Monday, November 9, 2015

It's Monday! (11/9/15)

It's Monday! is sponsored by Sheila at Book Journey.
Had a nice relaxing weekend at home with my hubby. Yesterday I made meatballs and spaghetti sauce in the slow cooker. Yum. I did a mountain of laundry. I put away the last of the summer clothes. And I made small progress on organizing my office.
Oh yeah, and I read.
Last week, I finish:
I enjoyed Driving Hungry a lot! I'd gone back and forth on whether to buy it (thus, read it) or not, and I finally bought it on a whim. I'm glad I did. It's Mosler's memoir about her years living in Buenos Aires, New York City, and Berlin. She talks about learning to tango, driving taxi in NYC, and falling in love in (and with) Berlin. Food is sort of an afterthought--though I thought it would be foremost, but that didn't even really bother me. I really just loved being taken for the ride.
Last week, I started:
I love books about the White House. And I love books full of odd trivia, especially presidential. The Residence is both, and I'm loving every page of it. I highly recommend it.
This week, I continue with:
I'm still loving A Light in the Window. There's actually quite a bit to chew on regarding relationships. I hadn't expected that in a light novel.
I'm sad to be nearing the end of The Art of Losing. I'm finding some really good poems.
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating is not a great fit for me. I'm unsure why. I don't mind books where very little goes on, I love "quiet" books, and I love learning trivia about unusual things (in this case, snails), but I'm just not loving this book. I think it has to do with the lack of intimacy between author and reader. I know nothing about her other than she's convalescing.
Next, I'll probably pick up:

Even though I'll just be finishing a political book with The Residence, I've been chomping at the bit to get to Rosemary, so I think it will be next.

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