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Happy Veteran’s Day to all the vets and military families out there! Thank you for your service and for supporting those who serve. I don’t know about you, but I can really use this extra day off. This last week, my son and his family have been here from Montana and that came with a lot of activity. On Saturday morning my older son and his family drove down, and we’d booked a family photo shoot. It was the first day in two weeks that it rained, but the photographer was great and we made it work. Lots of fun with four little cousins running around! Plus, I had a pretty darn good week in books, and hit my Goodreads goal for 2019, so I’m feeling good as we roll into the middle of November.
Hosted by Kathryn at Book Date
Last Week’s Reads
- At the end of last week, I was nearly finished with The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. I’d turned to it as a break from all the nonfiction listening I’d been doing and it definitely came through on that. I think I liked An Anonymous Girl better (my review), but was entertained. (Mini-review on Thursday.)
- If Only I Could Tell You by Hannah Beckerman started out strong, but for me got weaker and weaker as the story progressed. Too many family secrets held for way too long. (Mini-review on Thursday.)
- My library hold for Beyond the Point by Claire Gibson came in at the perfect time. I was craving a book to get lost in and that’s exactly what I got in this debut. Learning a little about West Point and women in the military was an added bonus. (Mini-review on Thursday.)
- I’m currently listening to Ronan Farrow’s Catch and Kill, the story of his NBC investigation into Harvey Weinstein and other companies covering up for sexual predators on their payrolls. I’m liking it, but also feel like it might be a little too soon after listening to She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey (my review), since there is a lot of overlap.
- Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson also came through for me this week from the library and I’ve just begun reading it. I didn’t care for The Family Fang, but so far am pleased with Wilson’s latest novel. I was pleased with the dedication alone, as it goes in part to Ann Patchett.
Likely to Read Next
- Next u in print will definitely be A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell. I’ve read a lot of WWII fiction, but not nearly enough nonfiction, and I think this story of a female American spy will be a great way to even out the score a little.
I’m so glad your photographer was able to salvage the photo shoot despite the weather! Enjoy your day off!
Jade @ Reading with Jade says
Yay for completing your Goodreads challenge early! 101 books so far this year is amazing!
Lovely that you were able to spend time with family this week & the photographer worked well despite the weather.
A wonderful week to you & happy reading!
Thanks, Jade. I hope you have a great week, too.
Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says
What a great photographer if he could make it work with all those obstacles!
Congratulations on completing your goal early for Goodreads!
I hope you have a great week.
The photographer was also a mom, so she knew how to make the most out of a bad situation!
Melissa Kowalewski says
WOoooo – I want to read so many of those books. 🙂 Hope you have a good week
Hope you have time to squeeze a few in and thanks for stopping by.
Oooo A Woman of No Importance sounds so good! And I’m finishing She Said right now and can see why the Ronan Farrow book would be tough to read right after.
Farrow’s book has some different angles and I think will be getting into the whole Matt Lauer thing soon, so that will bring something new to the table.
Congrats on reaching your goal. My weekly update
Kathy Martin says
Sounds like a great week! I’m very near my expanded Goodreads goal and need to decide if I want to increase it one more time. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
Wow! I’m impressed that you’ve been able to expand your reading goal and even more that you might do it again.
Patricia Anne Bryan says
I was so annoyed with I wish I could tell you.What the author did almost a literary crime imo.:-)
Congratulations on hitting your GR goal! I am so far behind on mine that the only way I’ll hit it is if I read graphic novels or children’s books. Or…this snow continues and I can’t leave the house.
I finished The Starless Sea this morning and am so curious to know what you think of it. I’m finding it hard to put into words and am not sure how I’ll write a review.
I think you can go in and adjust your Goodreads goal…but would you feel like that’s cheating?
I’m going to hold out for The Starless Sea from the library, so I probably have a couple weeks to go unless my local gets their act together! I’m so happy to hear you liked it so much.
Congrats on reaching your reading goal for the year …. that’s a lot of books! I’m a bit behind this year but it’s okay … your photo shoot sounded fun.