Weekly Monday Round-up (August 29, 2016)
Book I finished reading last week:
(A review is in the works)
Book I started reading last week but haven't finished:Show Me the Magic: Travels Round Benin by Taxi by Annie Caulfield
Last week's DNF books:
The Bloodied Cravat by Rosemary Stevens. It always upsets me when I can't finish a book, but this one was boring, so I saw no reason to finish it after I gave it the 50 page test (see the Terminology Glossary).
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Lord of Fire. Delicious!
Lord of Fire by Gaelen Foley started out well but I lost interest after three chapters and set it aside. I may pick it up later and finish it, as it wasn't so much the book itself but my mood that was wrong. I'm more inclined to read non-fiction than novels these days.
Last week's book haul:
- Tulip had been on my TBR list since I first heard of it.
- The Canada guide book was a nice addition to my guide book collection (more of that anon).
- I decided to buy The Stolen Child after reading the blurb.
- The British Museum book is a photo guide to the museum and will be good to have the next time I visit it.
- Courage at Sea was a freebie, and I can never resist adventure stories, especially if they are true.
- Crazy Quilting is a good addition to my collection of quilting books.
- Finally, Tapestries of Life, which is a collection of quotations and poems, will make a nice bathroom read.
Reading challenge progress:
I have now read 4 of 6 books for the What's in a Name challenge and posted reviews for three of them (I'm writing the fourth). I have read 3 books for the Nonfiction Reading Challenge, which means I have 2 more to go before I can move up to the next level.
DVDs I watched last week:
I remembered a gift card I had at a bookshop and went there with the plan of using it, but couldn't find any books I wanted to own, so I bought The Hobbit trilogy box set and have been watching the appendixes for the first film. I plan to finish watching all the appendixes before I tackle the films. I don't think I'll make it a marathon, but I do plan to watch The Hobbit films and then The Lord of the Rings films.
Earworm that got stuck in my head:
Whistle for the Choir by The Fratellis was stuck in my head from Tuesday night through all of Wednesday. I suppose it could be worse: it could have been Macarena or the Ketchup Song.
Other things I did last week:
Went to a big family get-together on Saturday. I swear I didn't know half the people there, and those I did were all around my age and older. We all got along splendidly none the less.