Weekly Reading Roundup
February 18, 2013 31 Comments
I got new glasses this week! Since I’m have been 39 years old for quite a few years now, my eyes don’t want to read the small print any more. So I got the kind of glasses where the top is for seeing in the distance gradually changing towards the bottom for seeing close-up. I still have to get used to it, but now I can read the newspaper like a normal person again. Hurray for old-people’s glasses!
I did a lot of editing this week (someone’s book), in between volunteering at the school library, visiting my mother for the day, and walking a good amount for exercise.
The coming week the children have spring break, which means I will use my energy trying to get them off the computers/Xbox as much as I can. It’s hard work when they’re teenagers…
Books I finished in the last week: 3 and a DNF
Click on the blue links to see my review
Lost & Found by Tom Winter. A fun story about a woman who writes to the universe about her failed marriage and a postman finding her letters and finding comfort in them. 5 stars
Norse Greenland by Jared Diamond. Non-fiction about the settlement of Icelanders in Greenland around the year 1,000 AD. Why did their society collapse after 500 years? 4,5 stars
Kruisverhoor [Cross-examination] by Peter Delpeut. A police officer is researching the case of the body of a newborn baby and a girl who recently gave birth. But one and one is not two. 4 stars
Divorce for Beginners by Sophie King. A book I didn’t finish. About a divorced woman who starts a self-help group for other divorcees. DNF
Books I’m reading and planning to read
Still by Roelof Bakker. Short stories by 20 different authors all based on a different photograph taken in an abandoned building in London. 4 stars
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash. A dodgy church holds a session for a boy, to heal him. But things go wrong. 5 stars
The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke. A robot who is almost undistinguisable form a human becomes the tutor of a girl, who later falls in love with him. Read 120 pages, did not finish.
What are you reading this week?