It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #81

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey meant to highlight books you read in the past week, and what you’re planning on reading this week.

Phew! It’s been an exhausting week, but I’m keeping up with reading and catching up on sleep this weekend.

My presentation went fine on Friday. I was too flipped out to be nervous for it, because there’s a crazy guy that lives down the street from me, and he was pacing back and forth on the sidewalk I walk down to get to the train, shouting incoherently. When he saw me, he zeroed in and looked super aggressive, like he was about to attack me, so I turned and sprinted away, carrying my laptop and books and everything. Compared to that, talking for an hour in front of a room of strangers was nothing. I looked him up later, and saw that the guy (I verified with a photo) has been arrested multiple times in the last year alone, mostly for assault and battery, assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, etc. One police report said once that they were called out because he was disturbing the peace, and found to be off his medication. Needless to say, I’m a bit weirded out by knowing that this guy, who is in multiple police reports from the last year, lives a five minute walk down the street from me. I’ll be taking a new, longer route to and from the train now. I really think if I’d tried to continue walking past him, he would have attacked me.

Up for this next week is the library staff breakfast on Wednesday, which is a delicious catered affair! We get to chill for a couple of hours, eating with coworkers, and celebrating members of the staff who have been there 10, 20, or 30 years. In the past, there have even been some 40 year folks. Then, on Thursday we have the library staff concert. I’ll be performing on trumpet with Dewey and the Decimals, the library rock band. It should be a good time.

I’m also stoked to have FINALLY finished listening to The Passage. It’s taken me ages!

Alchemy by K.J. Wignall
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Restless in Peace by Mariah de la Croix
The Passage by Justin Cronin (audiobook)

Continuing to read:
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
The Uninvited by Liz Jensen — need to pick this up from the library since I got sick of dealing with the missing letters in the e-galley
Room by Emma Donoghue (audiobook)

Hoping to finish:
What We Saw At Night by Jacquelyn Mitchard
Revenge by Yoko Ogawa
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen
Interview with the Vampire: Claudia’s Story by Anne Rice and Ashley Marie Witter

What are you reading this week?

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13 Responses to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #81

  1. Nise' says:

    Scary situation you have in your neighborhood! I am listening to The Twelve and am enjoying it so far. My daughter is reading Spillover and has been telling me about it, I will probably pass on the book.

    • Audrey Audrey says:

      Very cool that you’re enjoying The Twelve! I have the hardcover, and will be able to read it faster than listening to the audiobook has been.

  2. Shelleyrae says:

    I am glad your presentation was so successful!
    Those missing letters can make reading very awkward!

    Have a great week, though sorry your walk will be a little longer.

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

  3. Kathy Martin says:

    Wow! That sounds like a scary situation. It makes me glad I live in a small town. You did read some interesting books. Come see what I read last week here. Happy reading!

  4. Mystica says:

    Sounds scary indeed. Also interesting books.

  5. Yikes, that sounds like a really awful way to start a day! I’m glad your presentation went well after that, I can only imagine!

    Good luck with the reading this week, I’ll have to see what you thought of Gone Girl :)

  6. Kimberly @ Turning the Pages says:

    Whoa! I’m glad your presentation went alright but thats a pretty scary situation you had there. Glad you’re okay though :) It suck about the e-galley having messed up letters. I’ve had to borrow the book before when I’ve had that problem.
    It looks like you have a great reading week ahead of you, Enjoy!
    Come see my It’s Monday! post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  7. Jennifer says:

    Boo to your new neighbor :( Avoid him at all costs!

    I hope you have a great week in reading…hopefully your books will take your mind off of the neighbor situation!

  8. Shan says:

    Yikes, what a scary situation but good thing you’re being proactive about it.

    You have a really eclectic list of books, that’s nice to see. Have a great week!

  9. pamela says:

    You poor thing – that sounds horrible….I’m glad you turned back!! Sounds like you have had a great reading week though – I am going to have to read Gone Girl. :)

  10. Beth says:

    Wow, that guy sounded scary. Good for you for listening to your inner judge of safety.

    How is ROOM working as an audio book? Does the narrator capture the child voice right?

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