Tuesday, August 15, 2017

It's Tuesday! What are you reading? - August 15



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.

Again I missed Monday, so here is my post on Tuesday.  It was a slow reading week for me!

Currently Reading:

Title: Letter to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen
Author: Fay Weldon
Date Started: August 3

Finished Reading:

Title: To Wed a Wicked Prince (Cavendish Square #2)
Author: Jane Feather
Date Finished: August 13
Stars: 3
Comments: This was technically a reread but first time tracking on Goodreads. I consider this series  comfort read books.

Title: A Wicked Gentleman (Cavendish Square #1)
Author: Jane Feather
Date Finished: August 12
Stars: 4
Comments: This was technically a reread but first time tracking on Goodreads. I consider this series  comfort read books.

Title: The House on Mango Street
Date Finished: August 8
Stars: 5

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

It's Tuesday! What are you reading? - August 8



It's been like 2 weeks since I posted one, so this week's post is going to be a bit longer.

Currently Reading:

Title: The House on Mango Street
Author: Sandra Cisneros
Date Started: August 7

Title: Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen
Author: Fay Weldon
Date Started: August 3
Note: Austen in August hosted by Roof Beam Reader, Jane Austen Challenge

Finished Reading:

Title: Have You Seen Marie?
Author: Sandra Cisneros
Date Finished: August 7
Stars: 4

Title: Wired
Author: Julie Garwood
Date Finished: August 7
Stars: 3
Comments: Buchanan-Renard #13

Title: The Godfather
Author: Mario Puzo
Date Finished: August 6
Stars: 5
Comments: Honestly this book and movie are one of the only times you'll hear me say that I love both equally. The movie is such a good representation of the book and the story is just great.

Title: The Second Bakery Attack
Author: Haruki Murakami
Date Finished: August 3
Stars: 2
Comments: LeVar Burton Reads Podcast

Title: The Couple Next Door
Author: Shari Lapena
Date Finished: August 2
Stars: 4

Title: Stories of Your Life and Others
Author: Ted Chiang
Date Finished: August 1
Stars: 4
Comments: NYPL Reading Challenge

Title: Henchgirl
Author: Kristen Gudsnuk
Date Finished: July 30
Stars: 4

Title: Love Bites
Author: Lynsay Sands
Date Finished: July 29
Stars: 3
Comments: Argeneau #2

Title: A Quick Bite
Author: Lynsay Sands
Date Finished: July 28
Stars: 3
Comments: Argeneau #1

Title: Chivalry
Author: Neil Gaiman
Date Finished: July 27
Stars: 4
Comments: LeVar Burton Reads Podcast

Title: Silver Silence
Author: Nalini Singh
Date Finished: July 27
Stars: 4
Comments: Psy-Changeling Trinity #1, Psy-Changeling #16

Friday, August 4, 2017

Peek Inside a Book - Letter to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen


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.

So Adam over at Roof Beam Reader is hosting year 5 of Austen in August. So this month I'll be feature books I'm either reading or want to feature for Austen in August.


This week the book Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen by Jane Austen caught my eye.

Letters to Alice on first reading Jane Austen


It Begins: 
Letter One

The City of Invention
Cairns, Australia, October
My dear Alice, 
It was good to get your letter. I am a long way from home here; almost in exile. And you ask me for advice, which is warming, and makes me believe I must know something; or at any rate more than you. 


On Page 56:
She is neurotic.
You are nervy
I am perfectly normal, thank you.


Verdict:
I'm enjoying the book so far. As a lover of Jane Austen, a lover of literature, and a writer, it is full of joy and wit for me to read.