it’s monday! what are you reading?

It’s Monday, what are you reading?—a weekly blog meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

I really hemmed and hawed over this, but I ultimately decided against signing up for Bout of Books 9.0. I’ve had a lot of fun in the past (and will likely sign up again in the future), but this week just feels kind of pinched. It’s the first full week back to work after the holiday (both my jobs). My orchestra rehearsals start back up next week, so I supposedly have evenings free at the moment… but I have a family project I’m going to work on—putting together a booklet of my grandmother’s teaching career memories, including pictures. And for some reason evenings always end up filled with something, as much as I try to keep them free. I’ll try to look at the participating blogs throughout the week, but I’m afraid I won’t have much time to really invest.

The other reason I didn’t sign up is because I plain old don’t feel like I have a lot to track or get ahead on, necessarily. I’m making my way through Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam pretty leisurely, and I started David Maraniss’s When Pride Still Mattered for the Stranger than Fiction book group at the KC Library.

This week I do need to catch up on a mini-reviews post for the audiobooks we listened to on our drive north for the holidays: Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern, Rabid by Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy, and Tenth of December by George Saunders. Also, I’m finishing up listening to Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden right now.

So, that’s the deal for me this week! What are you reading?

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