It’s finally Friday! We have NO plans this Saturday or Sunday and it’s glorious. I’ll hopefully be reading a lot and deciding what to bake next on my Baking Bucket List. Irish soda bread maybe? I’m linking up with Jana Says and Modern Mrs Darcy for their mini book reviews this month.
This week’s Reading Roundup!
Work Book (for lunch time reading):
Lighthouse Beach by Shelley Noble – I received this book from TLC Book tours and am posting a review next week over on Literary Quicksand. It’s a classic summer beach read about two old friends who reconnect after one ditches her wedding. At this point it’s dragging a bit, but I’m hoping the story will pick up as I get closer to the end.
The Circle by Dave Eggars – I found this book for $1 at a library book sale! I’m always excited when I can read the novel before watching the movie. Technology, surveillance, and privacy are all explored in this one.
Kindle Books (reading on Scribd):
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas – It’s taken less than a week to read the first two books in this series! I’m utterly hooked, abandoning everything so I can read it whenever I have a spare minute. The character arcs are well-written and enticing in A Court of Mist and Fury.
Audio Books (listening on Scribd):
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride by Cary Elwes – Hearing Cary narrate his memories from the set is an absolute delight. I am thrilled to discover the cast and crew enjoyed making this film as much as I love watching it.
By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank – We just visited Charleston, so I picked this one as soon as I realized it’s set in the Low Country. Two mothers of a young couple getting married, one a farmer in SC and one a city wife, interact at the engagement parties for their children. I’m about halfway through and not enjoying it quite as much as I hoped.
From Around the Web:
10 Audiobooks for Road Trips – The Novel Endeavor shares her favorite audiobooks for your next summer road trip.
TV Show Younger’s Marriage Vacation – Is anyone else addicted to the TV Land show, Younger? It’s stars Sutton Foster as a woman who lies about her age to get a job at a publishing company. In a brilliant marketing ploy, one of the books from the show is actually being published!! This list discusses all the connections between the actual book and the show.
Frozen Food for the Win! – Jay converted me to frozen veggies and we use them in practically every dinner now. I love that they’re just as nutritious as fresh produce and are ridiculously easy to throw in the microwave.
Check out Reading RoundUp #41 for more of my recent reads!
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