Wednesday, February 15, 2017

What I've Been Reading Lately

We experienced the mother of all tragedies recently, my library account was suspended. One of my kids lost a book. After weeks of fruitless searching, it was discovered in our own home. How this is possible, I can not even begin to tell you. Nonetheless, reading was light while tempers (mine) flared high. 

Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) by [Graham, Lauren]

Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between), Lauren Graham
I came late to the Gilmore Girls and Parenthood scene, but I eagerly awaited the Gilmore Girls A Year in a Life. And I really enjoy Lauren Graham. I listened to this on audio (she reads it herself). It's certainly not heavy reading but it was enjoyable. Apparently my knowledge of Hollywood trivia is extremely lacking because I found out that she was in a relationship with Peter Krause (her brother, Adam, on Parenthood) since the show. What??

The Martian: A Novel by [Weir, Andy]

Anything even a little bit sci-fi like is not my usual genre. But I flew through this book about an astronaut left on Mars. All of the science/math stuff made this book even more enjoyable (even if I didn't understand it). I haven't seen the movie (and am not sure that I will), so I have no thoughts on that, but the book is truly excellent.  

West with the Night by [Markham, Beryl]

Due to the above-mentioned library card saga, I bought this on Kindle when it was less than 20 cents thanks to the Modern Mrs. Darcy Kindle deals (it no longer is, I'm very sorry to report). I'm still reading it, but, man, what a story. It's a memoir about a British-born woman who goes on to become a bush pilot in Kenya. 

It's lovely, like nothing else I've ever read, and, to boot, the words dance like music across the page. 


  1. You definitely need to see the movie version of the Martian! - K.

  2. Second the movie recommendation for The Martian! My husband and I both read the book and the movie was a pretty good adaptation!

    1. I guess that settles it then - I need to see it!