This Week’s Blog Posts:
Welcome to July! Since we had both a new month and a holiday (in the United States), Grab the Lapels had two extra posts. On Monday, I shared what I will be reading in July. Tuesday was a review of The Snow Queen, an award-winning science fiction novel published in 1980 that is actually part of a series (who knew?!) that I’ll keep reading. Thursday was the 4th of July, so I posted a collage of red, white, and blue book covers to celebrate. Lastly, on Friday I shared a review of a rather disappointing work of journalism about black women on the heavy metal scene.
Next Week’s Blog Posts:
On Tuesday, I’ll share my review of Orange is the New Black, an audio book read by Cassandra Campbell. It’s the perfect memoir — or not — depending on what you’re looking for.
Come Monday I’ll share my review of Storm Warning, book number I’ve-lost-count in the #ReadingValdemar 2019 project. Much to my relief, this novel is, thus far, exciting, well-plotted, and has some great characters! I’m very excited for my Friday review of Nothing is Okay by Rachel Wiley, who wrote a collection of striking, cheeky poetry about being a fat, bi-racial, queer woman.
Slow Books in Progress:
Book by a Male Author: None, currently.
Book I’m Reading Aloud to My Spouse: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Poor Davy Copperfield! His mum has died, his Peggoty was fired, and he’s be pulled from school where his beloved (albeit shyster of a friend) Steerforth resides! However, he’s back at piratical Mr. Peggoty’s wonderful (ahem, modest) boat house — but who knows who will care for him after his visit.
Books Added to the TBR Pile: