and I loved it as much as I did the first time I read it.
This week I'm still re-reading One Writer's Beginnings by Eudora Welty, a southern short-story writer. It was a book that meant a lot to me when I read it in college, always sitting by Bird by Bird in my mind as essential books for wannabe writers.  
When I finished my Oprah audio, I started Malcolm Gladwell's What the Dog Saw. I love how this man's mind works. Suffice it to say, my mind does not work that way. His narrating voice has a soft, dreamy quality that is nice in the mornings. Oprah's was a bit...perky.

I also began Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed, a book of essays by childless/childfree women. Being a part of that camp myself, I'm sure I'll have lots of...thoughts.
And, because I'd had such a productive weekend I was exhausted and unable to concentrate on reading last night, I started Novel Interiors, which shows room interiors that mesh with your favorite books and author's time periods. I purged nearly my entire cache of interior decorating books this weekend, realizing I'd outgrown most of them, but maybe this will be a keeper to start rebuilding my collection.

What are you reading this week?


  1. I'm on the library hold list for Daum's book--you and I will need to have our own little mini-book-club when we both finish it!
    I always really enjoy Gladwell's books--and I may need to find a copy of Novel Interiors just to drool over!

    1. I decided to give up Daum's book while reading it at lunch today. I think I need a more angsty book. :) I'll try to explain later.

      Gladwell is a marvel. He can make anything interesting. And I'll let you know about Novel Interiors. I've only gotten a few pages in, but I am glorying in all the color!