Well, this is delayed, and has been for a while, unfortunately. Yes, I am aware it’s Thursday.
My current audiobook is The Hate U Give. I should finish it by tomorrow afternoon.
I have a few books due for bookclub soon. I should probably get going on them.
I am reading the sequel to OH. MY. GODS. BY TERA LYNN CHILDS on the Kindle. I might finish that early next week.
Every year, my parents go away for several weeks. They invite everyone to join them. So, I visited this year, like I usually do. I only went up on a Friday after work, and stayed until Sunday morning. My goal was to sit by the pool and finish my bookclub book.Friday night, there was a group of my parents’ friends there, watching the movie my dad was in when he was 28 or so, Towering Inferno.
Saturday morning, I got up, made coffee, put on my swimsuit, and looked outside. Fog. 61 degrees. The hot tub was broken, so I didn’t bother. Brrr. I’ll wait. I read for a while.
Eventually, I ventured outside, since the sun was out. The temperature wasn’t any higher. This is my sunbathing outfit. Completely covered by towels, with a sunhat and 100 SPF sunblock on.
The hot tub at the other pool was working, so I wandered over there, eventually. They still haven’t fixed the sign for the button for the jets. It used to have “hot tub jets” and no sign for the emergency off switch. People used to push the big red button to turn on the jets, and the alarm would go off.
I never finished the book, but went to bookclub anyhow.
This week’s audiobook is finishing up Fifty Things that Aren’t my Fault. I should be finished with it this afternoon.
I don’t have a library book going right now, since I finished one yesterday. I am returning a lot of books to the library today. Read and unread. I took too many out this time.
I am working on Mrs. Everything, just for fun. It’s part of the book stack.
I am supposed to finish The Great Alone by the 24th, for bookclub. I haven’t started it yet.
PBS summer reading
Educated, by Tara Westover
I am surprised that this didn’t show up on more lists. I enjoyed the book, but then read a few of the comments on the controversy about the book. I decided to enjoy the book for what it was, the way it was published, and not to let the critics sway my thoughts. It was an entertaining read, and that’s basically what I was looking for when I read it.
Classics book club today was to discuss The Talented Mr. Ripley and to watch the movie. I couldn’t get the book read on time, so I messaged the group and told them I wouldn’t be coming. I got the message to come anyway, and watch the movie.
The movie was good. I’d seen it years ago, but didn’t remember much of it. Apparently it’s different from the book in several ways, but not having read it, I didn’t know.
I am currently debating reading the book or checking it off as not having to read it. I’ll decide one of these days.
I have started Tattooist of Auschwitz because I keep hearing about it. It’ll be for my group challenge on goodreads.
I still have to finish Fat Girl, but I have only an hour or so left in it.
I need to work on Winter People for sci fi bookclub in a couple of weeks.