Nightstand – the Anticipation Edition

Stack of books and eyeglasses

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Let it be known that in spite of the tall stack of books on the Nightstand, all other listening/reading will stop on August 24, which is the date Louise Penny’s latest Chief Inspector Armand Gamache book, The Madness of Crowds, will be released; my Audible credit is eagerly awaiting the day.

Stack of books and eyeglasses

Meanwhile, I’m working through the following:

  • The Handmaid’s Tale – I’m re-reading Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel before I dig into the sequel, The Testaments. Reading for free while in my 30-day trial period with Scribd. It’s a much more somber read now than it was ten years ago.
  • Inseparable Simone de Beauvoir’s previously unpublished novel, a fictionalized account of her friendship with schoolmate Zaza Lacoin. I got a free Advance Readers Copy from NetGalley. The book is a slow starter; it appears to be around 200 pages, divided into only two chapters.
  • The Curse of ChalionI already own this audiobook and am listening to it again before reading/listening to others in Lois McMaster Bujold’s “World of the Five Gods” series. This author is a master world-builder.
  • The Stone AngelCanadian author Margaret Laurence’s beloved novel of an old woman who takes charge of her life. I got a used paperback copy from my beloved Schuler Books. This will be my nighttime reading, as I’m trying to decrease screen time in the evenings.

Happy Reading to you! Expect reviews on all of the above in the coming weeks.

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