What I’m (going to be) reading (just as soon as I finish the book I’m reading now)

Tonight was Family Night. Yippee!

[In case you can’t figure it out: Family Night = dinner out together + fun family adventure.]

[Oh, and also: fun family adventure + winter + cold + dark = a trip to the library. Always.]

Anywho . . . after a night of family fun and togetherness, we arrived home at seven minutes to bedtime with a basket of new-to-us books and a blissfully clear conscience, having at last wiped our marker clean of holiday-induced overdue fines. (I’ve got to be the only person I know who regularly spends more money borrowing books than renting movies. Worth every penny, tho’.)

For the kids, we* got two fresh Elephant and Piggie books (we ration ourselves to two per visit to keep from running through the library’s collection too quickly), the wordless Underground Railroad picture book Unspoken that all my favorite kidlit bloggers have been raving about recently, the  new graphic novel retelling of A Wrinkle in Time, and a pile of other books that I had no hand in choosing. (Hooray for the children’s budding sense of literary autonomy!)

For me, we* got one book that I’ve been dying to read for as long as I’ve been aware of its existence and another book that I knew I had to read the moment I saw it this evening.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to crawl into bed and turn pages for a while until the clock strikes ZZZZZZ. I’ve still got a few chapters of Herriot to finish up before I dig into my newly borrowed treasures.

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P.S. What are you reading now or planning to read soon?

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7 thoughts on “What I’m (going to be) reading (just as soon as I finish the book I’m reading now)

  1. I have been reading through Bill Bryson’s books and for the most part, enjoying them very much. Right now it’s, The Lost Continent. You have to take his work with a block of salt, his expletive choices are few but they do pop up occasionally. But he’s funny and poignant, and has an interesting democratic, socialist take on things like the mid west and small town America.

    Next on my list may just have to be James Herriot’s work! Wonder why?

  2. I joined GoodReads yesterday. No, I don’t know why I hadn’t before, but there I am now. I spent a ridiculous amount of time putting some of my favorite books into my Have Read list. I still have a few shelves to go… My husband corrects me…BOXES to go before I have the important books listed.

    As for what I am reading…I hope I don’t disappoint you. Kent and I are reading through the Outlander books once more in preparation for the new book, due out this fall. Yes, I have read them several times, Yes, they are R rated..I’m a series junkie…

    • Ooh, I’m on GoodReads, too. (That is, I stop by for a few minutes every month or so.) I’ve never even considered chronicling my entire reading backlist — you are ambitious. I mostly just keep tabs on what I’ve read since I joined. At any rate — look me up!

    • I’m on GoodReads, too. (At leaset, I stop by for a few minutes every month or so.) It’s definitely the best site of its kind on the web. I’ve never even considered chronicling my entire reading backlist, though — you are ambitious. I mostly just keep tabs on what I’ve read since I joined. At any rate — look me up!

  3. Bill Bryson is an American who lives in England, he’s the head of some college there, Durham or something like that. He loves to travel, and writes very well about his experiences and conclusions. He did one about hiking the Appalachian Trail, it was fascinating. He wrote one book about his travels around the UK on, mostly, public transportation. He’s originally from Iowa, so that gives me a connection with him as my daughter lives just down the road from where he grew up. He is very entertaining, and a bit less than R rated, but not PG 13! Maybe PG 21?

    • Phew! It’s a good thing I’m 32, then! I looked up his website after you first mentioned him, and his books do look both fascinating and very fun. I’ll have to see if I can track down one or two at our library when next we visit.

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