Welcome to my weekly Saturday feature here at Erin Reads, where I highlight new books that have entered my life, what I’ve been reading, and what’s happened on Erin Reads over the past week.
First, I must apologize for being absent from the comments section of Erin Reads this past week. I have been reading all your comments and really appreciate you taking the time to leave them! I’m hoping to play catch-up in a few days and get back to replying in a more timely fashion.
No new acquisitions this week, and nothing exciting from the library, so no vlog this week.
Though I haven’t gotten much blog reading done this past week, I did manage to add a few titles to my TBR list!
- The Dogs of Babel and The Nobodies Album by Carolyn Parkhurst: Jenners’s review of the latter on Life … With Books mentioned the former, and both ended up on my TBR list!
- The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan: I read about this new novel from Levithan on In the Next Room, and it sounds both intriguing and clever.
Read This Week
This week I finally finished Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte! It was worth waiting for and reading slowly. I’ve also been working on The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver for Reading Buddies and Are You Somebody? by Nuala O’Faolain.
On audio, I finished listening to The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester and Beowulf as translated and read by Seamus Heaney. Instead of starting a new audiobook, I spent yesterday listening to music for a change. Have you seen Mike Tompkins? He does a cappella versions of pop songs. I usually end up liking his versions better than the originals! Here’s the first one I saw, which is still my favorite:
Erin Reads Recap
- On Tuesday I finally shared my thoughts on Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld (the audiobook).
- Wednesday’s Classics Reclamation Project post looked at Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, which I just finished reading for the first time.
- Finally, yesterday, I posted the wrap-up post for February’s Reading Buddies discussion of A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. If you’ve read it, please feel free to join in. If you read along and posted your own review, link up so we can find you!
As you can see from the rather abbreviated Erin Reads recap above, I’ve hit that point I posted about a while back where my schedule won’t allow me to post every day. I’m planning to aim for four to five posts per week, as reading and writing time allow.
How was your reading week? Do tell!
I’m glad you enjoyed Jane Eyre!! Yay!!! 🙂
Oh, I did, very much 🙂
That Mike Tompkins video is so fun! Thanks for sharing! =)
Isn’t he great? I’m glad you enjoyed it!
I’m happy to hear Jane Eyre was a success…I really want to read it, but I’m waiting for Ulysses to be over with!
I finished Mountains Beyond Mountains this morning. It was terrific!
Yes, definitely don’t read Jane Eyre in the shadow of Ulysses! I hope you enjoy Jane Eyre when you get to it — I found it to be wonderful. I’d really like to read Mountains Beyond Mountains — it’s been on my list for a while, and I’m glad to hear it’s good!
Oh yeah … I got a two-fer!
And I need to check out this Tompkins guy. I love stuff like that!
Indeed…thanks! 🙂 If you enjoy the Tompkins video, look up Candlelight by the Maccabeats on YouTube. It’s a Hanukkah version of Mike Tompkins’s version of Dynamite!
ou know, The Dogs of Babel has been on my list for the longest time, and I have never actually gotten down to brass tacks and bought it. Now might be the perfect time! Thanks for inspiring me!
Sure 🙂 If you read it, I’ll be interested to hear what you think!
I love it that you included Mike Tompkins in your Week in Books. Totally makes my week, thanks!
I’m glad to hear it! Isn’t he fun?
Totally made a b-line to youtube to look up this Mike Tompkins dude.
Enjoy! His stuff is really fun.
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