It’s Monday, January 19! What Are You Reading?

Hey all! I hope you had a good weekend. It was a pretty pleasant one around here: I found out that my brother-in-law got into his top-choice college; Hubs took Joshua out and gave me a few hours to myself (and I used that time to watch Oz, the Great and Powerful, which has been collecting dust on my DVD shelf for what seems like forever), and Joshua scored a few new Cars and Planes: Fire and Rescue vehicles, so he’s happy.

So last week I was working on Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible. I’ve mentioned on social media that it was a very slow read, but I’ve finished it! My review will be up tomorrow and then I’ll have a few other book-related features throughout the week, so keep your eyes peeled for that. My newest title isn’t actually really new at all — in fact, it’s one of my January Rereads that I mentioned a few weeks ago.

Hello, Julia Fierro. We meet again!

The reason I’ve chosen to reread to Cutting Teeth is because, though I read it shortly before its publication last May, I had quite a bit of other stuff on my plate. I spent the back half of last year coming back to the idea that I wanted to reread and spend some quality time with it. It’s a really great story, certainly one that I can relate to as a mom of a little one, and I feel the need to give it the time it so truly deserves. After I reread it and jot down my thoughts in my reading journal, I’m planning to go back and reread my original review and see what changed — that should be interesting!

Have a great week and as always, happy reading!

It’s Monday. What are you reading?

  • I’ll be interested to read what you think of “Cutting Teeth” on a re-read. I had a pretty strong opinion of it, myself!

  • I liked it the first time around, but I don’t remember all of it as well as I feel like I should, and I’m not going to look at last year’s review because that would be cheating, ha! Strong good or strong not so much?

  • My opinion was strongly negative, but I think it is just a polarizing book and works for some people and doesn’t for others. Still, it is always interesting to see if our opinions change when we re-read things.