Wow, that was some week. In case you didn’t know, it was Book Blogger Awareness Week. In which I added lots of books to my TBR list and lots of new-to-me bloggers to my blog reader. It was a blast!
An Incomplete Revenge (Maisie Dobbs #5) -Jacqueline Winspear
For an upcoming blog tour
The Dead Ladies Project: Exiles, Expats, and Ex-Countries – Jessa Crispin
Children of the Jacaranda Tree – Sahar Delijani
Hunger makes me a modern girl – Carrie Brownstein (an audiobook! read by the author!)
Scribd’s announcment (that they’re doing away with unlimited ebooks! GGAAAHHH!) was the push I needed to start reading all these books (except the Winspear) that I had put in my ‘library’ but hadn’t begun reading yet.
The Vegetarian – Han Kang
Update: so while I had originally read somewhere that this book was written in English, turns out it wasn’t and it is indeed a translated book
Ok so I thought this was a translated book but turns out she wrote it in English. So I am slightly disappointed. But that sounds silly because I’m just glad this book by a Korean author has been making waves.
I had seen bits and pieces of it on the plane to Singapore last November but sitting with two kids under five for a sixteen hour flight (and that’s just the first leg) means one doesn’t get to watch the whole movie (or keep one’s sanity but that’s another story).
But I was surprised at how adult it seemed. As in I wasn’t sure if this was a Pixar movie a kid would enjoy. Is that why last year they also released The Good Dinosaur? That was the first time Pixar had two releases in one year.
Tea. Always tea.
I’m not a good meal planner as I never actually stick to any plans I do make! I have a bag of spinach in the fridge though so I may throw that into some kind of baked pasta. I also have some tilapia fillets that I may bake in foil packets, with, if I can get them, some nice asparagus.
Added to the TBR list:
- What She Left by T.R. Richmond (via Dolce Bellezza) – somehow the cover makes me think of Fates and Furies though
- What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera (via Word by Word) – I had already added this to my list after reading Munaweera’s debut, Island of a Thousand Mirrors, but Claire’s review has made me more eager to read this one and bumped it up my list!
- I really like Stefan Zweig’s Post-Office Girl when I read it last year, so I was happy to learn that Pushkin Press is publishing his collected novellas (via His Futile Preoccupations)
A ridiculous number of comics, I hope to talk about them sometime this week!