Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer hosts the weekly Sunday Post link-up, and Deb at ReaderBuzz expanded Sunday Salon from a FB group to a link-up as well.
What I Read
Three books: two middle grade and one coffee-table book, for lack of a better term. All of them very good.
Bibliophile is a collection of books, lists, interviews, descriptions of bookstores, and most of all, illustrations from the artist behind the Ideal Bookshelf website. Well worth spending some time poring over.
Sal and Gabi Break the Universe is a really good, quite funny middle grade novel that deals with calamity physics and grief.
The Lost Girl is a gorgeous dark fairy tale book that might be one of those books for kids that adults like better. I'm going to see if I can get some kid readers to attempt it and weigh in. I apparently didn't read the description very well and spent most of the book wondering when one of the sisters was going to disappear. That doesn't happen.
What I'm Reading/What's Next
I'm plowing through Courting Darkness and enjoying it very much, even though it definitely references people and political events from the His Fair Assassins trilogy, which I read far too long ago to remember anything useful about. Next week I'm starting a novel-in-verse unit with my classes, hoping to read each of them a book between now and spring break. Which, now that I count the days, is not gonna work. Crap. Anyway, even if there's a weird gap in the middle, I will be re-reading somewhere between two and six novels in the next few weeks. The options I'm offering are:
They Call Me Güero
Inside Out and Back Again
all of which I recommend, obviously.
- I think I'm funny. I've been trying to figure out how to draw rabbits, since our buddy Jimmy started hanging out under the juniper bush, and then this happened.
- I signed up for an art class through the library that is closest to my house, even though I consider the one I'm at right now to be my "home library." I used to do things in the evening all the time, but between parenting and age, it doesn't happen much anymore. The year before I met my husband I did a huge mountain climbing course AND took salsa lessons every Monday.
- No further developments on the whole "Covid 19 takes over the NW" story. Well, other than my husband is supposed to be going to Cleveland in a couple of weeks for a bridge tournament, and his partner's wife doesn't think he should travel because he's over 60. Of course, the plane tickets and room reservations are all non-refundable, so my husband may be getting a long weekend in Cleveland without much to do. Any suggestions?