Reading Reflections: What’s on my Nightstand

Modern Romance: Done! At the urgings of my sister-in-law, I downloaded the audio version of Aziz Ansari's Modern Romance. At first I didn't think this book would be for me. After all, it's about dating in the modern age and I have been married for almost 10 years. Actually, I know very little about dating since I married my first boyfriend and we met when I was 18. But I downloaded it on Audible anyway because I love Aziz Ansari. I've watched his stand-up and binge-watched both seasons of Master of None (which is an excellent show if you haven't watched it already). If you decide to read this book, you HAVE to listen to the audio version. Ansari narrates it and is hilarious! This book is very well-done and gives some interesting perspectives on love that anyone can relate to. I love that Ansari paired up with psychologists to do the research for this book. He regularly references the interviews and focus groups he conducted while writing the book. He also frequently sites research Keep Reading

A Man Called Ove: Done!

Happy Wednesday everyone! After an unexpected heat wave on the first day of fall, we are finally moving into some fall-like weather. I can finally take out our hats and cute light-weight jackets. I bought a ton of apples this weekend and plan to make applesauce today. Nothing says fall like the smell of apples and cinnamon.  Monday I received an email from my library telling me that A Man Called Ove was due on Tuesday. And I still had over 100 pages to go! I couldn't believe it had been three weeks already. I found myself in a bit of a pickle since I couldn't renew the book as it was on hold for other patrons. So I basically had one day to finish the book. Challenge accepted. I hunkered down and finished the book yesterday afternoon. Then I forgot to return it, so I'll get a late fine anyway. Oh well. What it's About Ove is your classic curmudgeon. Grumpy, angry, argumentative, slightly violent. You're able to connect with Ove pretty quickly after discovering that his wife passed Keep Reading