It’s Monday, October 10th. What Are You Reading?


Happy Monday, from the rebound of a somewhat-rested weekend. I took some time away from schoolwork to fall into some movies, snuggle up, and read while thing got pretty gloomy outside. MUCH needed, even if it means a little more work later this week, especially since we’re inching toward midterms and big dates on the project. We’ll be moving from training staff to data collection in our schools again soon, which will at least feel a bit more consistent, but there’s definitely a bunch to get done before then.

It’s been a strange week for books. I ended up jumping back into Ann Patchett’s Commonwealth, which I started and set aside several weeks ago, but I’m really enjoying it now. I decided Hamilton just wasn’t doing it for me on audio and switched over to Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly, which seems like a fabulous choice. And I’m also working through the interviews in Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis for an upcoming book club.

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

  • I so need a weekend like you had (especially after the super fun, but exhausting girls trip I did last weekend). Glad you’re enjoying Commonwealth now…I really really loved it.

    • I’m glad I didn’t end up pushing to read it when I didn’t really have time – I’m not sure I would have enjoyed it quite as much.

  • Glad you got to relax a little this weekend. Ah…Hamilton! I only know one person who actually finished it and it took her a couple of months.

  • Kailana

    Oh, I have had my eye on Hidden Figures, so glad to hear that I can probably do the audio!

  • I’ve been eying Hidden Figures too – let me know how it is on audio! (Sometimes history is incredible on audio, and sometimes it can be hard for me to follow.)

  • Did the hurricane or storm reach the Richmond area? I’ve just recently heard about these Hidden Figures of history and had never known of this before. Hidden, indeed!

    • Thankfully, we didn’t get the hurricane up here, but there was a ton of rain from another big system. I just recently heard about Hidden Figures, too, which is crazy because so much of it is set right near Richmond.

  • My book club is going to read Commonwealth, I’m looking forward to it.
    Right now I’m reading The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton.
    My bf and I are also reading Lost Cat by Caroline Paul out loud together. It’s so sweet!

  • I just picked up Hidden Figures at the library, although I haven’t started reading it yet. I have high hopes for it.

  • I hope you’re enjoying Hidden Figures more :) I thought it was a great read, but haven’t tried the audiobook.

  • Is Hidden Figures a Wonder Women-inspired read? It sounds like it could be!

  • I’m glad you had a restful weekend! Mine was quite nice too, even though I didn’t get as much accomplished as I was hoping. I still was able to knock out a few chores that have been looming over me, which is always good, and I at least made a start on some of my guest blog posts that I’ve been lazily forgetting about. :p

  • Gloomy days are the best for snuggling in with a good book. Sometimes taking a break like that is just what you need to refresh yourself so you can tackle upcoming projects!

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  • Yes to Commonwealth! Ann Patchett makes it all seem so effortless.

    I hope you had a great week!