This Week’s Blog Posts:
While The Vagina Bible by Dr. Jen Gunter may not be the best pick for an audiobook due to it being too in-depth, this is one reference manual we should all have on our shelves at home. The only downfall, which I realized while responding to comments, is that reference books are often times replaced each year with updated information. Will The Vagina Bible be out-of-date before we know it?
I’m going to stick to sharing two posts on #ReadingValdemar days. My readership seems fairly split between the literary/contemporary bloggers and the science fiction/fantasy bloggers. Just trying to give everyone some valuable content! This week it was The Silver Gryphon by Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon paired with Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey.
Next Week’s Blog Posts:
I joined an online book read-along group (meaning we met every other night instead of once) early in the quarantine, and together we read and discussed Why We Can’t Sleep by Ada Calhoun, a short nonfiction book about the struggles of Gen X women. On the last day of the book club, Calhoun joined us, which was kind of her.
You ever want to go to a place in a novel that just feels like down-home life? Simple problems that cause complex repercussions, funny stories and sassy quips, and maybe fishing metaphors? Okay, maybe that doesn’t sound like you, but I love reading about locations unlike my own, so I picked up Homestyle by Michele Feltman Strider, which is set in Alabama right on the coast. The review (plus a few bonus questions answered by the author!) will be posted Thursday.
Book I’m Reading Aloud to My Spouse:
We’ll finish Tibetan Peach Pie by Tom Robbins very soon, probably Monday. The spouse says when we finish we have to get peach pie. I don’t want some store-bought garbage and I’m not really feeling eating out, so we basically negotiated ourselves down, down until before we knew it we’d settled on toast with apricot preserves. Next, I plan to read to him Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson, another funny memoir that’s written in short bursts that make it easy to decide on a place to stop for the night. He’s graciously agreed.
Books Added to the TBR Pile:
Thanks to Biscuit for her recommendation! Although I didn’t add a lot of books to my TBR, I certainly purchased quite a few that were already on the list, both self-published women on Amazon and from the local independent bookstore. Plus, I tossed into my digital cart some bookish tee-shirts from Out of Print. I didn’t have any plans for my stimulus money and am not interested in eating out more.