I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted by Kim of Caffeinated Book Reviewer and The Sunday Salon (TSS) hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz where participants recap our week, talk about what we are reading, share any new books that have come our way, and whatever else we want to talk about. I am also linking It's Monday! What Are you Reading? hosted by Kathryn of Book Date where readers talk about what they have been, are and will be reading.
I am linking up to Stacking the Shelves hosted by Team Tynga's Reviews and Marlene of Reading Reality a meme in which participants share what new books came their way recently.
Happy weekend! The winds have been blowing fiercely in my corner of the world. The static electricity count is high and the skies are blue. It was a fairly uneventful week. Work was busy as usual. I got the opportunity to meet my new manager. Mouse tried out her new pointe shoes and they are working out well. Did you know pointe shoes have an average life span of 12 to 15 hours? She is still early in her training and so 15 hours takes a while to reach, but still, it passes more quickly than we would prefer. Auditions for the summer ballet and musical are coming up next weekend and Mouse is starting to feel nervous. Now for some book talk!
New to the Shelves
It only looks like I read a lot this past week because I was so close to finishing one book when the week started, another one I was well into already, and the third was a fairly quick, hard to put down read. I finished reading Circe by Madeline Miller, which will definitely be a contender for my top books read this year. I loved every minute of it. Next up was The Maid by Nita Prose, which was just as entertaining a mystery as everyone told me it would be. Molly is such a great character. I also finished Dressed For Freedom: The Fashionable Politics of American Feminism by Einav Rabinovitch-Fox, my last carryover from 2021. It got off to a slow start and I considered giving up on it a couple of times early on, but I am glad I stuck with it because I found it to be a worthwhile read in the end.
I am currently reading The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré and Hooky by Míriam Bonastre Tur. I am right on target with my reading of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, which is my year long reading project for the year. It turns out Melinda of A Web of Stories is reading the book this year as well, and she graciously shared her reading outline with me. I was just going to play it by ear but having the outline will help me with pacing it out more evenly.
Up Next in Reading
Chances are I will be in the mood for something on the lighter side after I finish The Girl with the Louding Voice. Perhaps it will be A Letter to Three Witches by Elizabeth Bass, which I hear is big on the laughs, or Elle Cosimano's Finlay Donovan Knocks 'Em Dead, the second in a series in which I loved the first book.
What I Have Been Watching
I am re-watching Jessica Jones with my husband, who had only seen one and a half episodes previously. I had forgotten how evil and frightening Kilgrave is. David Tennant does such a great job with his character. We are all caught up with Wonder Years and New Amsterdam. I put on Chuck the other day just to have on in the background as I was doing a little blog visiting and prepping.
This Week In Reading Mews
Tell me what you have been up to! What are you reading, listening to and watching? How was your week?