Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sunday Update - February 14th

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

I hope you all got to spend your Valentine's Day in a fabulous, loving way. Me? I'm saving my celebration for next weekend. I spent today working, then reading, then cleaning, then dying my costume for the race! Basically, a wonderful, boring Valentine's Day, but I still felt the love here!

I'm reading up a storm lately, which is great, because I think that might slow down this week :/. I'm still having fun with it, though, and almost finished with my 11th book! I loved books 10 and 11 (so far), so it should be some fun reviews this week. I'm also hoping that I can catch up on the actual reading over my vacation week, so this blog should be busy once I've completed those 13.1 miles. I hope you're all looking forward to it ;).

Weekly Discussion Questions

My plan for the week is up next, but not before I get to my weekly discussion questions! Still no comments from the peanut gallery, but I won't let that slow me down. You'll still get to read my takes on the questions, which will hopefully entice some of you to give yours this week.

Last week's question was: What book have you "meant to read forever" but you haven't gotten around to yet?

I feel like this is a question I've answered a few times on this blog so far. Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass both would have been on that list, as wood The Virgin Suicides. But those got crossed off when I read them, so let's see...books I've been meaning to read, but haven't yet. I'll give you a top 5 (no order):
  1. Catch-22
  2. Requiem for a Dream
  3. The Night Listener
  4. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
  5. Not My Father's Son
The first three of those are truly "forever" (like, 10+ years of wanting to read them). The second two are more recent, but still books I've been putting off. Unsurprisingly, all five of these books made their way onto my "To Read" list for 2016, so hopefully I can cross all 5 off by the end of this process.

This Week's Discussion Question
How do you feel about an author writing in a unique dialect? 
(Using either real or made up slang or dialect in the narration. 
Examples: The Adventures of Huckelberry Finn, Everything is Illuminated)

(Leave your answer in the comments to start the discussion.
I'll include my answer in next week's Sunday Update!)

Happy reading, everyone! Here's what's on tap for my week:

Posts to Expect This Week
I will have a #ThrowbackThursday post on Thursday, and potentially a review of the Best Damn Book Box.

Estimated Posting Date: Monday, February 15th

Estimated Posting Date: Wednesday, February 17th

Currently Reading

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