Monday, July 6, 2015

It's Monday! (7/6/15)

It's Monday! is sponsored by Sheila at Book Journey.
Hope everyone had a great Fourth. We went to my mother's and had an indoor picnic with my brother, his girlfriend, her kids, and my nephew. A very nice time.
I'm still reading the same books this week that I was last week.
Early Warning is going well. It's a big book (450+ pages), and for me to read a chunkster novel that isn't a classic, the author must be doing something right. It's interesting, I don't particularly like any of the characters (and there are lot of them) but I can't stop reading.
My re-read of Around the House and in the Garden is enjoyable, too. I was afraid it would be a little too sad for summertime, but it's more reflective than sad. I enjoy Browning's writing a lot. I've been reading a chapter or two before bed and after getting my fill of Early Warning.
And I'm surprised at how much I'm enjoying Under the Banner of Heaven. Although I have some reservations about how unbiased his retelling of Mormon history is, I've found the book truly captivating.

I'll likely finish Early Warning and Under the Banner of Heaven this week, and then I'll move on to Jim Gaffigan's Food: A Love Story and the audio of Mansfield Park. (Which is likely the first time those two books have ever been read together!) I decided I just may not have it in me to read a big, long Austen novel this year, but it was one of my reading goals, so the audio sounded like a good compromise.

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