Thursday, August 25, 2016

Things have slowed to a crawl

Wow, I have really not been updating. I'd castigate myself for being a horrible blogger if I hadn't been blogging elsewhere for OVER TWELVE YEARS jesus I can't even believe it myself.

Anyway, progress is being made! Albeit painfully. Fourteen books since June. Many of them audiobooks, due to the incredible amount of time I spent driving (around Lake Michigan for a family vacation, then to Oklahoma City and back to take Miss Buxom to college.)

Onward! Since I last blogged about what I'd read in May, I've finished (Rory books in bold)

Seven books in June

Trump Nation by Timothy L. O'Brien (a Book Bub e-reading bargain I couldn't resist)
Walden by Henry David Thoreau (went through two audiobooks before I found a narrator that didn't annoy me)
Aunts Aren't Gentlemen by P. G. Wodehouse (audiobook)
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway (audiobook)
Bricking It by Nick Spalding (audiobook)
Ironweed by William Kennedy
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (audiobook)

Four books in July

Vintage Secrets: Hollywood Diet and Fitness, by Laura Slater
Our Mutual Friend, by Charles Dickens (audiobook)
Europe through the Back Door, 2016 by Rick Steves
Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich

Three books in August

The Memoirs of William T. Sherman (audiobook)
A Cool Breeze on the Underground by Don Winslow (audiobook)
Carrie by Stephen King

Currently reading

I picked up a few (OK, a lot) of books at the Full Circle bookstore in Oklahoma City. I started P. G. Wodehouse's The Small Bachelor. I've been bogged down in Henry IV Part One so I started The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck. Could this be interpreted as a kind of commentary? Perhaps.