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.
I am always reading multiple books at a time. Here are the books I plan on finishing this week:
The Perfect Couple I plan on finishing this for both of my group challenges this week.
Educated I plan on reading this for my Vegas book club. We all hated the previous book, so we changed mid month.
Google Your Husband Back I am reading this one just for fun, but I am sure it will fit into my group challenges somewhere.
I haven’t bounced back from my Vegas trip. On Wednesday, I was supposed to go to book club to discuss America for Beginners, by Leah Franqui, but I just couldn’t get myself to go. I was also supposed to go to PE class, but had zero energy. I ended up napping for 2 hours, then getting up to eat dinner, and went right back to sleep.
I managed to get through work, but nothing else managed to happen. I have my list that I’m working my way through. Slowly.
I think I am going to try to finish some halfway finished books in the month of January 2019.
Their eyes were watching God Started but not finished for book club over the summer.
Holiday princess overdue library book
The Affliction Written by a coworker. I want to get a review up sooner than later.
Curse of the Lord of darkness The first book I received to read and review. Haven’t read it yet, so I need to review it.
I am in several online book groups. I get many book recommendations from there and a lot of giggles. Many are unintentional giggles.
One woman was asking for recommendations to help her to her goal of 30 books. She wanted to read 12 contemporary and 12 classic books to make her 30. Well, I guess it’s good that she’s a reader and not a math student.
“Where do you get bookmarks? I usually use a drier sheet.” Where do you find books? You can usually get them at the same place. Come to think of it, they generally sell suitable bookmarks where you can buy drier sheets.
I also get and give book recommendations from these groups. They make my to be read list longer and longer, but I’ve read some wonderful things that I normally wouldn’t have picked up without the recommendation.