Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer hosts the weekly Sunday Post link-up, and Deb at ReaderBuzz is expanding Sunday Salon from a FB group to a link-up as well.
What I Read
3 really good books and one great one! I finished the Last Policeman series (great and satisfying ending, and an amazing number of meandering plot paths come together). I finished listening to and reading On the Come Up (go me for finishing a book I was juggling last week), and I read The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik, which I just bought for my classroom. It was weird in a good way, but the ending kind of cheats.
Darius the Great is Not Okay is way more than okay. Something about this book really moved me. It feels slow, but never boring. It's definitely one of the best books I've read this summer.
What I'm Reading/What's Next
Still slogging away at Outrage and The Paris Wife. I keep getting distracted by shiny new books! I also still have literally 46 books checked out from the public library AND well over that number I brought home from my classroom, so clearly, choice is not a problem.
- We went on a family outing up the Columbia River Gorge. It was too hot to do the hike we'd planned--we made it about 20 minutes before my face was stop sign red. So we did a short hike in the trees and then sank our feet into the creek by a smaller waterfall.
- I spent an afternoon at my sister's doing arts and crafts.
- I attended a funeral for a high school friend's dad in the morning and had dinner with a different high school friend I'd been out of touch with for awhile in the afternoon. They both look WAY BETTER than I do--strong, slender, great skin and stylish hair. They've also both gotten divorced recently. You can't tell people's struggles by looking at them.
I love summer. I hope you're having a good one.