This should be the end of an almost month long confinement with plantar fasciitis, for I must return to school this coming Wednesday, and I plan to give a Birthday coffee for a friend turning 83 as well as attend the Third Tuesday Book Club on Tuesday. Monday will be the last day of taking it easy, and probably next week will not be as generous with the amount of reading time offered.
That said, here is what I finished last week: Chasing Vermeer a middle school mystery by Blue Balliett which I listened to on an audio book from the library; Freeks, a YA paranormal romance (I didn’t know such a genre existed!) which I bought in hardback after reading a review of it on Brainfluff; and Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five, which I read so much ABOUT, I thought I had read it, but I was wrong.
Here is what I am continuing to read: The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahata, and The big, fat Sunday edition of today’s Houston Chronicle. Reading the Sunday paper on Sunday afternoon is one thing I do each week for pleasure.
Started this week: A nice “escape read” that was left anonymously at my back door (along with donations to my Little Free Library) that had the word “Good” written on the price label entitled The Friends We Keep by Susan Mallery; and a Kindle version of Who Said I Was Up For Adoption by Colin Chappell, whose blog I follow faithfully.
Temporarily Parked: Racing in the Rain, written also from the dog’s point of view. I am sure I will have to re-read a considerable portion of this Garth Stein paperback, but the excellent writing will make this a pleasure, not a chore.
Watched: A terrific movie Guardians of the Galaxy which had me yelling at the TV because it was so exciting…and the soundtrack! The Valentine’s episode of “Speechless” was well done, as was another twisty-turny episode of “Bull”. I am one episode short of being up to date on my favorite TV soap-opera, Gray’s anatomy, and I began the series on young queen Victoria on PBS, Victoria, as well as watched a PBS documentary on the cousins: Victoria, Alexander, Tzar of Russia and Frederick Wilheim of Germany. It gave a whole new slant to the causes of WWI and the relationships and alliances made during that war, totally fascinating. I also watched the “Today Show” on NBC every morning this past week.
I feel so totally up-to-date on TV viewing and have made a dent in my TBR list as well. It has been a good week.