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.