Monday, November 30, 2015

A Post-Thanksgiving "What Are You Reading?"

Howdy, reader friends!  I hope all my American readers had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We had a phenomenal time celebrating with my crazy family in Connecticut.  There was much food, and football, and more food, and wine, and all that good stuff.  With the holiday, and all the travel it involved (7+ hours each way with a 4- and 1-year-old, FUN!), plus a terrible stomach bug I endured the week before, blogging fell a bit by the wayside.  However, I am back in the saddle with a quick reading update.

What am I reading now?  That would be The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, Stephen King's latest release.  It's a short story collection, and I have long been a fan of SK short stories.  I'm about 2/3 done at this point, and still mulling over what I think of the collection as a whole.  Though there are some common themes, each story is so different and elicits such a varied range of reactions from me that it's hard to review!  But I'll have my thoughts posted here soon enough.

Up next?  I'll be tackling Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld, the next book chosen for my MOMS Club book club.  The summary sounds intriguing and I've enjoyed many of Sittenfeld's other novels, so I have high hopes here.

Okay, back to my short stories!  What are you reading this week?

10 comments:

  1. I've really been so intrigued by SK's new book. It looks so good! I've been hearing mixed reviews though so I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it.

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    1. It's interesting. A lot different than his other collections. I enjoyed it, but he definitely leans away from horror a bit in this one. (Though there's still a fair bit of gore, as expected.) :)

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  2. I'll be interested to hear how Sisterland is - I loved his American Wife!

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    1. I'm about 1/3 of the way through now, so far I like it, but I'm wondering where she's going with it...not really seeing the end game yet!

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  3. Sisterland has been on my wish list for ages... hope you love it!

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  4. Enjoy - ahhh Stephen King, I am too soft to read horror! I know many love his books though. Tougher than me!

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    1. Ah, SK has plenty of non-horror too! He is an excellent writer in a variety of genres. :)

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  5. I hope you've full recovered by now. Stomach bugs are awful. And your Thanksgiving in Connecticut sounds terrific. I've never been to that state before. And oh boy do I know how it is a challenge traveling so long with toddlers. My firstborn threw a tantrum on our way home from DC when she was two.

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    1. Yes, thankfully recovered! Connecticut is a fun place, a small state but lots to see and do (especially in the summer/fall...a great time to be in New England in general). Hope you get to visit someday!

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