So, after several weeks of deliberation, we finally bought the new car to replace our dying van. We decided on a Subaru Outback, finalizing the paperwork and driving it home on Wednesday. It’s a really comfortable ride, and plenty of cargo space for groceries or luggage (whenever we can travel again.)
In book news, I participated in the Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon, although I didn’t read anywhere near 24 hours due to other commitments and the need for sleep. Still, I did pretty well, completing one ebook ARC (All the Colors of Night) from start to finish, plus 3 hours 20 minutes of The Night Circus in audiobook format, and 13% of Homicide in Hardcover (Kindle.)
For my US readers: If you haven’t voted yet, I hope you are planning to do so. If you are voting absentee, please turn in your ballot in person or mail it ASAP, so there is less risk of it arriving late.
Last Week on the Blog
- Sunday Post – 10/18/2020
- Books I Read Because Someone Recommended Them to Me – Top Ten Tuesday
- Sunday Post – 10/25/2020 – this post
This Week on the Blog
- Halloween Books – Top Ten Tuesday, tentative
- News & Notes – 10/31/2020 – tentative
- Sunday Post – 11/01/2020 – tentative
What I’m Reading/Watching
Reading: I read Parting Breath, an Inspector Sloan mystery by Catherine Aird, and All the Colors of Night, the forthcoming paranormal romantic suspense novel by Jayne Ann Krentz (ARC.) I started Homicide in Hardcover (Kate Carlisle) for the COYER book club, but goofed on the date of the book club chat — it’s today, not next weekend, so I missed it. Next up are A Darker Shade of Magic (V. E. Schwab), which I promised Robin I would read, and The Duke and I (Julia Quinn; reread) for a Bridgertons group read on Instagram. (Click titles for Goodreads page or my review.)
Listening: I finished Catfishing on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer, which I really loved. I am about a quarter of the way through The Night Circus for the second time. It’s such a beautiful book! But I had forgotten so many details and even plot points.
Watching: Mostly All Creatures Great and Small (the 1970s version.) We finished Season 1 and have started on Season 2.
Added to the Hoard
Print: The Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures (Click title for Goodreads page.)