The Relentless Weekly Wrap-Up 10/14/13

Hooking up with “It’s Monday! What are you Reading?” over at Book Journey

Reviews:

The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes

The Clock of Life by Nancy Klann-Moren

Feature: 5 Star Reads (Including Burial Rites by Hannah Kent)

Read:

I read next to nothing in the beginning of the week. I fell down the rabbit hole of documentaries on Netflix. Want to know something about The Civil War, Prohibition, or The Dust Bowl perhaps? I’m your gal!

In times between hanging out with Ken Burns I did manage to read around half of November’s Fury by Michael Shumacher. I hope to finish that up this week!

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon gave my reading the extra push that it always does! Here are the books I ate up that day:

  • The Secret Life of Objects By Dawn Raffel
  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  • Boxers by Gene Luen Yang
  • Saints by Gene Luen Yang
  • The Suicide Shop by Jean Teule
  • Late Lights by Kara Weiss
  • Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

Upcoming: 

I have a decent handle on my shelves so I allowed myself to request a few books from my local library. Here’s one that I’m particularly looking forward to:

Lookaway, Lookaway by Wilton Barnhardt

Other Business:

The 24 Hour Read-a-Thon was an absolute blast! You can see all the gif-tastic details here. I usually get my weekly wrap-up posts up on Sundays. Not this week! I was exhausted yesterday. The read-a-thon will do that to a person.

Have a great week everyone! And as always, happy reading.

35 thoughts on “The Relentless Weekly Wrap-Up 10/14/13

  1. Hoo boy, I'm a Netflix documentary addict, too. I JUST noticed that the Salinger doc is already up! I need to watch it. Have you watched Dear Zachary? I'm warning you, it's a heartbreaker, but so incredible. I'm SO excited for you to read Lookaway, Lookaway! Just seeing that cover gets me all giggly.

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  2. I'm a huge Ken Burns fan! Have you seen Baseball? I'm not much of a baseball fan, but it was fascinating. The National Parks one and the Lewis & Clark are really good, too. And Jazz. Oh, heck, they're all good.I'm impressed by how many books you read during the readathon. You must have stayed up nearly the entire 24 hours!

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  3. This made me smile because my husband spent the past month watching all of those Ken Burns documentaries too! I think he's starting the National Parks one next. I usually read while he watches Netflix, but maybe I should join in and watch a bit too.

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  4. Wow! You read a LOT of books during the Readathon! GO YOU!!! I love that you read Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang and The Suicide Shop by Jean Teule. They are so good! Can't wait to read your thoughts on them!

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  5. I'm so envious of your awesome Read-a-Thon reading! My reading has slowed down considerably since school started back (online class teaching, ugh!). The read-a-thon gave me a boost, but I could still use more boost. lol

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