Weekly Review: May 4, 2014


Y’all, my baby is growing up! The Boy will be thirteen this week; I can’t even believe it’s true. We were at the doctor the other day and there was a tiny little baby there that looked almost just like The Boy did when he was a wee one, and it brought tears to my weepy little eyes. How did this happen so quickly? So much time has passed, and far, far too quickly. While there are many things I’m proud of, there are so many things I wish I could go back and do over again. Too late, I suppose – he’s officially a teenager. Yikes! I mentioned on Friday that this was a crazy-busy week, and I was not exaggerating. I only made it through four books and one short story this week – way below my usual standards. Let’s take a look:

Books I read this week:

Book I’m currently reading:

Posts from the week of April 27th:

Upcoming posts for the week of May 5th:

  • Review: This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash
  • Library Love
  • …and more!

Not taking into consideration my low reading quota, The Roots of the Olive Tree was this week’s surprise hit. I’d been worried it would be a little dry and perhaps even boring – but no! This was an beautifully written novel that captured my attention from the first page, and had captured my heart as well by the time I was finished. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves was a good read, as well – a little long-winded at times, but interesting nonetheless, about a woman who grew up with a chimpanzee as her sister for part of her childhood. It’s much more involved than that, of course, and it’s oh, so good. Come Home and The Target were {yes, I’ll say it again} guilty pleasure reads – the latter was the winner of the two by far. You know, I call these types of books (mystery/thrillers) my guilty pleasure reads, but I sure have a lot of them! How about you?

What/who are your “guilty pleasure” books/authors?



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