Hosted by Sheila from Book Journey, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover!
Finished Last Week:
I love Jim Gaffigan’s comedy, and I really loved his latest book. I loved it so much in fact that I think my coworkers may have thought I was having a seizure as I tried to stifle my laughter while listening to his hilarious thoughts on food. Tears of laughter are ALWAYS a good thing. A fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen is a complete 180 from Mr. Gaffigan’s homage to food, but I figure it fit the weather. Plus, it was a freebie from Audible. Kate Mayfield’s memoir about growing up in the South in the 1960s in a funeral home was interesting, although I confess that I’m really not certain I understand her point in writing it. It’s been a while since I’ve read a vampire story, and I really loved Smith’s tongue-firmly-in-cheek Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. (Hey, I never said I read the most highbrow of literature.)
Did Not Finish:
Nothing, thank goodness!
Time to experience this gem as an audiobook!
Great cover on the vampire book. Will you be reviewing that one? Is it on par with Anne Rice’s stuff? Or different? I’m not really familiar with his books. thx
Isn’t that great? My husband and I both loved his first vampire book, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. It was just so fun to read about his version of history. I will definitely be reviewing this one, most likely next week. I still have to write it. Is it on par with Anne Rice? No. At least Grahame-Smith doesn’t take himself too seriously. You can tell he has a lot of fun imagining the storylines of his books.
I dig Jim Gaffigan so much, I’ll definitely have to keep my eyes open for his latest book 😀
I keep seeing that Hooper around and I have a great feeling about it. I don’t know why, I just do.
Hope you’re having a great week!
You will LOVE the new Jim Gaffigan book. It is just so funny, as you would expect. Some of it he takes directly from his stand-up, but most of it is new material that had me in stitches.
The Hooper book is going to be one people love or they hate. I don’t think there will be anyone on the fence about it. If you read it, I will be curious on your thoughts.
Stay warm and have a good one!
I’m currently reading The Martian, and finding it to be fascinating! Would like to read Etta and Otto, it sounds good.
I am SO glad you are enjoying The Martian! It really was one of my favorite books of 2014, and I am enjoying it just as much on this re-read.
The Snow Queen seems like an appropriate choice for the current weather 🙂
I so want to try Etta and Otto and Russell and James. On the holds list at the library. Hope you’ve been doing well Michelle.
It is a beautiful novel; I hope you get your hands on a copy soon!
I hope you’ll post a review of Jim Gaffigan’s book – I’m interested to hear more!
Absolutely! Look for it later this week.
I am definitely looking forward to The Martian.
It’s really a great book. I can’t speak highly enough of it.
Still trying to figure out what to read. I just got an email from the library that my ebook request for The Paying Guests has come in. I really should read one of my ARCs though.
I understand completely. Some of my e-galleys are in danger of expiring, but I don’t want to read them before I get to some others. I think I’m fighting a losing battle.
Beautiful books here! FOOD is a great one, I listened to it on audio and laughed a lot!
I was listening to Food: A Love Story at work. I’m sure my coworkers thought something was wrong with me as I giggled and snorted and tried to keep any audible laughter to a minimum.
And THAT is what we call “Variety in Reading”. I’m off to read another chapter of Color (nonfiction) and maybe get my teeth into Invention of Wings a little later today. Happy Monday!
You like that? I was definitely all over the place this week. Of course, you know I loved every minute of it. No sticking with one genre/topic/target audience for me!
The Invention of Wings is really good. Enjoy!
I’m reading Susan Hill’s The Soul of Discretion, the latest in her series about policeman Simon Serailler and the various goings-on in the English town of Lafferton. I read these books less for the mysteries (which are generally fairly easy to solve), but more for the on-going stories about Simon and the various members of his extended family. This one involves child abuse, always a hard subject to read about, but Hill handles it carefully, allowing us to feel the horror of it without dwelling on the awfulness. Meanwhile, there are some developments regarding Simon’s father that are quite shocking.
Interesting. I haven’t heard of this series, but it sounds like one that I could definitely enjoy.
Have a great week, Deb!