The Auster was AMAZING! Literature at its finest. I loved the way he wrote about the same character, but split that character up into different stories. The idea that one event can alter someone's life completely, which is precisely how we were able to read four different stories about the same person. It was cool to see the different trajectories the character's life took. And, I loved how the peripheral characters were in his life, but in such different ways due to the different paths he took. So cool! As for the Jenny Han trilogy, I had to find out what would happen to LJ and Peter! Plus, I wanted something light and fun to read after the Auster.
2. Just Received:
I've heard nothing but great things about the Ellwood, so I can't wait to dive right in. As for the Carlino, I've always enjoyed her books and know this should be a fun read.
3. I bought:
4. TV shows. So many reality shows to love/hate and two actual TV shows to enjoy.
- The Good Witch. The citizens of Middleton are back and I'm so excited. I just love this Hallmark series about Cassie, her family, and friends. From the trailer alone, I can already tell that this is going to be a fun and drama filled season - hurrah! So far, we've found out that Cassie and Sam are indeed dating - hurrah! And, there is a magical plant that only blooms once in a blue moon, but when it does all of Middleton is showered with good luck for the year. How awesome does that sound!? Except, someone has cut off a stem from the magical plant and now Cassie isn't feeling up to her usual magical self. Hmm... seems the plant and Cassie are linked - this spells trouble!
- Better Call Saul. Gus Fring, the cartel, Hector, and Trout - woo hoo! I loved this ep and all its "Breaking Bad" glory! As for Jimmy, he signed a confession and Chuck got what he wanted - ugh! Except, Jimmy and Kim seem to have a plan - my fingers are crossed it works out for them both!
- Southern Charm. Shep gets mad that Austen is going out with a woman that Shep went on one date with. Apparently, Austen broke "bro code". Hmm...the only trouble with that notion, is that Shep has repeatedly broken "bro code" before and admitted that when it comes to love, all is fair in love and war. So, he's basically being jelly over a woman that he now only likes because his friend is dating her. Crazy! As for Craig, his MBA gf is getting tired of his life of leisure. Either study for the bar and pass it, or get a job! So much petty drama - I love it!
- Real Housewives of NYC. Its election time (or it was when they filmed) and Carole is out canvassing the streets of PA with her mother. She's also hosting an election night party. Ramona's been dis-invited because she doesn't give an "eff" about HC. The night is long and as we all know the results are not good - no one is partying at Carole's party. Dorinda has planned a huge party to celebrate Ramona's 60th birthday - in fact, she's even planned a decoy party to throw Ramona off. Of course Ramona being Ramona has double booked herself for the night. Everyone's worried that she's not going to make it to her own surprise party. In the end, she shows up and gets yelled "Surprise!" at. Another great ep of reality TV.
And now, I'm off to visit with my sister. Hope everyone has a great weekend!! Happy reading!!