This has been a fairly active week on the blog. One of my favorite book blogging events is going to be starting in a couple short weeks, Paris in July. I don’t have anything planned as of yet, but I do still have a number of books that take place in France waiting to be read on my bookshelf. As for events, we shall see. I might not get farther than baking a batch of madeleine cookies.
Reading is going well, I’m making progress in all of my books. It helps to have books stashed all over the house, so that no matter where I sit down to breastfeed the little bookworm, I can just pick up the closest book and start reading.
I received an incredibly amount of books in the mail this week as well. Its nice to be back on the publishing radar after a brief hiatus.
Books I received in the mail
- The Ocean At the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (Score *does the Snoopy dance*)
- The Wet & The Dry by Lawrence Osborne
- The Big Disconnect by Catherine Steiner-Adair, Edd
- Along with 6 picture books from Reading Rockets as part of their Start With A Book giveaway.
I also started a new page on the blog to discreetly track the picture books we have been reading to the little one. I won’t backtrack to what we read in the past. It will start fresh as of this weekend. Don’t expect to see too many of those reviews on the main page though. This will stay mostly a blog for adult works.
Books I reviewed:
- All My Friends by Marie N’Diaye
- The Ocean At the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
- The Log on the Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck
What I’m currently reading:
- Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
- The Fountain of St. James Court or The Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman – Sena Jeter Naslund
- Awesome People Reading @Awesome People Reading Tumblr
- Neil Gaiman Is Taking Over the Guardian.co Books Today!! Read all his posts! @The Guardian
- 10 Literary Restaurants @Flavorwire
- Brotherly Love | Jhumpa Lahiri @ The New Yorker
- Grammar Lessons with Food @ Huff Post
- 11 Most Kickass Literary Heroines @ Huff Post
- Only Child Myths @ Huff Post
- How To Get a Kid to Read by Judy Blume @ Galley Cat
- 17 Movies Starring Books @readingape