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Welcome to my weekly update for August 21, 2022!
We had another quiet week here. My husband is on call again this weekend so we have to stay within 30 minutes of the hospital. But that gives us time to recover from all our activity this summer so that’s fine by me!
The organizers of the Cybils Awards are recruiting judges now through September 9! If you review books for kids anywhere on the internet (picture and board books all the way to young adult books and everything in between), you should consider applying. I was a round one panelist for the high school nonfiction category last year and thoroughly enjoyed it! I read books I would never had read on my own and learned so much, I feel that the pool of knowledge I bring to the table as a reader has grown tremendously. It’s a lot of fun! I haven’t decided if I’m going to apply this year simply because I have so many other projects I want to work on but I encourage anyone who’s interested to go for it!
The Feast of Roses by Indu Sundaresan, read by Sneha Mathan: Book Review 🌟🌟🌟🌟
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Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 I may turn around and read this again as soon as I finish my current Kindle book. It was that good. If any of you are in the Asheville, NC area, Ms. Allen is launching this book in an event with Wiley Cash at UNC-Asheville on August 30. If flights weren’t so expensive right now, I’d be tempted to go home for this signing. I’ve seen both of these authors speak before and they are some of my favorites. You can find more details and, if you can’t attend, order signed copies at Malaprop’s.
Tristan Strong Keeps Punching (Tristan Strong #3) by Kwame Mbalia, read by Amir Abdullah 🌟🌟🌟🌟
20,000 Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne, translated by Anthony Bonner
Case Histories (Jackson Brodie #1) by Kate Atkinson, read by Susan Jameson
My husband and I have a few road trips coming up soon and he’s asked me to download an audiobook for the drives. I think all of you around the world probably heard my jaw hit the floor! He’s not an avid reader but he has listened to the first three books in The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells with me this summer. I truly thought he was just humoring me. I guess not! He’d like to take a break from Murderbot and my brain has frozen from the pressure. I asked him what his very favorite book is and he came up with The Hot Zone by Richard Preston (nonfiction about how close we came to an ebola outbreak in the United States in 1989). I expected him to say The Alienist by Caleb Carr (a historical mystery with a focus on early forensics/psychology). So with those books to work from, do any of you have good audiobook recommendations for him?
What did your week look like?