“It’s Monday! What are you reading?” is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what we’ve read the past week and planning to read next.
I was putting the baby to sleep last night and was just musing about how I wish he would stay a baby forever. How different it was with Wee Reader, whom I couldn’t wait to grow and meet all those exciting developments like rolling over, crawling, walking, talking! Now he’s 2.5 and is this fully functioning, walking, talking, thinking little boy, who sometimes says the funniest things and is obsessed with most things with wheels (“tomorrow go buy new car, ok?” was the last thing he said to me as I turned out the lights last night). The baby turns five months tomorrow. Five months! It feels like just last week when we brought him home from the hospital and he was this tiny thing who wouldn’t open his eyes. Now he giggles at everything and loves to smile at everyone.
Alright, enough! And on to the books!
Before I go to sleep – S.J. Watson
A woman wakes up each morning not knowing who she is – each night her memory wipes itself clean. Quite fascinating so far.
Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing – Anya Von Bremzen
Mrs Queen takes the train – William Kuhn
For an upcoming book tour
A Baked brownie. So sinful. So rich. I only had a third of this slice. But it’s so good!
Green tea. To cleanse some of that richness!
Looking forward to:
Well, NOT looking forward to the husband’s being away from tomorrow to Friday night for work!
Tales of terror from the tunnel’s mouth – Chris Priestley
Review to come – hopefully!
The wise man’s fear (Kingkiller Chronicle #2) – Patrick Rothfuss
Oh. Oh. Oh…
Rothfuss wrote such an excellent book with The Name of the Wind, so I think part of me was a little disappointed with this one. I was hoping things would move a little more. But no, we have long walks by the beach and staring into the abyss. Ok not really but I don’t want to spoil anything for you if you haven’t read it yet. Because I’m still recommending reading Rothfuss! He writes such a good story, even if it meanders a bit too much in this one. And he creates such unforgettable characters. I’m just waiting for the third book – hopefully next year?
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot #4) – Agatha Christie
Oh! I did not really see this one coming… ! It’s supposed to be one of her best books. I can see why.
What are you reading this week?