Well Book Bees today is a bit different because, it’s my birthday! That’s right, I get to celebrate turning a year older in the midst of a global pandemic in which I am unemployed and hard pressed to find a new job. It’s, uh, great. Definitely time for my quarter life crisis. I joked a couple years ago that I wouldn’t want to turn 25 in Denmark because if you’re unmarried you get cinnamon thrown at you, but here I am wishing I were there because I am married and am not happy being in the US.
Well, that’s a lot more than I usually include in my openings to these post, isn’t it…
What am I reading?
Angels of the Universe by Einar Már Guðmundsson
This is an Icelandic book that my husband requested I read and I started it this morning with my traditional two cups of coffee. Thus far I’m not entirely sure what’s going on, which is apparently part of the reading experience… Ostensibly this book is about a man in an asylum basically ruminating on his life.
A Prison in the Sun by Isobel Blackthorn
I’m reading this book for an upcoming blog tour through damppebbles tours. It’s about a man who goes on holiday to the Canary Islands and discovers the history of a concentration camp for gay men that was started by Franco’s dictatorship. As I know very little of this history, it’s interesting when the book touches on that topic but also there are a lot of descriptions of every little thing the main character does.
Overdressed: The shockingly high cost of cheap fashion by Elizabeth L. Cline
This is one of the books for April and May in Our Shared Shelf, a book club on Goodreads originally formed by Emma Watson. I’ve been part of OSS since its beginnings, but when I joined I was in undergrad and had way too many books to read for classes to keep up. Now, I’m trying to get back into reading the books chosen because so many of them are interesting and come from a number of genres and authors. This book is, as the title says, about what exactly the cost of our new cheap fashion consumerism.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
This fantasy novel has been on my TBR for a little while so when it cropped up on Kindle Unlimited I went ahead and rented it. So far, I’m not thoroughly invested in it. The world building is done in an abrupt and bitter way that I usually don’t enjoy, and I don’t care for the protagonist much. Still, I’m going to give it a fair chance since I haven’t really gotten very far in (I’m about to start chapter four).
This week’s reads
- Goddess of the Hunt by Shelby Eileen, 4 stars
- A Dream of Ebony and White (Beyond the Four Kingdoms #4) by Melanie Cellier, 4 stars
- Winter’s Fury (Furyck Saga #1) by A.E. Rayne, 4 stars
What am I posting?
- Coffee with Catherine: March 2020
- March 2020 Wrap Up
- April 2020 Goals
- D&D Series #2: Backstories and Payoff
- Discussion: Pirate Literature
I’ve got quite a lot planned for this blog as right now it’s all I have to work on. I’ve got reviews and posts scheduled for most of next week, and a few more posts in my drafts as I type!