Jay was away on a work trip last week and I joined him in Austin, TX for a few days, so I had lots of opportunities to catch up on reading. (Stay tuned for my Austin trip recap coming soon!) Plus, my library called on Tuesday with news that two books I requested became available! I love getting that phone call. Take a look at what’s on my “Currently Reading” list:
This week’s Reading Roundup!
Work Book (for lunch time reading):
The 100 Foot Journey by Richard C Morais – This foodie novel is about a prim and proper French hotelier and restaurateur who must deal with a boisterous Indian family who move in across the street and open a restaurant. The food descriptions are divine and make me wish I could visit both places in real life!
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R Tolkien – Jay and I are planning to rewatch the Lord of the Ring movies, so I decided to start reading the books first. I don’t think I’ve read them since high school, so I’m thoroughly enjoying the rich detail and characters and events that aren’t included in the movies.
The Reading Group by Elizabeth Noble – I picked this up from a bookstore mostly based on the title and pretty cover. It’s structured around a book club, but focuses mainly on the dramatic lives of the members.
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire – A Goodreads find that is both creepy and whimsical. Teenagers who can walk through doorways to other worlds are learning to cope at a special boarding school, until someone starts murdering them one by one.
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden – After reading the Snow Child, this fantasy tale set in Russia sounded appealing to me. The story completely enchanted me and I’m eager for the next book in the series. If you’ve also read this one and would like to chat about it, check out my book discussion!
From Around the Web:
Interview with a Bookseller – Author Emma Straub and her husband opened a bookstore in Brooklyn. This article is delightfully more in depth than other “bookseller interviews” I’ve read in the past.
Inexpensive Kitchen Updates – Love these ideas, especially the chalkboard fridge. I wonder if it stays magnetic, though…
Affordable Spring Dresses – One of my favorite book bloggers shared 12 low-cost spring dresses. Dreaming of warmer weather!
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