Sunday, March 05, 2017

Week in Review - Week 10


I finished 4 books this week and 3 of them were audios. I am not sure if that has ever happened before. My average audiobook listening each month is only usually 5 and I just listened to 3 in a week. I am curious what that will mean for the reading month overall. I could have an awesome audio month, or fizzle on them. It would be nice to actually being reading with my eyes, too, but it is better than nothing. I just keep starting stuff, reading a bit, and then putting it down and picking something else up. I just cannot seem to concentrate. At least with audios I can do other things while listening to them.

I am pretty sure it is clear to most people that read my blog that I am not a big television/movie watcher. Which is why it was so strange for me to sit down last night and watch two movies! What were they? Moana and Sing. I am so cool. lol When I decided on a movie night, I had the house to myself. When the guy got home I had just turned Moana on, so he got to enjoy them, too. He was not eager to watch either of them, but in the end he enjoyed Moana. I don't think he liked Sing. To be honest, I thought Moana was better than Sing

Currently Reading

Maybe? I am a bit into it, so hopefully it will stick.


I read the first book in this series by audio, but then I read the second book. I really like the narrator and when I tried to move on to this book last year, it just didn't click at the time. So, I got it on audio and now I can finish a trilogy! I am enjoying it.

Weekly Reading

The Invisible Library ~ Finally! I started this book when it first came out, but it was right when I broke my ankle and I just never got back to it. I have heard really good things about the series and the audio was in the recent Audible sale, so I grabbed a copy. I am so glad I finally did! I liked it enough that if I could have figured out how to use credits on the Audible app, I would have started the next one right away. But, I couldn't, so I read something I owned all ready instead. Anyway, this was a fun mystery-type novel that is centred around books and libraries. I definitely want to see what happens next. Recommended!

A Man Called Ove ~ This book was a daily deal last year sometime and I didn't think it sounded like a book that I would like. But, then, it was kind of everywhere and I regretted that I hadn't grabbed a copy when it was on sale. Thankfully, it went on sale again and I grabbed a copy that time around. I had no plans to read it when I did, but it was just there and it cleared a book of the ole TBR. (My audio one anyway.) And, despite it not really being a 'me' book, I did actually enjoy it. Ove was a great character and you really got to know him and all the people that he crossed paths with. I also enjoyed the cat. I am glad I got and read this one. Recommended!

Setting Free the Kites ~  So, if you are going to read one book that is a bit out of your normal zone, why not two? This book is getting a lot of buzz from people that I trust and I had an audible credit. So, I grabbed a copy and settled in. I am not even sure if I can tell you why, but I loved this book. I am not typically a fan of books narrated by young protagonists, they tend to annoy me, but this one was believable and human and I just really loved it. I think the moment I knew I was going to was when the title actually comes up in the book. There was something about that which just kind of called to me. And then it was all just wonderful after that. Someone asked me why I enjoyed the book so much and I just really cannot put it into words, but this book is definitely worth the hype! It will be on my best of 2017 list for sure. Strongly recommended!

Revival ~ The only book I read this week that was not an audio was this one. I have been curious about this series for a while and was happy when it was in the Image Humble Bundle I bought last month. I enjoyed it and would probably read on, but at the same time it is not something that I have to read on in. Hopefully more in the series will be in some future sales so I can see how things play out. Recommended!

New Additions

The Ship Beyond Time

Weekly Posts

Week in Review - Week 9
Saturday Snapshot - January & February Pictures


  1. Oh, I want to see Sing. We saw previews of it all over the place several months ago. I'll have to watch for it.

  2. I think I might read A Man Called Ove next!

  3. I got Invisible Library back a month or two ago and am really looking forward to it. I'm glad to see you enjoyed it! A Man Called Ove seems to be winning people over as well and I'm getting super curious about it. I want to see Moana. It looks really good. 3 audio books in a week is impressive! I'm about 3 per month though there are definitely times when that ramps up. Have a great week!

  4. Glad to hear you've been enjoying your audio books - I go through phases with them. I've tried Fredrik Backman before in physical format, and didn't quite get on with his writing style. Maybe an audio would be different. Anyway, happy reading and have a great week!

  5. Yay for Moana! The adorable kid who voices Moana and performed her song so beautifully at the Oscars is apparently going to be starring in a new Jason Katims show, which sounds GREAT.

  6. Goodness! That is a TON of reading/listening. Good for you!!

    Moana is out? Is it on Netflix? I really want to see it but never got around to seeing it in the theater. Sing looks cute too but never saw that either.

  7. Arrrghhh Blogger ate my comment.

    I really like the Genevieve Cogman books, they're so fun! Can't wait for the next one.


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