Notes on Reading 5/24/15

I spent the morning pulling up ivy vines that grew into our yard from the neighbor’s house. It is crazy how that shit grows. I had to pull feet of it from the lawn. This is going to be a yearly struggle because I will not have that stuff growing into my foundation or siding.

It’s been a crazy good reading week for me.

I finished: Please Ignore Vera Dietz and stayed up way past my bedtime to do it. It was so good. Why did I wait so long to read it?? I also finally finished Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes and Louise Erdrich’s Tracks.

Comics-wise: I read issues 1 and 2 of Bitch Planet and am now officially hooked. On the series and on Comixology. I LOVE the essays at the end of each issue.

I am currently reading: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (I’ve had it for ages but all the hype made me keep putting it off). It’s a super quick read so I’ll probably be finished with it by tomorrow.

This week I plan on starting: The Professor and the Madman. I wanted to start it last week but didn’t end up getting it in the mail until yesterday!

Also I went book shopping yesterday because I had a 20% coupon from Barnes and Noble. So I got The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I believe it’s a short story collection? I can’t wait to read that one!

A happy long weekend to anyone who’s off tomorrow! Are you doing any yard work this weekend? Wow being an adult is so much fun.

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About Kelly

Hi! My name’s Kelly. I’m a twenty-something gal from Buffalo, NY. Mom to a little dog named Peabody and a slightly evil cat named Archie. Engaged to the best dude ever. I love books and craft beer! I also love all things France and francophone and have a degree in French Language and Literature from Buffalo State College. My blog used to be called Kelly’s France Blog, but I finally decided it needed a change because I wasn’t posting about French things nearly as often as I used to! You can still see all my imported posts on A Book and a Beer, or you can visit my original blog at http://kellysfranceblog.blogspot.com.
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2 Responses to Notes on Reading 5/24/15

  1. We’ve had yard work in our plans for weeks now but the rain hasn’t let up long enough to really get to it. We’ve got a BIG garden. We tilled in compost and the plants are ready to go in but it’s been pouring daily here. As soon as it stops for more than a minute we’ll be doing that (and I’ll have to weed the beds we aren’t using, too).

  2. Heather says:

    Kelly – we haven’t done nearly as much yard work as needs to be done. But how can we when we’ve had such lovely weekends? My patio set screams my name and I can’t resist sitting out in the sunlight with a beer in my hand and a puppy at my feet!!

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