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March 23, 2015

The Relentless Weekly Wrap-Up 03/23/15

I usually post my wrap-up on Sunday. It's Monday. I know, I KNOW. I'm here now, I hope that counts for something? 

A Little Life: Not for the weak at heart.
I finished A Little Life. I can't even begin to explain how that book made me feel. I will try. At a later date. When I'm armed with chocolate and wine.

Mosquitoland is my current read. I'm enjoying it so much. My daughter loved it and knew I would too.

Right this minute I'm nomming an omelette. They are my morning go-to. Sometimes my evening go-to. I like eggs, okay? 


I started American Crime. Felicity Huffman's character is the worst/best. The show is racially charged, to say the least and I'm looking forward to more episodes. 

The Socratic Salon is here! It's a collaborative effort aimed at fostering deep discussions about the books we/you read. We are incredibly excited about this and we really hope that you are too. I'd like to thank my cohorts April, Catherine, Monika, and Shannon. It's a pleasure to work with women who are so wise, warm, and wonderful.

I do hope you'll check out our Welcome post and join us for a lively discussion of Jill Essbaum's Hausfrau tomorrow! Bring your strong opinions, we want to hear them! Please feel free to poke around the site and be sure to suggest books that you'd like to see broken down.

Have a fantastic week, readers. I adore you.

March 17, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday - Books On My Spring TBR List

Hosted by The Broke & the Bookish

Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List

Ah, spring. The chirping birds, the green grass, the budding trees! Okay, NONE of those things are happening here yet. I'm in Wisconsin, we won't see spring for another couple of weeks. The snow will eventually melt and the weather will warm up. (Right?!)

When that warm weather eventually arrives I'll probably be enjoying one of these new books:

Safekeeping by Jessamyn Hope

Orphan Number Eight by Kim van Alkemade

The Cherry Harvest by Lucy Sanna

Weightless by Sarah Bannan

Born with Teeth by Kate Mulgrew

War of the Encyclopaedists by Christopher Robinson & Gavin Kovite

The World Before Us by Aislinn Hunter

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

What's on your Spring TBR List?