Musing Mondays: the last book

I don’t often participate in Musing Mondays (hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading, and thank you ma’am) but today’s topic was too tempting to pass up. So here, briefly, are some recent books in my life.

What was the last book you…
• borrowed from the library? The library where I work? Lee Child’s Tripwire on audio. (I’m almost through with Die Trying so it’s up next.) The library where I do not work? Hm, that’s hard… it’s been a while… would have been The Mapping of Love and Death by Jacqueline Winspear, according to my library account online. (I turned on the history-recording feature. It doesn’t do that automatically, of course. USA PATRIOT Act and rights to privacy and all.)
• bought? Gone With the Wind. For the readalong.
• cried over? Hemingway’s Boat by Paul Hendrickson. I’m waiting for Shelf Awareness to publish my review so I can post it here, but to say it briefly, I loved.
• disliked and couldn’t finish? Dancing with the Queen, Marching with King.
• read & loved? The Barbarian Nurseries by Hector Tobar (review to come at Shelf Awareness). recommend.
• got for review? (or: got in the mail?) I guess the last one to arrive was Masscult and Midcult, a collection of essays by Dwight Macdonald which I did not make it very far into at all before giving up. (failed to be the last book I disliked and couldn’t finish because I was more BLAH or MEH than EW about it.)
• gave to someone else? The Barbarian Nurseries, again, along with On Bicycles, both handed off to buddy Fil. (I want Barbarian back though, because my mother is next in line for it.)
• stayed up too late reading? Hm, you know, I’ve been pretty good lately! So good in fact that I can’t even name one for you! Or maybe I’ve just been that tired? I was certainly out too late last night, coming home with Lee Child’s Die Trying audiobook in the car, does that count? (We went to a Katrina Memorial event headlined by the New Orleans Hustlers Jazz Band. Most of the acts were questionable but the Hustlers were great fun.)

And what are YOU up to these days, bookishly?

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