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Now Reading…

One week since my last post!  I’m slacking, but I managed to celebrate a birthday and a holiday, head to the lake, and climb two mountains (as seen on Instagram).

Clearly I’m reading, I’m just not reviewing as much. I need to force myself to get on some sort of reliable schedule, but the rebel in me shoots it down every time. One of my least favorite lingering traits from childhood is that I hate doing the things I’m “supposed” to do. I thought you were supposed to outgrow that… Adulting is hard.

Reading July 5th

This week I’m reading Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie (this one may not be finished, not loving it) and Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich (so far, so great – I should devote an entire post to my love of grit lit). I also finished Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret? and really enjoyed it.

What are you reading?

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  • http://ofbooks.org/ Alice

    Hallowe’en Party is definitely not one of Christie’s best.

    • http://www.fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory O’Connor

      Agreed. I recently read Murder in Mesopotamia and it was much better.

  • http://fromisi.wordpress.com/ Isi

    I love your photos, Rory, so this time I’m glad you are doing other things instead of reviewing because I like to see them :)

    • http://www.fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory O’Connor

      Thanks, Isi!

  • http://theprettygoodgatsby.wordpress.com Leah

    I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who couldn’t get through Hallowe’en Party! A few Octobers ago I picked it up, thinking it would be the perfect intro to Christie’s work…only to be horribly let down. Since then I’ve read several others and have loved them, so I’m assuming that one just wasn’t one of her best (especially for someone just getting into her books!)

    • http://www.fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory O’Connor

      I decided to DNF it, life is too short for bad books.

  • http://bookishtendencies.com Katie McD @ Bookish Tendencies

    I LOOOOVED Bull Mountain!!!!!! I would TOTALLY read a love for grit lit post, as I’ve been enjoying the heck out of it too :)

    • http://www.fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory O’Connor

      It’s can be such a nice change of pace, I love it.

  • http://consumedbyink.wordpress.com Naomi

    I would love to hear about your favourite grit lit books! Bull Mountain sounds like a good one.

    • http://www.fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory O’Connor

      Thanks for the push (it’s my latest post).

  • http://booksspeakvolumes.com/ Leah @ Books Speak Volumes

    I am so jealous that you live near mountains. Your pictures make me so desperate to get back out to Colorado!

    • http://www.fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory O’Connor

      You should! And you should say hi to Allison and I! :)

  • http://www.sarahsbookshelves.com/ Sarah (Sarah’s Book Shelves)

    I’ve been hearing some awesome things about Bull Mountain…plan to download it tomorrow! Glad you had a good vacation..

    • http://www.fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory O’Connor

      Thanks! I hope you like it!

  • http://www.estellasrevenge.net Andi

    Dying to get my paws on Bull Mountain! Enjoy. :)

    • http://www.fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory O’Connor

      Out yesterday! You can bring it on vacation!

  • http://www.thedailydosage.com Marisa @The Daily Dosage

    “Adulting is hard”. Yep. Second that. On a different note, your pics are gorgeous and you have a great eye. Do you use any special camera?

    • http://www.fourthstreetreview.com/ Rory O’Connor

      It SOOO is. And thank you! I do not use anything special, I use my iPhone 4.

  • http://www.fortheloveofwords.net/ Bonnie

    I loved Bull Mountain. Just read it last week. One of my few 5 star reads of the year. :)

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