#ThankfullyReading kickoff!

My #ThankfullyReading weekend started last night, but I didn’t get nearly enough time to read until today.

While cooking this morning for our gigantic, multigenerational, super-extended family annual dinner, I finished Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone on audio. This was my second book by this author, and I was again pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Considered the first detective novel, it’s a great mystery full of memorable characters. I read parts of this on my kindle, but it’s long and this audio version is really well done, so it was nice to be able to finish while audio-cooking.

My library’s audio version is narrated very well by Peter Jeffrey.

After the family circus festivities and the trek home, I was back in my happy place… pajamas, hot tea, a fuzzy blanket and my book. I finished White Fur by Jardine Libaire just in time to send it off for the latest round of Litsy Mark-up Postal Book Club. Not gonna lie—I had a little anxiety early on about sending this book on to three other readers. It’s very gritty and graphically sexy. Neither of these things bother me, but I’ve never sent something quite like this in a postal book club. After finishing, though, I’m excited to send it and can’t wait to hear what my group members think of it. It was definitely a pick for me.

Look at me, finishing a BOTM from only July 2017. 😂

I’ve got two new books going now that I will be working on tomorrow: The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore on my Kindle for another Litsy reading group, and very gently dog-chewed paperback (see below) of We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. The kids want to decorate for the holidays tomorrow, so I have the audio for Kevin lined up in case I can’t sit to read as much as I’d like. I’m all about the multi-tasking, as long as one of the tasks is a book. 😃

My current situation involves this book and this double-peppermint hot cocoa with a generous dollop of whipped cream. 😋

Happy reading!

6 thoughts on “#ThankfullyReading kickoff!

  1. I read We Need to Talk About Kevin while I was raising two teenagers and I wished I hadn’t. Was it a good story? Yes. Was it too much to read about parenting while parenting? Yes again.

    I’m doing a little BINGO game for the weekend, and I’d like to invite you to join in. You can do as much or as little as you like. It’s just for fun.

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    • I’m raising three teenagers right now, and you are absolutely correct that this is a hard read! Thank you, I do plan to participate in your bingo. Looks fun!

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  2. Sounds like you’re having a good Thankfully Reading Weekend so far. I didn’t get in as much reading yesterday as I wanted, more toward the end of the day, but after visiting a few blogs this morning, I plan on getting into it more this afternoon.

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  3. Wow…audiocooking. That’s the major thing I canNOT do while listening to an audio book. I concentrate on measuring ingredients and lose whole passages in the audiobook. LOL That being said, since I don’t get along well with audio books, I didn’t get much reading done yet today because I’ve been busy doing chores and taking a shower and all that stuff. Maybe later today or at least tomorrow????

    That cocoa looks sooooo good!!!!!

    Happy reading!!!

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