What Are You Reading Wednesday

This week’s audiobook is Lovecraft Country, for Sunday’s bookclub.

This week’s library book is about the architecture and landscape of Alcatraz.

This week’s book stack book is Magic for Liars, also for Sunday’s bookclub.

This week’s Kindle book is Playing for Keeps, about neighbors who can’t stand each other. It’s a love story.

Why It’s Important to Read Uncomfortable Books

Uncomfortable books

The above linked article talks about how important it is for kids to read books that make them uncomfortable, since history was messy, and they need to know about history. They shouldn’t be sheltered. The books below were mentioned in the article. I’ve only read one of the books, but it was wonderful and I don’t regret reading it at all. The others are in my TBR pile. Classics.

The Grapes of Wrath

 Uncle Tom’s Cabin 

 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

To Kill a Mockingbird

What are you reading Wednesday

I am aware this isn’t Wednesday, but I am also aware that I haven’t posted a What Are You Reading post in a while.

My audiobook this week is Furious Hours, about the last trial of Harper Lee. It’s very good so far.

My kindle book is Enchanted Ever After, part of my quest to read all of Shanna Swendon’s books.

My library book this week is Lab Girl. I am just getting started in it, but haven’t gotten too far in it.

I don’t have a personal book going yet, but I hope to, soon. The book stack is growing, rather than shrinking.

More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops, by Jen Campbell

More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops by Jen Campbell

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was a little fluff book, and I did enjoy reading it. I enjoyed the little anecdotes from the bookstores, but some of them were repeated from the author’s previous book. I flew through the book, and was disappointed when I realized I left it at work on the day that I was supposed to be finishing it at home.

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More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops

Making lists

I am a list maker. I am afraid of forgetting something, so I make sure I write it down.

I have shopping lists, to-do lists, to get to eventually lists, etc.  If I am going on a trip, I make a packing list.

Mental lists don’t work for longer than a two minute period, but I still make them and still try to follow them.  I make my lists early, so I have time to remember what I’ve forgotten.

My friend asks me often what is on my agenda.  She pointed out that I always have a list.  I never just say “nothing” and I never have just one thing on it.

I found out recently that the list making trait has to do with some forms of ADHD.  There is so much going on in the noggin that it has to be sorted somehow.  When it was pointed out that I am making lists of EVERYTHING, I tried to stop.  Nope.  I can’t do it.  It’s just part of who I am.

Best beach books of 2019

Here’s another list that I love.  I own several of the books on the (best beach books 2019) list.    Again, I expanded Brenda Janowitz’s list out to make for an easier checklist for me.  And, I probably won’t be reading them on the beach, either.

Brenda Janowitz is the POPSUGAR books correspondent. She is the author of five novels, including The Dinner Party. Her sixth novel, The Grace Kelly Dress, will be published by HarperCollins/Graydon House in March 2020.Who’s ready for longer days, warmer nights, and all the joy that Summer brings? Me! Oh, you are, too? Great! Then let’s talk about what you’ll be bringing with you to the beach or to the park or to wherever it is you like to relax on your long, lazy Summer days. I’ve got the 34 best books of Summer, and you’re going to need a bigger beach bag. Whether you want to stay up all night with a thriller, swoon over a rom-com, or be transported to another time and place with historical fiction, I’ve got the perfect read for you.