Friday, May 30, 2014

What I'm Into: May 2014

Linking up with Leigh!
May: flying by faster every year.  Here we go in a nutshell: 

Cell phone ridiculousness.  I am due for an upgrade on June 9.  Verizon did not want to cut me any slack regarding the upgrade date, so I did not get to take advantage of any of the great Mother's Day promotions. 

Had my annual mammogram last week.  All good.

A few hours after the mammogram the whole family hopped a plane to Texas.  Alamo, check. Rodeo, check. Indoor skydiving, check!

And now we're home, Mad Men is over, and we are in search of a new show.  Fargo it is!  We are about two and a half shows in. 

The next couple of weeks promise to be a blur, and then I am going to be all about my summer reading!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

My Stack of Books: May 2014

We're one day early this month, and that means it's time to link up with Anne. I am so excited to see what's in her summer reading guide for this year!

Longbourn, Jo Baker
I had read a couple of less-than-thrilled twitterature reviews last month, so I went into this one hoping that I would that I would like it.  It was pretty good.  It was funny to see our sainted Eliza Bennet from another perspective--I'd never given any thought to who had to do her laundry after her famous walks.

Moriarty Returns a Letter, Michael Robertson
A quick read.  The fourth in a series.  Amusing, with a little suspense.

The Girl You Left Behind, Jojo Moyes
This one got off to a slow start for me.  I considered walking away from it, but it improved.

Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein
YA historical fiction.  I wish I could get my daughter to read it.  I really enjoyed this.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, Gabrielle Zevin
A delight. Started yesterday, finished this morning.