And Lord knows it's been a while since I've been here!
Sorry for the protracted absence, reader friends. I told ya this was likely to happen though, what with me in school, and child in school, and toddler in full force, and making time for me + husband, and running, and this freaking election (don't even get me started), and just EVERYTHING. All the things. There are too many things. So yes, I have been absent.
However, I have been reading! I just haven't been blogging about it! Which has been weird (since I've blogged about EVERY book I read between August 2012 and...6 weeks ago), but also very liberating. I just fly through books when I have the time, and don't worry about how I will review them. It's rather wonderful, in fact, even though I know that doesn't bode real well for the blog...though I'm still staunchly NOT shutting it down, for whatever that's worth.
Anyway, instead of full-on reviews, I thought I would highlight the best of what I've read lately, in a very short and sweet list...plus let you know about the one book I've been reading forever, but have yet to DNF.
The Best of What I've Read Lately (with exceedingly short descriptions):
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
RELEVANT IMMEDIATELY. READ NOW.
The Mothers by Brit Bennett
New release by a debut author, the hype in the blogosphere was justified. Plus, I like pretty things, and the cover is a very pretty thing.
In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10, both by Ruth Ware
Mystery and debauchery! Lots of red herrings!
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (my first Christie!)
The queen of Mystery and Debauchery and Red Herrings! I was not disappointed.
Why I Run by Mark Sutcliffe
Runners need to read this one. It helped me get out of a running slump and pushed me to sign up for a marathon (again). More on that in another post...
And...The Book I Have Been Reading Forever:
Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
I dunno guys. I am starting to think this series is not for me. Been at this since August? September? I still have 300 pages to go. Determined to do it, but it might be a while before I think about picking up the third installment.
So, readers, catch me up...what are you reading lately? Have you read any of the books I listed above? What should be next on my ever-expanding TBR list?
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