Weekend Web Wandering 2018 Vol. 5

Obviously, June was not a good blogging month around here.

But it was a good month in other ways. And busy. Very busy. (VBS! Birthdays! Wedding! Anniversary!)

So, we’ll call this catch-all post a WWW even though I haven’t saved that many links since the last one. (Maybe everyone else has lost their blogging mojo at the same time? Hmm…)
weekend web wandering


Volume 3 is the most recent Slugs and Bugs Sing the Bible:

And the price is worth it just for “Man Shall Not Live By Bread Alone”



From Living Unabridged

Recent: Home
One year ago: Books About World War 2 for Kids and Teens
Two years ago: Favorite Fictional Fathers
Three years ago: An Epidural Queen’s Guide to Natural Childbirth

Quick Lit for June:

Finished 9 books. (3 Nonfiction and 6 Fiction.)
1. Soulful Simplicity by Courtney Carver. Verdict: Ok. Went a lot deeper than “just put all your stuff in these cool containers”.
2. The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse by Alexander McCall Smith. Slow and a bit meandering, but thoughtful, as many of his books seem to be.
3. Blood Sisters by Jane Corry. Implausible and full of things that deserve the label “trigger warning”.
4. I Know My Name by C.J. Cooke. Intriguing. I guessed some of the “twist” but as thrillers go, it’s better than some.
5. The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry. Started off promising but didn’t ultimately deliver. I wrote a longer Goodreads review because I definitely had Thoughts on this one. (The Kindle edition is just $1.99 today if you want to see for yourself.)

6. Notorious in the Neighborhood by Joshua Rothman. Could add this one to my Reading about Race and Slavery post.
7. Hitler’s Monsters by Eric Kurlander. This one took the better part of two months to read, which is unheard of for me. It’s meticulously researched but more academic than accessible. If you’re not a WW2 historian this will probably not appeal.
8. Twenty-One Days by Anne Perry. An attempt to carry on the Pitt series with the next generation. It was…adequate. Perry (or her characters) make leaps of logic and the conversations are difficult to follow. Some of it is long past wearing thin.
9. Farthing by Jo Walton. Wow. This “alternative history” starts off like a cozy British mystery (a al Miss Marple or Poirot) with a Daisy Dalrymple type female protagonist and gradually becomes sinister and terribly tense. Couldn’t put it down but I doubt I’ll read the others in the series.

I hope each of you has a wonderful summer!


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