It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
It’s Monday! What Are Your Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila of Book Journey. Be sure to check out her post today to see her selections and the list of links to all the other participating bloggers.
This Monday is special because it’s the Monday of Book Blogger Appreciation Week. I’ve got a post for that rattling around in my brain so I’ll try to get that transferred to the screen later today.
I only managed one post last week, my first RIP VI entry: Book Review: Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong.
This morning, I finished Nowhere Near Respectable by Mary Jo Putney, my favorite author. This book didn’t disappoint. I’ll try to get something written this week about it.
I suspended my reading of The Women of the Cousins’ War by Philippa Gregory, David Baldwin, and Michael Jones for something lighter when my allergies were acting up over the weekend, but I’ve enjoyed it so far and expect to continue.
I’m also continuing to read What to Eat by Marion Nestle. Oddly enough, the biggest change it might bring to my diet is drinking tap water instead of the filtered water I buy in refillable jugs at the grocery store. Apparently, off flavors in tap water dissipate if you leave the pitcher open for an hour.
I’m still working my way through A Course in Weight Loss by Marianne Williamson and finding it useful even though I’m only doing a fraction of the tasks and rewriting most of those for myself. I’ve been looking for a spiritual underpinning to my weight loss journey and it’s become quite clear that my spirituality is idiosyncratic enough that I need to invent my own. A Course in Weight Loss is giving me a structure for that even if I’m ignoring much of the actual content.
I may need another ragweed season easy read. The easiest book on my TBR stack is All-American Girl by Meg Cabot, so I’ll try that.
Every time I come to a fellow blogger who manages to put up his/her reviews in the same week that they read the book, I feel like a sluggard … sigh … eventually, I will get the to-be-reviewed pile down … eventually.
I had an eGalley of The Women of the Cousins’ War, but had to let it expire (which is something I’ve been having a problem with on Galley Grab books – for most, they expire before I get to them), but I’m thinking that it’s definitely not one to read when you’re not feeling your best – usually light on the brain and high on entertainment are the ones to go for then!
Have a great reading week!
I enjoy Meg Cabot. Her stories have such a whimsical humor. It’s been awhile since I picked one up and I should do something about that.
I’ve read most of Marianne Williamson’s books but not that one yet. I find her thinking compatible with mine but when it comes to implementing the commensurate actions in my life I fall way short. ‘Sticking with the program’ is not a talent of mine.
I really enjoy the Kelley Armstrong series! It’s the longest series I have on the go that I am actually caught-up with.