Read This Month

I can’t believe tomorrow is already October. We’ve been in Dallas a month and a half, and things are finally starting to cool down. Or…at least as much as Texas cools. The State Fair just opened up, and my lucky husband gets to take a work trip over there today. I’m so jealous! Hopefully we can make it over there soon.

I read a ton of books great books this month. Now that I’ve set a schedule for myself, I’m getting quite a variety again. And I’m allowing myself to ditch books if they aren’t up to par, which I had stopped doing at one point. Gotta stop wasting time. Some books just aren’t blog-worthy.

(Which, on that point. Aaron’s Rod is on the list below, but I’m not going to do a post about it. I got about 65% through it before I had to give it up. Far enough to count it as “read” but I’m not going to bore you guys with a terrible post. Not DH Lawrence’s best work, let’s leave it at that.)

And now, the books!

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Read this month:

Throne of Glass by Sarah Mass

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling

Justine by Lawrence Durrell

The Innocent Man by John Grisham

The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling

Atlantia by Ally Condie

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (which didn’t make it onto the list in the picture…oops!)

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Aaron’s Rod by DH Lawrence

WWW Wednesday 9/17/2014

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What are you currently reading?

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling

 

What did you just finish reading?

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Atlantia by Ally Condie

The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

 

What do you think you’ll read next?

No Goodbye by Georgie Marie

Aaron’s Rod by DH Lawrence

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Bachman

 

Trees of Reverie September Readathon TBR List

I mentioned in my last post that I actually have a structured TBR list. It’s actually written out. Wanna see?

I wasn’t going to show it to you, because I’m a little self-conscious about how obsessive my book lists can get. I mean, have you looked at my Goodreads page yet? Jesus. Don’t. Seriously. It’s a rabbit-hole you’ll never come back from.

But then the lovely Sarah from Trees of Reverie challenged us Readathoners to post our TBR lists for September, so, I’m relenting. You guys can see the list. But I warn you. It’s a little intense.

Ok. Here goes.

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See what I mean? And I really will read these books in order too. Although I’m swapping out some of the shelf books for the book club books I have to read, and I’ll fill in the library books depending on what comes available off my hold list first. But the cycle will continue in order again and again and again.

How do I pick the order? Mostly, it’s what is next on my Goodreads lists for that section. Sometimes, it’s based on what everyone is yelling about on Tumblr, if I can get my hands on it.  There’s nothing like that here at the moment, although one of my holds is Dorothy Must Die, and I’ve been waiting on that for MONTHS. I’m way behind the curve on that book!

Sometimes it seems like I spend as much time organizing my books, as I do reading them! Anyone else have any weird book quirks so I don’t feel so dorky?

The Friday Night Knitting Club

I don’t knit.

Or crotchet. (I used to be able to–one looooooooong chain.)

I don’t scrap book, or really anything remotely crafty.

If I have time to sit and do “nothing”…I’m going to read. Every once in awhile I’ll start a project, but after two seconds, I get distracted by another book, and it all goes to pot.

The Friday Night Knitting Club (Friday Night Knitting Club, #1)

So when I first started reading Kate Jacobs’ book, I thought this all sounded really really dull. Why would anyone go and sit in a room together and knit?

Then I realized…

That’s pretty much the whooooole premise of a book club. I do the exact same thing! It’s just a bunch of us geeks getting together and geeking out over whatever we geek out about. Some people just like yarn instead of books (so weird).

Overall, this is a really sweet book. The characters are sweet, the plot is sweet. There’s a lot of sugar, so make sure to brush your teeth. I really enjoyed it though, and maaaaaaybe even teared up a little at the end. I could have used some of that yarn to dry off.

But really? A hand-knitted gala gown? I find that a little hard to fathom. I just kept picturing really terrible Christmas sweaters.

 

Ok, I’m off to my geek-out zone–Lucky Dog Books. I have that stack of books to trade in and I need to get out of this house for awhile!

WWW Wednesday 9/10/2014

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What are you currently reading?

The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

 

What did you just finish reading?

Justine by Lawrence Durrell

The Innocent Man by John Grisham

Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas

 

What do you think you’ll read next?

Harry Potter 3 by JK Rowling

Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin

The Protector by Gennita Low

 

Teaser Tuesday 9/9/2014

 

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

 

 

“The redhead cleared her throat and tried again, haltingly, her voice scratchy and fat droplets still running down her cheeks:

‘Has…has anyone here seen Julia Roberts?'”

 

–Kate Jacobs, The Friday Night Knitting Club