Monday, January 12, 2015

It's Monday-What Are You Reading?

I didn't finish any books this past week but decided to start two more- an optimistic move, I believe.

I'm almost done with The Hilltop and My Mother-in-Law Drinks; I should finish Mother-in-Law today.
I started Daniel Galera's literary thriller Blood-Drenched Beard last night and I am having a hard time putting it down. Set in modern-day Brazil, it's about a young man who wants to solve the mystery of his grandfather's strange death, related by his father on his deathbed. It's moody and descriptive, a slow read with an underbelly of menace. I wish I could stay home all day and do nothing but read. I wouldn't need a cup of coffee to get my heart racing!

I also started Sonechka, by Ludmila Ulitskaya, a collection of short stories and one (the titular) novella. Reading Ulitskaya is always a treat, and I felt like a treat. She's got a new book coming out in English soon but I couldn't wait to read one of my very favorite writers.

In the non-fiction department, I actually lost my copy of Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist, so until I can get one from the library I'm out of luck. I think I left it at the gym somewhere but they didn't have it at the lost and found. I also lost a nearly-full bottle of facial cleanser. So someone has a good book and a clean face thanks to me. I'll pick something off the shelf to bring to the gym this week but I'm not sure what that will be yet. Sad face.

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Mystica said...

I am skipping this meme this week because there does not seem to be any time, but I do enjoy reading what others are reading!

bermudaonion said...

Well, I hope whoever has your book is enjoying it! lol

Sandy Nawrot said...

I think maybe I bought Bad Feminist on Kindle on a spree but I can't remember for sure! Dangerous, when you combine Kindle with wine. I JUST finished Lock In by John Scalzi on audio, and have been ignoring print because I'm obsessed with a game on my phone.