Thankful for: This week being over. I knew it was going to be very busy with appointments, but we also had a case of head lice thrown in there. Let’s just say this is one week I’m glad to see the back end of, especially because of what I’m….
Looking forward to: Do you really have to ask? Go Seahawks!
~ The Complete Stories by Flannery O’Connor. Still.
~ The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. I’ve reached Helm’s Deep.
~ The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. This is February’s “I’ve Always Meant to Read That Book!” Challenge pick.
~ Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan. Just started it, but I’m already engrossed.
~ Still Life With Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen. Hoping to start this today before the game.
Recently finished reading: Allegiant by Veronica Roth; A Thousand Cuts by Simon Lelic; and A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith. Reviews to come.
Listening to: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Recently finished listening to: Sold by Patricia McCormick. Wow. Powerful and disturbing.
Watching: Last Sunday’s movie night pick was a throwback – The Hunt for Red October. Mom and Dad had taken the boys to see the new “Jack Ryan” movie while we were away in Spokane, and so the boys wanted to watch the other films in the franchise. We’ve also been enjoying the new series Intelligence (love Josh Holloway!) and Helix.
Are you watching the big game today? Don’t tell me if you’re rooting for the Broncos! If not, what will you be reading or watching or doing instead?
Books completed in January:
The Ghost Writer by John Harwood (audiobook) – 3 stars – my review
God Came Near by Max Lucado – 3 stars
Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield – 2 stars – my review
What We Lost in the Dark by Jacquelyn Mitchard (audiobook) – 3 stars – my review
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult (audiobook) – 5 stars
A Different Sun by Elaine Neil Orr – 4 stars – my review
A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith – 4 stars
A Thousand Cuts by Simon Lelic – 4 stars
Allegiant by Veronica Roth – 3 stars
The Eye of Minds by James Dashner – 5 stars
Sold by Patricia McCormick (audiobook) – 5 stars