Weekly Round Up (07.18.11)
Last.fm isn’t working right now, so I can’t tell you what my top 5 songs from last week were, but I can tell you what songs I’ve been loving lately. First, Calgary by Bon Iver. During the previous week I had only listened to it once, maybe twice, but I could tell it was a song I would love. Last week it clicked with me and I listened to it on repeat.
I’ve also been listening to Somebody’s Gonna Love You by Matt Wertz lots. All in all, it was a much more mellow much week than the week before was.
Quite a while ago I added this book to my to-read list. It was so long ago that I have absolutely no idea who recommended it or why it was on the list. But, I figured it was about time I read it. For some reason I had it in my head that it was a short, quick read and that I could easily fit it in between my other library books. So imagine my surprise when I make my way over to the hold shelves and find this 800-page tome waiting for me.
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
If you’ve been around here a few times before, you may know that long books and I tend not to get along very well. I might be enjoying the book immensely, but I always get extremely antsy about half way through, thinking about all the other books I could have read in the time that it’s taken me to read this book so far and it’s still not done yet. Jonathan Strange will be my at-home book (on account of it being too big to fit in my purse), so I’ll read other books on my way to work which should help to lessen the antsy-ness.
“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: Faro’s Daughter by Georgette Heyer
Up Next: It’s going to be enough for me just to try to finish one of these this week, so I’m not even going to think about what might be next yet.
What are you reading and listening to? Did any new books find their way into your possession?