What have you been reading this week? Any ratings/reviews/recommendations?
QOTW: If you could travel anywhere in the continental USA for a week starting tomorrow, expenses and time off of work not being a consideration but current seasonal weather would be a consideration, where would you choose to go?
I am reading House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III — I vaguely remember this being popular when it came out butit didn’t catch my interest then. It’s good so far, interesting mix of not really likable characters who are sympathetic anyway.
QOTW: I love this question because I want warmth and sun right now (I have sun today but definitely far from warm). I think I’ll pick Key West, though Sanibel Island is a very close second (I always want to be by the ocean, so that part was easy).
I read Liberation Day by George Saunders. It was so excellent - he really has the market cornered on creepy yet emotionally devastating.
QOTW: Since it's like -20 windchill where I live right now, I'd go to L.A. for a week. I've only been once, and a week really wasn't enough time. I loved the food, the beaches, the art, and all the weirdos.
Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez, 5* - the first 5* book of the year
I am currently reading Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor.
QOTW: Washington D.C. maybe....That is one place that we haven't visited since the kids were born and we still want to take them there at some point. I know it isn't the greatest weather right now; I would love to take them while the cherry blossoms are in bloom. No other place in the continental US really stands out at the moment.
Earlier this week I finished Station Eternity (Midsolar Murders #1). It wasn't great but I think it might be a decent series.
Now I am about 1/2 way through Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny. I'm actually more engaged than I expected to be, both because of the general theme and my indifference to the last few books.
QOTW: Well I am currently out of the country for the week so I would choose to have this covered. For the US, I am going to steal someone else's answer of the Keys. They're a part of Florida I actually like but generally find too expensive to visit.
Post by dearprudence on Feb 3, 2023 19:22:10 GMT -5
Finished How to Read Now which was great and I highly recommend it.
Started reading Mary B which is a P&P retelling with Mary as the main character. It's by the author who wrote my favorite book last year and I'm really enjoying it.
Then my library hold on Great Circle came up, so I'm very slowly reading that in addition.
Listening to Half A Soul, which is a Regency style romance which is kind of like "What would P&P have been like if Lizzie Bennet was cursed by a fairy who took half her soul and Darcy was not just an ass, but the court magician?"
QOTW: If you could travel anywhere in the continental USA for a week starting tomorrow, expenses and time off of work not being a consideration but current seasonal weather would be a consideration, where would you choose to go? Savannah. It's one of my favorite cities and the weather would be relatively mild - great for exploring.
This week I only finished reading one book: Dancing with Love by Minerva Spencer - 3 stars; historical romance; this one was just way too many different dramatic things all in one book, I wish some of it would have been paired down
Currently reading three books:
Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier - mystery/thriller; LOVING this one so far! The Matchmaker's Gift by Lynda Loigman - historical fiction; enjoying this more than I was expecting A Light in the Flame by Jennifer Armentrout - fantasy romance; dragging a little bit but it's not bad
QOTW: We're trying to plan a trip during our kids' spring break and we live in Florida so we're thinking we will go to California