5 Reading-Related Updates

I have too many book-related things to talk about to save them for tomorrow's regular post, so I thought I'd dump them all here today.

Cooking from... Jessica Merchant's The Pretty Dish. I have the dough for her Chocolate Crinkle Sprinkle Cookies in my fridge chilling right now, and I have high hopes, considering pretty much everything I've ever cooked from her blog (How Sweet Eats) has been delicious. I don't buy a lot of cookbooks these days, but I have utilized her blog on so many occasions that I felt compelled to support her with a pre-order. 

Needing... an audiobook for our upcoming road trip to Yosemite. I tend to listen to mysteries (but ones a tad more cerebral that your typical mass-market dime store sort of who-dunnit) and memoirs/autobiographies (but not ones bogged down with excessive facts and figures). Suggestions? I need them super soon. 

Currently reading... The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin, which has gotten rave reviews by so many. I'm only twenty or so pages in, but I am enjoying it so far.

A little bummed about... last week's book club. I was in a sleep-deprived DayQuil fog and had to leave a bit early to pick up Sawyer, so I feel like I was not a stellar book club participant this time around. We read Homegoing and I loved it, so it's unfortunate. 

Just purchased... Notes from a Public Typewriter, on a whim, after seeing it on the Belletrist Instagram feed. A bookstore from Ann Arbor (I think?) set up a typewriter for patrons to use and collected some of the best notes and messages from over the years. 


  1. I recently listened to Jane Harper's The Dry and it was gripping (that's coming from someone who doesn't listen to many audios and doesn't really like mysteries...).

  2. I just finished Educated by Tara Westover - it was a VERY interesting memoir. Not sure about the audio but the ebook was excellent.