Its Monday, What Are You Reading (2/13/17)?
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Good morning and Happy Valentine's Day Eve! How was your weekend? As usual, nothing too exciting over here; I find that the older I get the less inclined I am to choose weekend outings that require any type of attire other than the most comfortable, casual clothing that I own.
We have had unseasonably warm weather lately and I am not complaining; usually, this time of year, we are dodging ice and it makes for tough running conditions. I enjoyed a long run on Saturday morning followed by a farmer's market and grocery shopping trip, a few chores, and then my husband cooked us a lovely pre-Valentine's Day dinner.
An unexpectedly decent surprise, we watched The Accountant, newly available for rent, with Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick; it's not excellent, but entertaining enough to recommend.
In reading news, I do not have much to share; it was a very busy week at work, with a few long days, which cut down some on my reading time. I'm hopeful that this week will yield better returns!
I finished The Animators which was even better than I'd anticipated; I would give it 4.5 stars, but rated it a 5 on Goodreads (you can read my comments here). As always, much of my reading enjoyment involves timing and I think I read this one right when I needed to; I'd just finished We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter (review tomorrow!) which was quite heavy, at times, and while The Animators is certainly not lacking in substance, the subject matter was quite different.
Having already received an advance copy of The News from the End of the World by Emily Jeanne Miller, I decided to give it a try; at just 288 pages, I figured it would be a quick read and it really has been. So far, I really like the setting (Cape Cod) and the characters (focused on brothers who have a conflicted relationship); I'm about three quarters of the way through.
I'm SUPER excited about the release of George Saunders' new novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, tomorrow; I preordered the audiobook because the cast sounds phenomenal (Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, Ben Stiller, Susan Sarandon, Megan Mullally and so many more!), and my commute this week should be quite interesting!
I hope you all have a great week!
What are you reading?