This may shock you, but today I’m going to talk about books and mostly books, not applications or current movies (nope, didn’t see it yet, so shut up, I don’t want to hear it — and yep, I’m going to watch one older movie that I picked up at the library, so old that it’s on VHS! If I could have found the Beta, I would have soooo gone there). First, as usual, I’ll give you an update on what I’m reading and then give you an idea of what I might be reading in the future, even though in the not so distant past, I said I was throwing all plans out the window. Now I’m throwing that plan out the window too, I guess.
So what am I reading? Today, I’m going to be continue reading Grave Secrets, the fifth in the Bones/Temperance Brennan series, by Kathy Reichs. However, it wasn’t my first choice. My first choice was The Fourth Assassin, the fourth Omar Yussef mystery, by Matt Beynon Rees. Unfortunately, I left it at work at the library on Friday, and now will make the second book this week that I wanted to read but didn’t get to read when I wanted to read because of leaving it at the library. The first was Road to Ruin, the 11th in the Dortmunder series, by Donald E. Westlake, which earlier in the week I accidentally returned with another pile of books and then had to check out again the next day.
What might I be reading in the future? Well, here’s a photo of the books, including the Reichs I just mentioned, and the movie I picked up from the library this week:
In addition to Grave Secrets, I have the next one in the series, Bare Bones. I’m also still making my way through the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge, if only on my own terms — in that I’m reading what I want to read and skipping the books that I don’t want to read (a.k.a. Tommy and Tuppence novels). Next up are Murder in Retrospect (a.k.a. Five Little Pigs) and The Moving Finger (a.k.a. The Case of the Moving Finger). I also have two others, The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, and The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30) by Mark Bauerlein. Naturally, “hanging in” young adult book-related circles on Twitter, I have heard of the Selznick book, and that sparked my interest. As for the Bauerlein book, I doubt I’ll get to it because of all the time I spend on the Interwebz. 😛
The movie, I would hope, needs no introduction: Fiddler on the Roof. For some reason, for the last couple of weeks, I’ve had a snippet of one of the songs stuck in the grooves of my brain. Which song? Well, of course, I’m going to share it with you as today’s Moment of Zen so you can get it stuck in your brain too. Enjoy!