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Weekend Update: August 20, 2011

>> Saturday, August 20, 2011

Weekend Update

This week:
Since last week’s Weekend Update was all vacation photos I’ve got some catching up to do.

I spent the first part of my vacation totally wrapped up in and enthralled with The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I’m still trying to write up a coherent review for this one because every time I start it just gets all gushy. I can sum it up with
“Get the book. Read it”. I’ll try to become coherent about it soon so I can get the review posted before the release date in a couple of weeks.

I had to follow that experience up with a book that wasn’t going to interfere with the pieces of The Night Circus that were still swirling around in my brain. Times like this are when I turn to some reliable comfort style reads and Debbie Macomber’s latest Cedar Cove book was perfect. I enjoyed another visit there as I read 1105 Yakima Street.

I’ve started The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen. The UK title is Mercy and I have that edition as well as an e-galley of the US edition so I’m reading both titles of the book depending on whether I’m reading on my ipod or the hard copy. So far it’s a wonderful crime fiction story set in Denmark and I’m hoping to spend some quality time with it this weekend.

While on vacation, The Hubster and I listened to Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell. I’m now back to listening to The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall Smith.

Other than books and reading:

After a lovely and relaxing vacation the transition back to the normal work routine wasn’t too bad.

The fact that summer has finally arrived here in the Pacific Northwest has helped a lot. I’ve been spending what free time I have either on the porch or patio reading since it’s been so darn nice.

Added to my TBR List (To Be Read) this week:

This might be a first but I didn’t add anything this week.

Purchased this week:

In the Garden of The Beasts by Erik Larson
In the Garden of The Beasts by Erik Larson
Both The Hubster and I thought The Devil in White City was good and I've been wanting to pick up this new one from Larson.

As for my library stack, it’s going to hold steady at one right now.

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I checked this out to take on vacation in case either of us got the urge to pick it up. We both want to read it so I’m going to renew it and keep it around for just a bit.

Have a great weekend!


Ondrej from Buy Kindle 8/22/2011 2:58 AM  

I finished reading In the Garden yesterday, it's a great book, good choice.

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