how can it be December, reading edition

I really need to title these posts differently as they are of the books read in the month prior, but naming patterns and titling blog posts has never come easily to me. As for today, it’s been that kind of Thursday.

‘This must be Thursday,’ said Arthur to himself, sinking low over his beer. ‘I never could get the hang of Thursdays.’
― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

A beer would be nice, however I need to complete more work done before I call it a night.

Books read in November

book cover for hidden figures Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I love everything about this book.
Please read my complete review at PennyWise Consulting »

book cover in calabriaIn Calabria
by Peter S. Beagle
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This is a beautiful tale and it takes the slow path yet pulls you deep into its spell, similar to Summerlong. It’s a quick read and I enjoyed every moment. This is another NetGalley title and I will be writing a proper review (the FTC wants you to know).

book cover  Every Which Way Crochet Borders: 139 Patterns for Customized Edgings by Edie Eckman Every Which Way Crochet Borders: 139 Patterns for Customized Edgings
by Edie Eckman
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This is a beautiful title and will be great resource for those who always turn to the same handful of crochet borders. It will be released in January and I hope I provide a detailed review then, it is another NetGalley title (the FTC wants you to know). Please read my thoughts so far at little acorn creations ».

Currently reading

It surprised me when I realized I hadn’t actually read Chernow’s Hamilton. I think what happened is that E and I discussed it at length while he was reading it years ago. It then moved onto my TBR pile and we know how that goes.

There are more NetGalley titles such as, Master Your Craft: Strategies for Designing, Making, and Selling Artisan Work by Tien Chiu, Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire by Julia Baird .

There are also Librarything Early Reviewer titles such as Wisconsin on the Air: 100 Years of Public Broadcasting in the State That Invented It by Jack Mitchell and hopefully I’ll receive my copy of My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King soon.

2016 reading challenge status

Hah hah hah.. uhm.. right. I’d gone a bit overboard with NetGalley requests and despite progress am and still far behind in reviews so I’ve been trying to focus on those this year. We also had a few windfalls at library book sales and the bookcase is double stacked and there are more books upstairs. Yes, I’ve read over 52 books, but few were books from our physical bookshelves.

part of our library

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One Reply to “how can it be December, reading edition”

  1. I will look for “Hidden Figures”! I am in the middle of Kathryn Harrison’s “Seal Wife,” and am liking it a lot.

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