We’ve finally reached another weekend. I’m most excited about this one because I’ll be heading off to San Diego for a little weekend away. I want to check out a new city, skateboard on their boardwalk, spend some time baking in the sun, watch my husband surf, and visit bookstores
The big bookstore I’m most excited about is Warwick’s. It’s the one bookstore so many of you suggest whenever I think about going to San Diego. I’m going there and I might buy myself a tote bag or a t-shirt to commemorate my time there.
I do hope you get to spend some time at a bookstore either on vacation or in your hometown. I’m realizing more how important it is to support local business, but also independent bookstores. So many times I’ve been burned by Amazon and buying anything from them. I want to dedicate myself to putting my money towards causes that actually care about books.
Links I Loved
- I love the news about Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel One Hundred Years of Solitude is being turned into a limited series for Netflix. I’m a huge fan of his writing, so I think I’ll have to pick this one up and finally get to reading it.
- Amazon teased that the new Lord of the Rings TV show they’re creating will start at the beginning of the second era. If you’re not aware, the one ring was supposedly thrown into the fires of Mordor by Isildur but then he pocketed it so he can be powerful. Anyway, that’s the end of the second era so that should give you some idea of what’s happens during the time before the ring is “destroyed.” I can’t wait to see how that plays out and similarly to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, I need to get on with reading these books.
- I’m also absolutely enamored by Mr. Malcolm’s List. So recently, Refinery29 released the first episode of a period drama they produced called Mr. Malcolm’s List. It’s the story of a young man named Mr. Malcolm that has a list of requirements he wants in a wife. It sounds kind of sexist, but you also have to thank the 19th century regency period for that. The best part of this video is the diverse cast. Never would I have imagined a Black person playing the lead protagonist or an Asian female love interest. I’m just stunned by the innovation in this story especially since the 19th century regency in Britain was mainly white.
Blog Posts from the Week
I’m starting to finally feel like my reading is picking up again and my writing will follow. This week, I’ve posted about my wrap up, my book haul, and pencils. LOL, what a fun little week it’s been. I’ll include links below in case you’ve missed them (of course):
- Here’s my thoughts on Five Feet Apart
- My most recent Book Haul
- Did you check out my February wrap up?
- Make sure to read along with me and the Backlist Book Club this month!
What I’m Reading This Weekend
Since I’ll be in San Diego, I want to bring something with me that’s fun and interesting. I think I’ll also be bringing my Kindle because the drive to San Diego will be short and from our plans, it sounds like we’ll be too busy to actually chill and read. I think the Kindle will be good to pack for any lulls within our plans. I’ll be bringing along:
- Bad Blood by John Carreyou
- The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
- Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey
- The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
- The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory
I’m most excited about Bad Blood because it’s about a billionaire tech mogul who lied about her ability to test blood at home and got super caught. Isn’t it funny how one lie can build and become numerous lies and then you find yourself trapped in a web of frustration, lawsuits, and bankruptcy? Yeah, me neither.
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead is my highly anticipated read of 2019. It hasn’t published yet, but after I finished reading The Underground Railroad, I wanted to read more from him. This one isn’t about slavery, but civil rights. I know this will move me, but it will also be creative in the way Colson Whitehead always is.
The others are early ARCs and I might not get to them, but I love having these options available for me. This goes double when I’m carrying my Kindle.
What are you reading this weekend?
Have a great weekend!