Weekly Reads – January 12, 2020

What an re-entry to the real world week!  My kids kept me running and, coupled with some appointments for myself, and I barely had time to breathe!  I had great plans to crank out a couple of posts this week, but it just didn’t happen.  I can’t say it was a bad week–it was a relief to get back to our regular schedule and, to top it off, my beloved Green Bay Packers are moving on to the conference Championship game!


I’m linking up with Kathryn at Book Date for her It’s Monday…What Are You Reading? hop.

Last week, I finished:

honeybeeHoneybee by Trista Mateer (poetry)

I’m not sure when I picked this volume up, but it had been sitting on my TBR bookcase for at least 9 months (it took my 9 months to read my previous poetry book, which was quite long….).  Anyway, I knew little about it or the poet when I started it.  It is a slim collection about breaking up and healing.  I suppose I’m fortunate that I never experienced a break up that was as brutal as the one that prompted this poetry, but Mateer was effective in conveying her pain and struggle.  The poems are short and accessible and this is something I would recommend to someone going through their own relationship break up.


Trail of LightningTrail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse (audiobook, re-read)

I first read this book when it came out in 2018 and completely enjoyed it.  Urban Fantasy is not something I read often, so I wasn’t sure if it would work for me, but I was completely blown away.  I have the second book in the series, Storm of Locusts, sitting in my TBR bookcase and I’m hoping to get to it soon.  However, I knew I would need a refresher, so I burned an audible credit on this one.

I did enjoy it, in fact I think I enjoyed the story more upon my 2nd reading/1st listening.  I was able to soak up more of the details.  However, I wasn’t overly impressed with the narrator, Tanis Parenteau.  It wasn’t that she was a bad narrator–she would probably be an excellent narrator for another book, but her vocal personality seemed a little too perky for this book.  I expected Maggie to have a darker, more cynical voice.

Currently Reading:

  • The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
  • Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love by Keith S. Wilson (poetry)


9 thoughts on “Weekly Reads – January 12, 2020

  1. I always breathed a happy sigh of relief when my kids returned to school and hubby to work. It’s so nice to have a little peace and quiet.

    Poetry is like music; both of these are incredibly powerful, I think.

    You are always welcome to join in the Sunday Salon linkup at any time. I post the linkup on Saturday and run it through Monday. There are no requirements. It’s a nice way to see what other bloggers are reading, I think.

    Have a great week!


  2. I’m glad you liked your First Book, Red, White & Royal Blue which looked fun.
    Thanks for reminding me that I have Trail of Lightening on audio to read/listen to soon.


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