Weekly Update for February 21, 2016

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Weekly Update at Introverted Reader

Welcome to my weekly blog update for February 21, 2016!

Well, it’s been a rough couple of weeks. Just as I pressed the “Publish” button on my last Sunday/Monday post, my mom called to let me know that one of my grandmothers had passed away. Of course I’m upset and miss her, but when I step back to look at it, we were blessed to have her so long and she was blessed with a gentle passing. She was almost 94, she still lived at home with one of my aunts to help her, she hadn’t been sick, and she just laid down for a nap and never woke up. She was a sweet, quiet woman who was full of grace and we’ll all miss her terribly.

I did have several things scheduled to post, so it hasn’t quite been a wasteland around here.


Review: Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler, read by Ari Fliakos, Maggie Hoffman, Scott Shepherd, Scott Sowers, and Gary Wilmes–4.5 Stars

Review: Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne, translated by Frederick Amadeus Malleson–3 Stars


River Marked by Patricia Briggs

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Currently Reading:

Someplace to be Flying by Charles de Lint–This is a re-read for the umpteenth time of one of my favorite books. I’m slowly (re)reading all of the books set in this fictional world in order. They aren’t necessarily a series but I am interested to see how they flow together. I originally read them as I could get my hands on them at the library and/or bookstore.

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

The Calligrapher’s Daughter by Eugenia Kim, read by Jane McDowell

Lady of Devices by Shelley Adina–This is my read-at-the-gym book, so it will take me a while to get through it.

Up Next:

I might finish The Calligrapher’s Daughter soon. If I do, I’ll be in the mood for something fun like I Am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley or The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan.

What are you reading this week?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. Sunday Post is hosted by Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

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  1. You were blessed for sure, my sympathy to you and your family. I have considered going back for more Fatima, I only read the 1st in the series but she is a memorable character.

  2. Very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you!

    I have heard good things about Shotgun Lovesongs and The Calligrapher's Daughter. I may have to suggest them to my book discussion group.

  3. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother! Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Enjoy your reads this week. 🙂

  4. Sorry about your grandmother, and it is a blessing you had her so long.

    Enjoy your week…I am curious about Shotgun Lovesongs.

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