Good morning! Fall is finally here! Well, not really. Here in Southern California, it seems like fall comes to visit us just for a few days every week. It’s supposed to be misting for the next two days so I’m not going to complain. Yesterday, it was actually cold enough for beef stew and I needed to wear a jacket. For all of you who are buried in snow every winter, I envy you.
A few weeks ago while Bloggiesta was going on, I posted a reader survey. I want to say thanks to everyone who took a few minutes of their time to fill it out. I wish that I could make a cute graph and share the results with you all, but alas, I’m not that talented. I’m going through all of the responses and there will slowly be a few changes around 1330v but not anything too big.
I’ve spent this weekend hanging out with the kids and ignoring my homework. It was glorious. I also spent some time scanning my shelves for potential reads. I haven’t made as much progress when it comes to reading more off my shelves but I’m still trying. Here’s what on my nightstand from my tbr shelves right now:
The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney. I’m only a few pages in but I’m really like the main character, Mrs. Ross, an older woman who’s trying to solve the murder of her neighbor. It’s pretty different from what I’m used to reading.
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann. This book has been sitting on my shelves for years. It’s gotten to the point that I’m tired of looking at it. I read a review by Aarti (BookLust) last week that put this on the top of my tbr pile.
The Voice of the River by Melanie Rae Thon. This turned up as a nice mail surprise a few months ago. I’ve been a huge fan of Thon’s writing for years. The book spans a day in the life of a missing boy and his dog and the search for the two.
The Distance Between Us: A Memoir by Reyna Grande. It’s the story of Grande’s childhood. Grande and her siblings had to live with various relatives in Mexico while her parents worked in the United States.
In case you didn’t know, Amy (My Friend Amy) and Carrie (Books and Movies) host a Film Club, discussing a new-to-them movie. This month’s pick is one I nominated: The Garden. It’s a documentary about a group of urban farmers who are having their small plot of land taken away from them by the city of Los Angeles to make way for. . . dirt. That’s right. A dirt field. I watched it with a friend and there was so much to discuss like city politics, urban renewal, race issues and more. There’s still time to join this discussion when it happens on October 30th on Carrie’s blog.
What are you reading this week?