Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sunday Post (77) / It's Monday, What Are You Reading

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a fun weekly meme now hosted by Kathryn at Book Date, where we share what we've read and reviewed over the past week and what we plan to read next.

It was a quiet week with not much going on. On Wednesday I had the day off so I went to see Hidden Figures, which was excellent. I haven't read the book yet. I also started watching This is Us. I've only watched a few episodes so far and I like it but don't love it. I didn't get much reading done. I finished one graphic novel. I had hoped to read more. I've been spending too much time on my phone reading depressing news and watching more TV lately.

Yesterday at the library I had 14 people show up to watch The Girl on the Train. Seventeen people signed up but I usually have a few that don't attend after registering. I was still happy with the turnout because for weeks only two people were signed up. Tomorrow is my next program, a coloring night. Only eight signed up which is down from my attendance last year. I've heard that the popularity of the coloring trend is dying down. On Tuesday I have my book group meetings. This is the first time since July that I'll have two book groups as one of my coworkers temporarily ran the afternoon group for me from August through November. I wish I could have given it to her permanently as it just gets to be too much for me. This afternoon I plan to look for some ideas for our March books. 

I am sad but not surprised to see the snow is back. Our parking lot at work was so icy yesterday morning that I felt like a penguin trying to slowly make my way in without falling. My director called someone to come and ice the lot so it wasn't bad by the time we opened for the day. So far we've been lucky this winter without much snow though there has been some ice. I just wish it was spring already! This week we'll hear from Puxsutawney Phil. Hopefully he won't see his shadow :)

Last week on my blog:

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (review)

Books read:

March: Book One by John Lewis

The first volume of the graphic novel trilogy March tells the story of civil rights leader and congressman John Lewis from his childhood through his involvement in sit-ins at segregated lunch counters in Nashville. I thought the book was inspiring.

Currently reading:

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (reread)

As much as I loved the book when I first read it, this reread is going very slowly. I  doubt I'll have it done by my book group meeting on Tuesday. I think part of the problem is that there are so many other books I'd rather read as well as a review book I have to read soon.

Currently listening to:

Starflight by Melissa Landers (reread)

I am enjoying the narration of this audio book but I don't think I'll have it done before it expires (I got it from the library through Overdrive). I'll have to get it again sometime. I had hoped to finish it before reading Starfall, which sadly doesn't appear to be available in audio yet.

On my TBR pile:

This is the book I have to read for review. Part of it sounds interesting (the story of sisters during WWII and after as they start a cosmetics company) but they had to ruin it by adding a ghost. Who knows, maybe I'll still like it. 

March: Book Two by John Lewis

New books received:

The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman (library book)

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne (library book)

Heartstone by Elle Katharine White (library book)

March: Book Three by John Lewis (library book)


  1. The news is totally depressing. I try to just hit it in the morning and then in the evening and then ignore it. Otherwise all this crap will drive me insane. :(

    Most people I know who color are still coloring, so maybe it's only hit a plateau. Glad your movie had a good showing. :)

  2. Awesome haul of books this week. I hope you love all of your new books. A lot of them are new to me.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  3. I adored The Hating Game but it ended a bit abruptly for me. I also loved the March graphic novel trilogy. It really is inspiring and eye opening.

  4. My students have been reading March by John Lewis and they love it! It is so fascinating and timely!

  5. I still have to see the Girl on the Train. And sorry to hear the snow is back- we got a little dusting too. Hope your remaining events go well.

    I'm looking forward to the Burning Page.

  6. Good to hear you enjoyed Hidden Figures, it does seem to be a good movie. Ah yes a book can drag when you would rather be reading something else!

  7. March is one that I'm going to be giving a go it's new to me but I love a good non-fiction graphic novel. Hope you enjoy your reads this week.

  8. How was the response from The Girl on the Train? I have heard mixed things and had mixed feelings from it myself. I can't speak to colouring. My mom does it but she's the only one I know who does. Hope it goes well though.

  9. I am off to look for the three March books. Thank you for sharing them.

  10. Snow made its return in my part of the world too. It is snowing right now but we're not supposed to get more than an inch of new snow. Come see my reading week here. Happy reading!

  11. I loved Hidden Figures, too. It aroused a lot of emotion, which I enjoy in a film.

    I'm curious about the March series...and I've been noticing The Hating Game around, so I will take another look.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and have a great week! Hope the snow slows down...tread carefully!

  12. I still need to watch The Girl on the Train. I enjoyed the book, so I am hoping the movie doesn't disappoint. I hope you enjoy The Hating Game - such a fun book! I hope you have a great week!

  13. I recently ordered the MARCH 3 book set--I'm not a big fan of graphic novels (nothing against them...I just don't think my mind works that way), but I am looking forward to reading those.

  14. Yay for the Hating Game. The Romance Reader's Guide to Life has me curious. I am so glad you liked Hidden Figures, I thought I would take my Mom to see it.

  15. I think I'll be seeing Hidden Figures this week! With nonfiction, I usually don't also read the book. With fiction, I rarely want to see the movie after reading the book, but I did watch Brooklyn. I run library programs, too. It's always nice to get a bigger turnout than expected!

  16. I've been spending WAY too much time on my phone and in front of the TV, as well. I haven't read Little Women since I was younger and don't really remember it, but I always struggle with books I "have" to read. It always takes the joy out of it for me. The side effect of having my undergraduate in English, I think. Hope the library load lightens up a bit, and I can't wait to watch Girl on the Train. Have a great week!

  17. ENJOY your books and reading week!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

  18. I'd love to give graphic novels a try, but had yet to find one in a genre that interests me, until I saw your post here. March looks like one I'd actually consider. Thanks for posting about it.

    Happy reading to you.

  19. I spend a lot of time glued to depressing news on my phone too. Too much time really. :(

    My library has been having Bullet Journal nights, and they always look packed! Not sure if that is something that would interest you in having at your library or not, but it seems like a huge trend here. :)

    Have a great week!


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