Time // 12:20 PM EDT
Or it could be named: “It’s Sunday so why not work, edition.” Just got off the phone with a victim who said to me,”I can’t believe your working today.” Yeah. Well. At least I’m working from home. Then I took a phone call from a defense lawyer. The fun never ends.
Hubs is refinishing the doors to the fireplace so it looks less eighties-fabulous. We’ll see how that turns out.
Reading // my way through the Tournament of Books Shortlist. Let’s look at how it’s going. Watch your Instagram.
Tournament of Books 2016 Short-List
The New Worldby Chris Adrian and Eli Horowitz – review
- The Sellout by Paul Beatty – Currently in DNF status. Trying to revive.
Bats of the Republicby Zachary Thomas Dodson – Read The Turner Houseby Angela Flournoy – review Fates and Furiesby Lauren Groff – review Our Souls at Nightby Kent Haruf – review
- Ban en Banlieue by Bhanu Kapil – I’m worried about the availability of this one.
- The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli – Owned and on the list to read.
The Tsar of Love and Technoby Anthony Marra – Read The Sympathizerby Viet Thanh Nguyen – Read The Whitesby Richard Price – review
- Oreo by Fran Ross – Semi-DNFed
The Book of Aronby Jim Shepard – Read The Invadersby Karolina Waclawiak – review A Little Lifeby Hanya Yanagihara – review
- Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving – Just bought the audio, let’s face it… I was going to read this anyway.
- A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler – Zero interest. Might read it if it actually gets in.
I’m pretty amped at my progress, but also a little disappointed with the selections this year. I haven’t found nearly as many that have blown me away the way they did last year.
I also started The Man in the High Castle after finishing the first season on Amazon Prime. The series appears to be only related to the book in the loosest sense. We’ll see.
Ruffled Feathers // yesterday with my coloring post. I didn’t mean to and in retrospect I wrote it because I really felt alone in not getting the coloring fad. Now I know I’m not. 🙂 Still, good for the colorists! Just not for me.
Edit // Oh! I almost forgot! We went to the circus yesterday (husband’s idea). We all know that among my causes animals and the environment rank pretty low on things that concern me, but I had to stop and think about the absolute hubris of man, of (hu)man(s) in the 21st century that we train wild and majestic animals like tigers and elephants to entertain us by doing parlor tricks. It’s disconcerting to me. Perhaps I think too much. The dogs, horses, and camels don’t bother me… why not? My only guess is that they’re domesticated. I knew there was something else I wanted to put out there. Okay, more working.
I thought I had more to say, but I have a pile of cases that have to be reviewed before arraignment on Wednesday not to mention motions to prepare for tomorrow. What are you doing with your Sunday, Reader?