- Fall walked through that screen door and let it slap shut with a bang! Heck yes!
- My little three-person book club is halfway through Chocolat by Joanne Harris, and I’m excited to continue this book and series.
- Nick made me chocolate chip cookies, which I ate while watching The Nun, my horror pick for Friday. I didn’t care about the characters too much, but there were a few good scares.
- I tried a new recipe, Jamaican Stew, which turned out. Booyah!
- I finished reading The Potato Masher Murder, a true crime novel set a few blocks from the library where I work. Both people in the marriage were vile, and the newspapers of the day, circa 1906, were full of gossip rather than facts. The link above goes to my thoughts on Goodreads.
- This bird-dog team:
THIS WEEK’S BLOG POSTS
Quite a variety! I started with One to Watch, a fat-positive modern novel by Kate Stayman-London that had me smiling. Then, I shared the umpteenth book review in the #ReadingValdemar series. It’s still fun! Exile’s Honor features an adult character from a warring neighbor nation who is Chosen, bringing something new to Mercedes Lackey’s oeuvre. Lastly, an interview with Tara Lynn Masih whose co-authored book is on the horizon. Thanks for sending her such great comments and questions!
NEXT WEEK’S BLOG POSTS
A collection I purchased a few years ago, Gutshot by Amelia Gray, promised to be fun but kept sliding back on my TBR. You know how that goes. When Emily @ Literary Elephant mentioned she wanted to read Gutshot, too, we arranged a buddy read. My review will be posted Tuesday.
See No Stranger by Valarie Kaur is a timely read, and I do mean timely. With 9/11 only two days ago, and all the patriotism people in the U.S. display on that day, it’s important to remember that although we united in 2001 in some ways, Americans behaved abhorrently in others. Violence and anti-Muslim propaganda flooded the media and minds of many who grieved, because for the first time, my generation felt that everything could be taken away from us. And yet, what about those U.S. citizens, immigrants, refugees — neighbors — who were murdered as a result of Muslim fear? My review of See No Stranger will be posted Thursday.
BOOKS ADDED TO THE TBR PILE
I added My Real Name is Hanna after learning more about Tara Lynn Masih in her interview. Also, thanks to Bill @ Australian Legend for sharing his review of Jessica White’s novel, which I didn’t pick up, but I did get her book Hearing Maud.