Weekly Round Up (07.10.11)
I went a bit off my usual fare last week and ended up listening to quite a bit of Black Kids and Morgan Page. I saw Black Kids play a couple years ago, and Hurricane Jane was by far the best one of their songs live.
Last week I was finally able to redeem the iTunes card I picked up the week before and was introduced to Bon Iver’s Calgary, which is pretty freaking amazing. I didn’t listen to it too much last week, as it was sunny out and I was more in the mood for upbeat tunes, but this one will get plenty of play in the coming months. I picked up a new card on Friday, which gave me King of Diamonds by Motopony. It’s alright, but I think it could grow on my after a few listens.
Our library system recently introduced a new website which makes it much easier to add books to a ‘for later’ list, so I’ve been having a field day with adding books based on your recommendations (thanks guys). However, it felt like ages since I had actually borrowed anything from the library. So I stopped by the wonderful downtown branch after work one day and picked these two up:
“It’s Monday What Are You Reading” is a weekly event hosted by Sheila that lets you share books you’ve read over the past week and books you have coming up.
Finished: Wedding Season by Katie Fforde
Winner & Summertime Songs
Currently Reading: Faro’s Daughter by Georgette Heyer. As you may recall, I decided to read Heyer next after being part of a high tea last weekend and feeling all fancy. And as soon as I made that decision, the book I was reading at the time, Wedding Season, started referencing Heyer novels. It was meant to be that I read Heyer next :)
Up Next: Little Boy Lost Marghanita Laski. I actually started this on my way home from the library (because I had forgotten Wedding Season at home that day [I know! The horror of forgetting your book at home! I had an awfully boring lunch break that day]) and am very much looking forward to continuing it.
What are you reading and listening to? Did any new books find their way into your possession?