This Week’s Blog Posts:
A relatively average week with two blog posts! On Wednesday I shared my review of Wilderness Tips, a vicious and lovely collection of short stories, including one about a woman who has an ovarian cyst the size of a grapefruit removed and kept in a jar on her mantle, by Margaret Atwood.
I also shared a post celebrating National Audio Book month, noting some of my favorite audio book experiences, both fiction and memoir. A voice actor can really make or ruin a book, and I’ve said that thrillers are enhanced by a convincing voice.
Next Week’s Blog Posts:
I was going through the links on my Reading Fat Women project and noticed that I only have two comic book recommendations! A quick search led me to learn that Faith by Jody Houser has three more books out. I re-read the first one, Hollywood and Vine, to catch me up. Expect to see reviews for the next three trade paperback comic collections: California Scheming, Superstar, and The Faithless.
Following the schedule Jackie @ Death By Tsundoku and I created, on Monday you will get a review of Winds of Fury. I’m disappointed by how flabby and poorly-edited this book, the 10th that we’ve read, is.
Slow Reads in Progress:
Book By a Male Author: The characters in Irvine Welsh’s Porno have now actually written a script for their pornographic film, forgetting that money and casting matters more than they think. Spud is researching Leith, which I love, and Begbie is sure to connect with Renton soon — and attempt to kill him.
Book I’m Reading Aloud to My Spouse: The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton continues to be a spouse-pleaser. Now that the Ruth and her husband have a baby, Ruth’s domineering mother pulls the reins on everything in an attempt to convince her daughter and son-in-law what inept parents they are.
Books Added to the TBR Pile:
I’ve been playing around with the formatting of Sunday Lowdown. What do you like? What do you wish I would bring back that I got rid of? Thanks for your feedback; it is much appreciated!