It’s Monday, What are you Reading? Here’s what I finished last week, what I’m currently reading and other book related posts. As usual, linking up with Book Journey today to recap and visit other bloggers to see what’s on their reading lists. Great way to get new book recommendations.
Last week I Finished
On audiobook, I finished listening to The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee, an autobiography narrated by Sarah Silverman. I was right in that I enjoyed her narration of her own book. Her comedic timing and animated voice was enjoyable for the most part. Where I left off last week, I was enjoying the stories about her childhood and college days, but once the story got to her adulthood and her breaking into the comedy standup/TV scene, I was bored and disgusted by the vulgarity. Unfortunately, the last impression is what usually impacts how I like a book so this one ended with a bad taste in my mouth.
This Week I’m Reading
At night, I’m still reading In The Woods by Tana French for the book club hosted by two of my favorite book bloggers, Allison of The Book Wheel and Rebecca of Love at First Book. Set in Ireland, three kids go out to play and only one boy comes home. The boy is unable to describe what happened to his friends, he simply does not know. He changes his name, goes to boarding school and attempts to forget the past. His past catches up to him 20 years later when he is a detective on a murder case in his old hometown. It’s an interesting read so far but hoping something pivotal happens soon, the plot isn’t progressing and the characters are all creepy.
On audiobook, I’m listening to Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster. After reading Here I Go Again by Ms. Lancaster, a fellow blogger recommended her autobiography. Ms. Lancaster describes her have-it-all life, the well-paying job and respect from her colleagues, the doting boyfriend and the name dropping of the designer clothes, shoes and jewelry she wears and the high-end stores where she shops. That is, until she loses her job right after 9/11 and is forced onto unemployment. Suddenly, the Rush Limbaugh supporter finds herself questioning why Mr. Limbaugh opposed extending unemployment benefits coverage. Ms. Lancaster sure could have used extra time to find another job post 9/11. That’s the first change we see in Ms. Lancaster’s attitude and I look forward to seeing whether the self-proclaimed “condescending, egomaniacal, self-centered smartass” learns from her mistakes and grows through the experience of unemployment. It’s a fun entertaining book and certainly makes the dull everyday mom chores of commuting, errands and laundry-folding more enjoyable. I like living vicariously through her workaholic attitude and designer spending habit without working all those hours. Hope it ends as well as it has started.
Other book-related posts from last week:
I’ve been gearing up for a few busy weeks at work and home so haven’t done as much reading/reviewing as usual. I did get my audiobook review of Treasure Island posted.
Well,that’s what I’ve been up to. What are you reading this week? Have you read any of the books in my post? What did you think? Tell me in the comments and let me know. Hope you link up or visit Book Journey too and see what other book bloggers are reading. Happy reading and have a good week!