Happy Wednesday, book friends! And happy Thanksgiving-eve to my US-based friends who celebrate the holiday. I’ll be sharing the kitchen with my dad this year as we prep a feast for our family. I’m mostly in charge of sides, like the mashed potatoes, stuffing, and rolls. And of course, I’ve baked two pies to take home with us as well (both using recipes from my beloved cookbook collection).
Being home for the holiday means a little bit less reading time, but I’m still hoping to sneak some reading in. At any rate, the books will be coming with me.
This past week has been a good one for reading time. I had a few medical appointments, so I was able to take my Kindle with me to the waiting room and start making a tentative dent in my NetGalley TBR. Let’s dig in!
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I wrapped up Tom Felton’s memoir, Beyond the Wand, on audio, and I have to say, it will not go down as one of my favorite celebrity memoirs. He gives a stellar audiobook performance, but the text itself is… a bit meh for me unfortunately. My full review went up earlier this week if you care to know more about why it fell short for me: Mini Review: Beyond the Wand.
I’m still chugging along through Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow*. It’s got a bit of a melancholy vibe to it, but I’m really enjoying it so far. I can see why it’s being celebrated by so many readers, even if I anticipate I’ll be crying my way through it at some point.
Since I didn’t want to drag a 400 page hardcover to the doctor’s office, I ended up starting To Get to the Other Side* this week as well. So far, I’m really enjoying it and the somewhat silly premise of a woman who saves a chicken that’s trying to cross the road.
On audio, I started Aubrey Gordon’s What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat. You may have heard of Aubrey’s popular blog, Your Fat Friend, and she’s also one of the hosts of my recent podcast obsession, Maintenance Phase. Naturally, this felt like the logical next step in my listening life. Unfortunately, the book isn’t read by the author, which I always find a bit disappointing in a nonfiction read, but I’m still enjoying it.
Up Next & On to You
As soon as we put those turkey day leftovers in the fridge, I’m turning my sights on holiday reads. I’ve got bit plans and a holiday-themed TBR in the works, but first up is a buddy read of Kiss Her Once For Me.
My last seasonal reading attempt with Witchtober didn’t go so well, but I’m really hoping I’ll get more holiday reads in with the slower pace of December after the semester ends.
That’s it for me this week, book friends! Let me know what you’re reading and how it’s treating you.
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4 thoughts on “What We’re Reading Wednesday, November 23rd”
Everyone knows sides are the best part of the meal (just saying), and yeah, there was this really devastating part of Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow.
I definitely like the sides best, and not just because I make them! I’ll brace myself for the sad part
To Get to the Other Side sounds fun. I read your mini-review of the Tom Felton book and it sounds like maybe he needs a ghost writer.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving, Amanda! Enjoy your meal.