Monday reading check in

I normally don’t do a weekly update. In the past I thought it was a bit of overkill, but honestly, since my reading has been a little off the rails of late, I thought maybe this could keep me on track. So I figured I would try it out for a few and see how it works.

This past week has been one huge dumpster fire at work to put it mildly. It started with the AG’s report on our governor and then spiraled out of control from there. Every day was either dealing with potential PR crises or just flat out busy with projects. I am definitely not looking forward to today as it is our monthly meeting and the Monday’s have a habit of getting a bit hectic. Shoot this whole week is going to be hectic. I just have to breathe.

To help distract me from the stress of work, I have been absorbing myself in my reading so I am currently on track in that department. So without further ado, here is what I recently finished, what I am currently reading and what I plan to read next.

What I recently finished:

“Ending Up” was as good as I thought it was going to be, though unexpectedly sad at the end. Overall, my book club thoroughly enjoyed this book and thought Amis was indeed a great writer. I hope to have a review up this week about our discussion.

What I am currently reading

I have never read Andy Weir before, though “The Martian” is currently sitting on my bookshelf collecting dust. For some reason I picked this book for my August BOTM and when it arrived, I immediately got sucked in. Weir set up this story well, as we watch our protagonist wake up from a coma to find his crewmates dead and he has no recollection where he. Through brief flashbacks, he discovers that he is currently light years from Earth on a life-saving mission. This seriously is anxiety inducing as we learn everything with our character as he tries to remember what he has to do, right down to how to fly the ship that he is on. While Weir can get super technical on the science at parts, his writing is so clear and moves right along the page that even if you don’t know all the words. you don’t miss a beat. I am more than halfway thought this and I can’t way to see how it ends.

What I plan to read next:

This is my August book for “Metaphorically Speaking Book Club”. We meet on the 20th to discuss so I have to get this one out of the way. The summary is a bit elusive but intriguing. I am actually interested in reading this, only because I have never heard of it before.

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