- A-Force: Rage Against the Dying Light by Kelly Thompson
- “Bayou” by Bryan Washington
- Summer Promise by Robin Jones Gunn
- Anne’s House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery
- “Please Give My One Reason Not to Hate You” by Shawn Vestal
- Archie, vol 4 by Mark Waid
Reading: Landscape with Invisible Hand by M.T. Anderson, Dirt Under My Nails by Marilee Foster, Anne of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery
An amazing thing happened this week.
After last week’s gigantic check out, I stacked all of my library books on my coffee table by due date and looked despairingly at the stack. So much to read. Then I asked my husband to check Walmart for the new Stephen and Owen King book, truly not expecting them to have it, and he brought it home for me, adding another addition to this tower. And motivation! It added motivation! I want to read that new Stephen King so damn bad that I kicked my reading up a notch. It’s temporary, this library stack, and as soon as I finish the King, I’ll be back in my rotation.
Now, you may recall that I have done away with my TBR stack. Hubby would like to point out that it is still there but that’s mostly because I haven’t put the books away yet so they remain on the corner of my desk. I’m working on it here and there. Now I DO have a TBR stack, but I promise that it is temporary and I am making good time on it.
I read what seems like A LOT this week but looking back it doesn’t feel like it. I’ve been trying to be better about reading. I’ve been trying to make time to read at night and make time to read during the day and I’ve even been working on my latest Anne of Green Gables book via Kindle while giving LD bottles. So, here’s some thoughts on my reading!
You already saw my review for A-Force and I’m still pretty much pissed that there isn’t another trade and also fuck Marvel.
The latest Archie was a roller coaster ride! Expect a review on Friday for Graphics Friday but know that I’m already over here like, “I NEED another. Come on!”
I caught up on my One Story this week, though I think that there might be one hiding somewhere or in the mail. “Bayou” was a great little story about a boy whose friend finds a chupacabra but also about so much more. I had an interesting experience with “Please Give Me One Reason Not to Hate You.” Written in first person, for some reason I assumed that the narrator was a woman and I was really disappointed to find out he was a guy. So, I decided to keep thinking of him as a her and for some reason that made it much more compelling for me. It was also a great story. This month’s is by Tom Hanks, who has a new story collection out, and I cannot wait for it.
My review of Summer Promise is up but this was one of those books that I liked a lot more than I should have, even while I was laughing at how ridiculous and unlikely it all was. Also, why do Christians find the need to kill off characters who smoke pot?
Finally, I listened to Anne’s House of Dreams in a matter of four days. It was on my phone and I was home sick one day and my mom was out of town so we didn’t chat on the phone much. It was one of those books that I didn’t think that I was listening to really until I caught myself ugly crying when a character died. As soon as I finished, I began to hunt for the next book in audio only to find that it isn’t available to me through my current library, my home library, overdrive for either, OR Hoopla! I downloaded the e-book for a dollar and am taking a break from audiobooks until I can read it.
Quite the reading week! I’m excited to see if this week pans out as well! I stated Landscape with Invisible Hand last night and it is a short (150 page) YA book with short chapters so I imagine I’ll tear through it, as long as I give myself time, and then we are off on our annual Fear Street adventure!
Whatever you read, read a good one! ❤