This Week’s Blog Posts:
To my extreme annoyance, I accidentally scheduled two blog posts to go out at the exact same time, instead of Monday and Wednesday as I had planned. Therefore, both my review of White Elephant by Trish Harnetiaux and my silly post about a peppermint-filled Christmas book and a demon Elf on the Shelf book went out at 6:00AM Monday morning. *sigh* The comments were evenly split between the posts, so I left them both up.
Then, on Friday I shared my 2019 stats. Thanks for all the compliments on my pie charts! They’re very easy to do, as it turns out. Also, thanks for the conversation about how you keep track of your own reading, and what you include in your end-of-the-year stats. Over the years I’ve learned to keep track of stats as I go and NOT to wait until December to try and compile.
Next Week’s Blog Posts:
On Monday I’ll be sharing the last #ReadingValdemar post of the year. Jackie @ Death by Tsundoku and I answer some questions about our year-long experience and what we hope for in 2020 as we take on new fantasy novels by Mercedes Lackey.
Thursday is my first book review of the year, so why not make it one about a fat lady? Misadventures of a Curvy Girl is part of the “Misadventures of ______” series, but I haven’t read any of the other books. Looks like they’re all written by different authors, too. Sierra Simone penned Curvy Girl.
Book I’m Reading Aloud to My Spouse:
We’re almost done with Christmas Days by Jeanette Winterson, which is a lovely collection of 12 short stories and 12 recipes. Inventive, humorous, and perfect for the holiday season, we’re both loving it. The story from last night was about an orphanage that was like a cross between Annie and Mrs. Winterson (the author’s mother). Good cheer came in the form of military-ready silver frogs!
Books Added to the TBR Pile:
Thanks to Bill for his recommendation. Also, I received Siddhartha and Pigeon Feathers at my book club gift exchange party, where we supposed to wrap up a book we recommend. So, thanks to Doug and Sara!
AND, exciting news: a new Zora Neale Hurston book is coming out and I have an ARC!