It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 13, 2016)


Yawwwwwwwn.  I’m exhausted, guys.  I’m starting the week off exhausted.  We had a good weekend – one of those where we had nothing on the calendar and we actually got a fair amount of chores and errands done, but we managed to make time for some fun, too.  On Saturday, Nugget and I went to Target and the market while Daddy and Peanut paid bills and cleaned up at home, then we all headed out to Island Park, our favorite haunt near our new house – how can you go wrong with a playground and community pool, on an island, directly behind the library?  On Sunday we headed out for a family hike at Knox Farm, our favorite park in the area.  We used to live not ten minutes from Knox Farm, but we’ve moved away and don’t get there nearly as often as I’d like anymore.  It was nice to be back in our old stomping grounds.  So, yeah, we had a good one, but one of those busy weekends after a long and swamped week, and I’m really tired now.

every man for himself between the acts

Guess what else I did this weekend?  Finished a book!  I know, that shouldn’t be news, but Every Man for Himself, by Beryl Bainbridge, was actually the first book I finished in June.  (Funnily enough, I’d had it checked out from the library for two months and renewed it twice, and I finally got around to reading it after all that time, when Instagram happened to be celebrating Beryl Bainbridge Reading Week, and yes that is in fact a thing.)  Up until Sunday, I’d been doing plenty of reading but library deadlines forced a couple of returns of unfinished books, and I hadn’t actually gotten to the last page of anything all month.  Good to change that.  On Sunday night I picked up Between the Acts, Virginia Woolf’s final novel, another one that I’ve had out from the library for awhile.  Here’s hoping I manage to finish it before the deadline.

If I make it through Between the Acts, I’m planning to keep whittling down my library stack.  I have two books on deck and, in what is either an amazing coincidence or the book gods having a little fun with me, both have the word “badass” in the title.  (One is A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers, and Other Badass Girls, and the other is The Badass Librarians of Timbuktu.  I’m psyched about both, but will probably turn to Petticoats first, since that’s another one that’s out of renewals at the library.)

Coming up on the blog this week, I’ve got my summer list on Wednesday and a recap of my trip to Lake George from two weeks ago on Friday.  Check back!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Book Date.  Thanks for the inspiration!

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