This book meme comes from The Book Date. The idea is that you can share what you have been, are and are planning to read, as well as share your link to your post on their blog and find the blog posts of others who have also linked up. A great way to find new bookish blogs.
I only finished one book this past week, and it was Man-Eater: The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal by Harold Schechter. My review of this audiobook can be found HERE.
Remember When is a two-part book written by Nora Roberts as herself and her pen name, J.D. Robb. The first half is set in contemporary times and is typical probably of Nora Roberts’ usual fare. The second half is a continuation, apparently, of the first half, but in the future time of Eve Dallas, and it is #17.5 from the In Death series. So far, I am still reading the first part, but it is pretty good. I’m not a big fan of contemporary romance, so the going has been a bit slow, but I’m sticking it out to get to the second part.
Furiously Happy is a collection of essays about Jenny Lawson’s personal experience with mental illness. As she makes sure to stress in the book, everyone experiences mental illness differently, but this is her experience. She talks about making an effort to live “furiously happy” and how she copes with, lives with, and sometimes just puts up with her mental illness. This book is hilarious but also touches on some more serious notes, which is a good balance, and I think an important addition to allow a more complete picture of what it is like to live with a mental illness.
At this time, I have no real plans for what is up next. I’m taking it a little bit easy on my book bingo boards and just marking squares as I happen to read books that fit. Some weeks, this section will be like that, because I often don’t stick very well to a plan for reading anyway.