It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2-13-17 #IMWAYR

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cover imageThis week I’ll be starting Cross Talk by Connie Willis. It’s a book I got for Christmas, and have been looking forward to reading. I’ve read most of Connie Willis’ other books, but not all, so this will take me one book closer!

Here’s the publisher’s description:

Science fiction icon Connie Willis brilliantly mixes a speculative plot, the wit of Nora Ephron, and the comedic flair of P. G. Wodehouse in Crosstalk—a genre-bending novel that pushes social media, smartphone technology, and twenty-four-hour availability to hilarious and chilling extremes as one young woman abruptly finds herself with way more connectivity than she ever desired.

audiobook cover imageI’ll also be listening to The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close this week. It’s narrated by a woman in her early twenties, a newlywed living in DC, homesick for New York City life and flummoxed by her husband’s (and all of their new acquaintances’) obsession with politics after working on the Obama campaign.

Listen to an audio clip of The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close, read by Jorjeana Marie, on the publisher’s Web site.

Happy Monday!


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (#IMWAYR) is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever-growing TBR pile! So welcome in, everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at Book Date.

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13 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2-13-17 #IMWAYR”

    1. It’s more about political gamesmanship, jockeying for position, and pulling all-nighters on the campaign trail than about actual politics and policies, but the main character is watching all of this from the outside. I don’t have a good feeling about where things are going for her and young, politically ambitious husband.

    1. I’m enjoying it, and it’s probably a good one for listening to while doing the dishes! I lived in D.C. for a while at around the age of the narrator of The Hopefuls, but wasn’t involved in politics at all, and most of the characters in this book are connected to the White House in some minor way.

  1. Ooh I’d be interested to see your thoughts on Cross Talk. I started the audiobook, but didn’t make it to far before DNFing. Maybe I should try it again! Happy reading!

  2. I like Connie Willis and I’ve heard Cross Talk is pretty good. There are bunch of her books I have yet to read. Hmm, I will be done with my current SF read soon, maybe I will pick up a Willis book!

    1. I managed to mislay my copy and started a different book, so now I’m reading (or not reading) both right now! I never read the Lincoln book by Connie Willis and her most recent short works are still on my TBR, also.

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