Reading RoundUp #34
As much as I love snow, I’m getting a bit tired of these 1-3 inch “storms” that are just enough to make the roads terrible. Either give me a foot or a dusting! Alas, since I can’t control the weather, I’ll end my rant here. On to my Reading RoundUp:
This week’s Reading Roundup!
Work Book (for lunch time reading):
Cleaving by Julie Powell – Powell’s other memoir (Julie and Julia) is such a delight. I have high hopes for this one as well, although butchery isn’t quite as enthralling to me as Julie Child and French cooking…
Dubliners by James Joyce – Since we’re heading to Ireland in a few months, I decided to tackle a few Irish classics. This one is…unique. I didn’t know what to expect, but it certainly wasn’t what I’m reading. The short stories are just so ordinary and certainly do not have neatly tied up endings. Once I set aside expectations though, I find I’m somewhat enjoying these glimpses of everyday human life.
Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch – Jay’s recommendation! I trust his knowledge of fantasy books and the premise for this one is awesome – “part Robin Hood and part Ocean’s Eleven”
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin – In keeping with my Irish author strategy, I picked up this newer novel from the library. I haven’t started it yet, though. Anyone else read this one?
The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy – With a title like that, how could I not read this book?? Unfortunately so far it’s not exactly living up to expectations. It’s…fine, just not great. I’m hoping the story about a middle aged librarian gets a little less dull as it continues.
From Around the Web:
Goodreads Hack – Create a Someday/Maybe shelf for those books you want to read…eventually. I didn’t even realize you could create more shelves on Goodreads!
Pecan Pie Recipe – I just made this last weekend and oh my goodness it tastes amazing. The pie crust recipe included is excellent as well.
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