Reading, writing and life in general

I think my brain is coming back.

I say that from time-to-time but I’m optimistic that this time it is really true. I’ve been reading like mad and not just crappy stuff. Real books that I have to think about.

I’ve been writing a lot too. (Writing that may be crappy, I can’t really judge my own work.)

What I’ve been reading lately:

Heretic and Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. So much to think about.

Ascent of Women by Sally Armstrong: A real wake-up call for what is going on in the world beyond my SAHM bubble. Everyone I know is getting this book for Christmas this year – it’s that important. (Sorry to ruin the surprise friends and family.)

Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott. Laugh out loud funny in parts, viagra 100mg I really enjoyed it. Yeah, I don’t know why it took me so long to read it either.

The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket: books 1-5, I’m currently on 6. Chosen by F, this seemed like a good idea at the time and the girls love it. However, we will be taking a break after book 6 ends because they are starting to get painful. Definitely not a series that was meant to be read all at once.

The Frogspell series by C.J.Busby. This was chosen by M, it was a fun age-appropriate (she’s 7) take on magic and the King Arthur legends.

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith. The first in the Cormoran Strike series and by now everyone knows that Robert Galbraith is really JK Rowling. It’s been a long time since I’ve read any detective fiction but this was engaging and I got right into it. Cormoran Strike is an interesting bloke and I’m enjoying getting to know him. I’m currently reading the follow-up novel The Silkworm.

The Collected Sonnets of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Trying to mix things up a bit.

More Joy in Heaven by Morley Callaghan. Yes, believe it or not, I’m starting up again reading through the New Canadian Library. I read this one about two years ago but can’t find my notes on it so I decided it would be best if I read it again.

Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I read the graphic novel version. Fascinating. I’m really looking forward to the next installment but now I’m wondering if I should have read the book. (And now I went and looked it up on Goodreads and most of my ‘friends’ there loved it and now I really should probably read the novel version.)

There’s more too but that’s enough worth mentioning for now. I obviously need to up my Canadian content.

(A note about the links: If you click on any of them you are taken to somewhere that will give you more information about what you are clicking on. I get nothing in return except to babble away about what I’m reading these days. Feel free to click away at your pleasure.)




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