Moon over the Linnean House

Moon over the Linnean House

Did you see the Full Moon? I missed the eclipse but had a rare opportunity to take photos of the moon at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

For British Isles Friday, I posted about a cooking class for British foods with funny names like Toad in the Hole. Other bloggers contributed book reviews, trip photos, and historical pieces. Join us each week on Friday for more.

My Readers’ Workout post last week also included my first experience with power gardening equipment. It worked because I have lettuce, spinach, and radishes sprouting in my garden!


Soulless by Gail Carriger

Urban fantasy steampunk alternate history comedy romance

TransAtlantic by Colum McCann was the book selection for last week’s book club meeting. I finished it with 24 hours to spare — which is good for me! We had a great discussion. I’ll post a review for British Isles Friday this week.

I finished Soulless by Gail Carriger last night. I think I’ll dive right in to the next book in the series and save my review for when I’ve read them all, as I did with the Finishing School series. Obviously, I enjoyed it! There’s a satisfying romance, even while the whole thing reads like a parody of romance. It’s a hoot!

I finished all but the recipe section of The Diet Fix by Yoni Freedhoff. I may work through it again before I write a review. I think this will be a break-through book for lots of people, but not everyone. So I want to think about it some more.


For National Poetry Month, I got another Wondrous Words Wednesday post from  A Poetry Handbook by Mary Oliver, including the quote about why iambic pentameter is such a popular choice for poems in English.

I’m still reading Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson. How many weeks have I been saying that?

Other books that I have in various states of completion:

  • DK Eyewitness Travel: Great Britain
  • Writing for Emotional Impact by Karl Iglesias
  • Clockwork Universe by Edward Dolnick
  • Wired for Story by Lisa Cron

Will Read

The books I thought I’d be reading by now:

  • The Illustrated Longitude by Dava Sobel
  • Newton and the Counterfeiter by Thomas Levenson

I signed up for Dewey’s Read-a-Thon. That might help me get my reading more organized!

What are you reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? Meme Graphic

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.

Signature of Joy Weese Moll


What Am I Reading? A Monday Reading post because I’ve lost track — 8 Comments

  1. I love Carriger’s books. I read Soulless ages ago, I really ought to read the rest of the series now that I’ve finished off her Finishing School series. I love the Dewey Readathon, but lately I’ve been signing up to do more and more with it, so I don’t read as much during it as I used to. Enjoy your books this week!

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  2. If it weren’t for Goodreads, I would probably forget what books I was in the middle of sometimes. I am always reading at least 5 at the same time lol. I totally forgot about British Isles Friday last week but I am thinking of what I can post for this week.

  3. I’m like you, my reading is all over the place! I just finished a graphic novel and An Untamed State by Roxane Gay. I’m in the middle of a middle grade novel, a YA novel, and two books of nonfiction. 😉 Have a good week.

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