Hindsight // Foresight September 25, 2017

Mark Solarski

Hindsight this week

Finally started and finished Fraulein M. this week, recommended to me by my friend Ben over at The Gothic Optimist.  He was right–for all the WWII books I read, I’d never read one set in the Weimar Republic or during the rise of Hitler in Germany.  I enjoyed it but I’m not quite sure I’m going to review it.  I may chance my mind but I’m having trouble wrapping my head around writing about it.

I also finished A Man Called Ove this week–I know!  I was behind.  It has been remedied.  The audiobook is so well done–though I listen to audiobooks in the car so listening to this one meant I was sniffling my way into work on Friday.

I managed to not acquire anything at the library this week (besides a fine for keeping Emma in the Night three days too long) and was mostly restrained on Amazon.  I picked up Behind Enemy Lines (another WWII memoir, of course), Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle-Stop Cafe, and Joan Didion’s The White Album on Kindle sale this week.

Foresight for the coming week

I’m about halfway through an ARC I received of The Best Kind of People–that blog will be up pretty quickly since it published last week on the 19th.  I started the audiobook of Hum If You Don’t Know the Words again and am having a much better time with it this time.  Not sure what was happening before but I couldn’t focus to save my life the first time.  I couldn’t abandon a Bahni Turpin audiobook, though.  Second try FTW.

Next up is probably Crossing to Safety for the MMD book club.  I NEED to be more active in it and DBC.  I read the books but then don’t wind up engaging much in the message board.  Wonky internet at home combined with the ramp up into the playoffs means I wind up watching a lot of baseball.  I won’t say I’m wasting time because commitment to Red Sox Nation is never a waste of time, but I have less bookish time than I always expect to when I look at my calendar for the week.

Are you reading anything good?  I’d love to hear in the comments.

I'd love to hear from you <3