Monday, April 24, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading? - April 24

Hi! *waves enthusiastically* it's been nearly a month since I've posted.  It's been a weird month of stress and anxiety.  So, basically this is a big list of what I've been reading and listening too recently.

I got back into audiobooks! I missed them but podcasts seemed to take over my car trips, but now I get more time to listen at other times so audibooks are back in my car!!

Currently Reading:

Title: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Author: Anne Bronte
Date Started: April 24

Currently Listening To:

Title: Furiously Happy
Author: Jenny Lawson
Date Started: April 20

Finished Reading:

Title: The Liar
Author: Nora Roberts
Date Finished: April 3
Comments: This was a reread, I needed a comfort read and Nora Roberts is my go to comfort author.

Title:  The Dry
Author: Jane Harper
Date Finished: April 4
Stars: 4
Comments: This was for my book club. Not my normal pick of genre, but I enjoyed the book and it says it's book #1 so I'll try the next book.

Title: Leveled (Saints of Denver 0.5)
Author: Jay Crownover
Date Finished: April 5
Stars: 3

Title: The Chosen (BDB #15)
Author: J.R. Ward
Date Finished: April 7
Stars: 5

Title: Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Date Finished: April 6
Stars: 5
Comments: Must Read!!!!!

Title: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Author: Shannon and Dean Hale
Date Finished: April 18
Star: 4

Title: Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz
Author: Michael Bornstein, Debbie Bornstein Holinstat
Date Finished: April 16
Star: 5

Title: Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World
Editor: Kelly Jensen
Date Finished: April 24
Star: 5

Monday, April 3, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading? - April 3

So my plan is, each Monday to update anyone who reads this on what I'm currently reading and what I may have finished in the last week.

Currently Reading:

Title: The Liar
Author: Nora Roberts
Date Started: 4/2/2017
Note: This is a reread, I had a stressful week and needed a comfort read. Nora Roberts is like my comfort read author of choice.

Title: The Dry
Author: Jane Harper
Date Started: 4/2/2017
Note: This is a book club selection.

Finished Reading:

Title: Evenings at Five
Author: Gail Godwin
Date Finished: March 31, 2017
Stars: 3

Title: If Not for You
Author: Debbie Macomber
Date Finished: April 1, 2017
Stars: 4
Comments: Mom and I both finished this book over the weekend and had a wonderful conversation.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Peek Inside a Book - Here We Are


When I was deciding to come back to the blog I was looking through all the blogging memes that the blogs I read follow. I had done Book Beginnings and The Friday 56 a handful of times, but over at Mixed Book Bag, JC merged them together and I really like that idea.  So borrowing from her I'm going to start linking up to both Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader and The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.

My little twist to this; I work in a library IT department. We have two offices separated by a section of the fiction stacks.  Books are always catching my eye and I've gotten pretty good at ignoring them, otherwise, my TBR list would be HUGE.  But these weekly memes give them the chance to see if the book would be worth checking out.


This week the book Where Are Here: Feminism for the Real World edited by Kelly Jensen caught my eye.

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It Begins: 
Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World is a guide to understanding what it means to be a feminist and an invitation to one of the most important, life-changing, and exciting parties around.


On Page 56:
But Romy is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and it's hard for her to reconcile what happened in her past with what she wants for her future. - From the essay The Likability Rule by Courtney Summers


Verdict:
I follow the editor on Twitter and have been looking forward to this book for some time. Yes, I checked it out from the library but I'll also be buying the book when funds allow.  The last year has taught me that I need to speak up for not just myself, but for the women around me, but how do I go about doing that? I'm hoping this book, filled with the work of some of the most vocal and powerful feminist of our generation can help me be a better feminist.