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It't Monday! What are you reading? - August 28

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.

This was a slooooow reading period for me. So my last post was on the 15th and as you can see below, I finished the book I was reading 2 weeks ago and 1 other book.

Currently Reading:

Title: Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt
Author: Sarah Jaffe
Date Started: Aug. 15
Note: Book 3 for the 2017 NYPL Reading Challenge

Title: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
Author: Mackenzi Lee
Date Started: Aug. 27

Currently Listening:

Title: Atlas Shrugged
Author: Ayn Rand
Narrator: Christopher Hurt
Date Started: Aug. 23
Note: I tried to listen to this a few years ago and it was dragging. I've started again and found that it's a great listen when I'm playing World of Warcraft.

Finished Reading:

Title: Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen
Author: Fay Weldon
Date Finished: Aug. 21
Stars: 2
Comments: Read for #AustenInAugustRBR

Title: Navigators
Author:…

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
DateFinished: 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

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: Aug…

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 Austenby Jane Austen caught my eye.



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 neu…