Struggling with Audiobooks

birthday weekendOnly one more week of the spring semester!! Even though I only get a week off between spring semester and summer term, there is something so freeing about being done with the official academic year.

A year ago when I moved to D.C., I imagined something very different than what I got. Although it’s been a rocky year, the experience affirmed what I want to do (yea PhD program!), gave me topics for reflection, and let me have opportunities I didn’t dream of — such as getting published in The Washington Post.

But, on to the books!

New Addition

Ever order a book and forget that you bought it? Yep, that happened to me this week.IMG_6254

After reading someone’s review of Murder on the Quai (who was that? I can’t remember and want to give you credit!), I decided I needed a new murder mystery series in my life.

Finishing Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad series was difficult. She does such a great job of unfolding each story and scene setting that you can build her storyverse around you. So, I bought the first book in the Amiée Leduc murder series, Murder in the Marais. 

My dad, the sweetheart he is, also surprised me with a book this week.

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld is a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. My aunt bought me my first copy of Pride and Prejudice back in elementary or middle school. I quickly devoured the book and fell in love with Elizabeth Bennet. Ever since then I’ve consumed almost anything relating to the story, from sequels to movies and a time-traveling TV miniseries. I can’t wait to see how Sittenfeld recreates one of my favorite stories in contemporary time.

Week in Books

SO CLOSE to finishing MWF Seeking BFF.

I also started an audiobook this week. Although I’ve not finished The House on Seventh Street, come back later today for a part-way through review in honor of the audiobook release.

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Posts Published

It was a busy week here on Sitting in the Stacks with six posts!!

  1. Landmark Books — Bookstores of the World
  2. 10 Books to Make You Laugh — Top 10 Tuesday
  3. Weekend Stacks — introduction to the weekly newsletter
  4. Book Bloggers I Follow — Friday Findings
  5. Book Soundtrack — Hype or Like
  6. Knowing Religion, Understanding Society — Musing

What was your reading week like?

 

6 thoughts on “Struggling with Audiobooks

  • April 27, 2016 at 8:19 pm
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    I hope you like ‘The Bell Jar.’ It’s deep, but it’s really well done. Happy reading!

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    • April 27, 2016 at 8:34 pm
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      Thanks! Yea – I can’t decide if it’s a book you need to be in a certain mindset to read or if no matter what it may be a downer.

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  • April 28, 2016 at 4:11 am
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    Congratulations on being published in the Washington Post. It is a huge accomplishment! 🙂
    Haha, I never forgot a book I had ordered. Usually, I am stalking the mailman and thinking about it at work to give me extra motivation when the day is too long.
    MWF searching BFF is on my TBR (whoo, lots of abbreviations here!). I heard great things about The Bell Jar. Happy reading!

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    • April 28, 2016 at 10:35 am
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      Thanks!!

      I’m almost done with MWF Searching for a BFF! Hopefully I’ll have a review up by the end of the first week in May.

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