Weekly Update for May 27, 2013

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Welcome to my weekly update for May 27, 2013! It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

In a little personal update, I’m excited to announce that I bought a new-to-me car on Friday! A Subaru Impreza. I was driving a 1997 Subaru Legacy and it was faithful and loyal but starting to show its age in lots of ways. Here’s my new ride:

Woohoo! I love it! I’m most excited to have cup holders that actually hold cups! My old car would basically only hold a can. I’m also excited about the sunroof. My very first car had a sunroof but it also had a cracked head gasket or something. I only drove it a month or two before it died on me. Eighteen years later, I finally got another sunroof! Let’s hope it doesn’t have the head gasket problem too. O_o

I was AWOL last week, so here’s what I’ve done over the past TWO weeks.


Review–The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley, read by Jayne Entwistle–3.5 Stars

Review–Travels With Charley in Search of America by John Steinbeck–4 Stars

Review–Die, Snow White! Die, Damn You! by Yuri Rasovsky, read by Sandra Oh, et al.–1 Star

Review–The Princes of Ireland by Edward Rutherfurd–3 Stars


The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black by E. B. Hudspeth

he Ivory and the Horn by Charles de Lint (re-read)

The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Currently Reading:

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott–Confession: I started reading this when I was the right age for it–10 or so. I got to a certain sad scene, put the book down, and never picked it up again. I’m bravely trying it now that I’m older and can handle the sad scenes better. (I did love Little Men back in the day.)

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi, read by Jonathan Davis

Blood Faerie by India Drummond

Up Next:

I’m not sure. We’ll see where my mood takes me. I don’t expect Little Women to last past tomorrow. My husband is working so I have a date with my hammock that I expect to last all day. I’ll need books to keep me company.

What are you reading this week?

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  1. I enjoy Little Women, the book and movies. I'm currently reading The Host by Stephenie Meyer and Anna Karenina by Tolstoy.

  2. +JMJ+

    I also read Little Men before I read Little Women, partly because I was a bit of a tomboy when I was younger. There is also a sad scene in the later book, as you know, but I think the fact that it didn't involve a main character and mostly took place "off stage" made it easier to handle.

    It's an odd addition, though. Sometimes I reread certain parts of Louisa May Alcott's books and wonder whether she did some things just to be defiant! =P

  3. I thought the snow white book had a great title, but I just read your review and I understand why you did not like it.
    I hope you have more fun with your books this week!
    Have a good week and thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Kind regards,

  4. Hope you enjoy your new car!!!

    I read Little Women when I was a kid and have been wanting to reread it but just haven't gotten to it…maybe this summer.

    Have a great week!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

  5. How exciting about the new car! Aren't they fun? I got my current car in 2006…and it's getting pretty old, now, but I still love it. I should wash it more! lol

    Great reads this week….enjoy!


  6. The Resurrectionist looks great. Love the cover and title. Enjoy your reads!

    My reads for this week.

  7. Given the title of your blog, you certainly must read Quiet! LOL

    Enjoy your beautiful new car!

    Here's my It's Monday!

  8. great to have a sunroof for summer driving! enjoy the new wheels!
    and some great reading in your stack – enjoy..

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