It’s Monday, what are you reading?—a weekly blog meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.
A little late to the party today! It was a very busy weekend. Saturday night I played an orchestra concert, and last night I went to an author event sponsored by Rainy Day Books: Cary Elwes speaking about his new book, As You Wish, a memoir of behind-the-scenes stories from the making of the now-classic film The Princess Bride. It was a wonderful event! There was a short documentary screening, period-appropriate music, a sword fighting demonstration, and of course a discussion with Elwes about the book and his experiences making the movie. With admission I got a hardcover copy and a place in line for an autograph. When I got to the table, Elwes noticed my Packers shirt right away and gave me a high five, saying “Go Packers!” and that Aaron Rodgers was a fan of the movie, too. So cool! Can’t wait to sink into that book next 🙂
After failing at two classics, this week I am starting two new (and I mean NEW!) books:
First, The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey became available off the wait list from my library’s overdrive, so I downloaded it and will go with that one for my rehearsal commutes the next couple weeks. I like it so far—pretty creepy and it has me curious about what the hell happened in this world to these kids. Fits in with the Halloween spirit, but not so much with my all-women authors accidental theme I had going for October… oh well, who knows, this will likely count for November anyway!
Second, I started Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay. It’s been getting high praise from bloggers whose opinions I trust, so I ordered it a few weeks ago. I’ve had very little time to read much lately so I’m only one essay in but it’s already blown me away. Looking forward to having a good chunk of time hopefully soon to really dig in—I feel like I could devour it in one sitting if I had the time for it.
What are you reading this week?