The Relentless Weekly Wrap-Up 10/19/14

On The Blog:

Readathon Book Stack

Weekend Cooking: Readathon Recipes

Dewey’s Readathon Master Post

Books Read:

Dr. Mutter’s Marvels by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy by Sarah Lazarovic

O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

This One Summer by Jillian & Mariko Tamaki

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

I devoured more books than normal this week, thanks to Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon! I’ll probably write up some mini-reviews for those books later this week.

Currently Reading:

The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg


I’d like to keep the nonfiction reading trend going for Nonfiction November. I bought a copy of A Curious Man in Florida last year. Perhaps I’ll dive into that? No promises!

Around the Blogosphere:

Nonfiction November is hosted by Sophisticated Dorkiness, Regular Rumination, and Doing Dewey. I’m a big nonfiction nerd and I cannot wait to get started! See any of those links for details on how to play along. 

In My Neck of the Woods:

I recently saw Gone Girl. Was it as good as the book? That’s a silly question. It was, however, quite good. I’m no movie critic but it kept me on the edge of my seat, which is pretty great considering that I already knew what was going on. Part of that might have been the appeal of Ben Affleck? I’ve always had a soft spot for that boy.

After the Packer game!

As yesterday was Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon today is book hangover day! I’m going to watch some football, eat some leftovers, and just veg out.

Happy Sunday to one and all!

29 thoughts on “The Relentless Weekly Wrap-Up 10/19/14

  1. I got 'cha. I'm going to watch football too, except my team is horrible. But, I need to take a break from reading and the computer. Thanks for telling us about Nonfiction November. I love nonfiction too. I may join.


  2. Congrats on the readathon!! I was surreptitiously watching your Instagram posts on food and was getting hungry. I even made chili yesterday. It wasn't as good as yours looked but it was still yummy. One of these years, I am going to be able to do the readathon, and I'm going to pull out all the stops!


  3. I can't wait for Nonfiction November! It's going to be great! We're announcing the readalong book this week.Speak! Yes. I need to hear your thoughts soon. :)Girls in Kabul looks great!


  4. I'm still working through the audiobook of Gone Girl. Unfortunately, it may take me 6 months. It's actually a pretty good audiobook–but definitely not for my kids' young ears. Thus, I can only listen to it when I can wear headphones (which is usually only at the gym, which I don't visit nearly enough) or after they go to bed, which isn't much earlier than when I go to bed. But, once I finish that, I'll definitely check out the movie!


  5. I've always had a soft spot for Ben too! And he did an excellent job…we were on the edge of our seats and knew what was going on too! I know what you mean by book hangover. I slept almost the entire day Sunday.


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