Archives for April 2015

Words on Wednesday – What Matters

This quote about what matters:
what matters
comes from the moving novel by Kristin Hannah: The Nightingale

A friend (Tressa) and I agreed this novel gave us “book hangover”. It’s one of those books that you’ll want to think about for a while. And it might be hard to start another book or novel too soon after finishing this one.

What I’m Reading

april 1 stack

Recent Additions:

A Murder of Magpiesby Judith Flanders. Haven’t started this one yet. (Possibly because of the aforementioned “book hangover”.)

How to Speak Brit: The Quintessential Guide to the King’s English, Cockney Slang, and Other Flummoxing British Phrasesby Christopher J. Moore. I recently finished another book like this (see below). Sometimes I get on an ordering spree from my library and before I know it my stack is filled with similar books.

Recently Finished

I’ve already mentioned The Nightingalebut I also recently finished:
That’s Not English: Britishisms, Americanisms, and What Our English Says About Usby Erin Moore. Not surprisingly, the similarities and differences between the UK and the US are a source of fascination for me. This book is readable and fun. Parts are almost like a memoir (the American author is married to an Englishman and living in England to raise their children) and the entries range from bizarre to mundane. If you’re an American Anglophile, you would probably enjoy this one.

Recent Kindle Additions

The Heroes’ Welcomeby Louisa Young. I got this one from my library’s ebook program. It looked like something I’d like: the setting, the time, etc. However, I didn’t realize it was a sequel and I’ve read the first bit without it really grabbing me, so I’m not sure. (Plus I can already tell it’s going to be graphic in more than one way.) I think the cover is fantastic but that’s about the only opinion I have on this book right now.

Current Read Aloud

We’ve finally made a little progress on Betsy-Tacy and Tib. The chapters are a little longer than in the first book so we get interrupted more often.

Current Book to Review

The last book I requested from one organization still hasn’t come in. They said it could take 2-3 weeks and it’s been 3, so I suppose I better email them about that.

So, what are you reading now?

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