I don’t know about you, but I had a really busy weekend and am hurting over that silly lost daylight savings hour. Why can’t we change the time on Friday so we have an additional day to recover? Clearly no one consulted me on this. They should. Anyway. On the bright side, I got a free (rain) car wash today! See you later street salt.
My weekend consisted of a work outing, a day of cooking, another mange dip for the dog (#4 out of 8. Sigh.), and Ukrainian Easter Egg decorating. This is the third year that I have participated and I am quite pleased with this year’s eggs. Especially the one using a traditional pattern (on the right).
I really enjoyed Ashley Elston’s thrilling debut, The Rules for Disappearing and hope to have a review ready this week. The latest Flavia de Luce book is wonderful. Flavia is as witty and charming as ever, the mystery was full of red herrings and ending is a total cliff-hanger. One of the best yet. And finally, Ally Carter’s latest Heist Society book, Perfect Scoundrels, was awesome. Her characters are going in very interesting directions.
Currently reading/listening to:
Last week I had some issues with audiobooks. First, I abandoned Ender’s Game. Probably for good. I know a lot of people LOVE this book, but I can’t help but wonder if some of the love is due to nostalgia. I LOVED A Wrinkle in Time as a child, but recently reread it as an adult and found it wholly unappealing. So I am curious if all the Ender lovers have recently read and loved the book. Anyone? Then I started The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, but when disc 2 refused to work in my car I scrapped the whole thing. I will most likely go back to this title. Finally, I settled on On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. And honestly, I am struggling with it. I hear it has a rough start but an amazing end, so I am going to stick with it…and there you have my audio drama. As for the rest, I am making slow progress with Little Women (but I am enjoying it, to my surprise), I have an ARC of Poison by Bridget Zinn from NetGalley, The Adoration of Jenna Fox is a quick reread for book club this week, and The Lost Stories is just floating around my house and getting absolutely no commitment out of me. Poor thing.
My next ARC will be In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters. Beyond that, I have no idea. I need to read a gentle read for my Adult Services book club and I may need to read another Stephanie Plum. Or finish the Chaos Walking trilogy. It will be a surprise for everyone!