Sunday, January 17, 2016

Weekly Book Haul.....January 17, 2016

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea, Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's ReviewsThe Sunday Salon is a new facebook group I've joined and Monday Mailbox is hosted by Marcia to be Continued.

So I went and saw Revenant yesterday, and it was fine.  I think sometimes that the media builds things up so much that your expectations just can't be met.  It was beautifully shot, and great scenery, but I didn't think Leo's performance was all that.  I didn't buy him as a father, didn't feel the emotion between him and his son, it just seemed like one long struggle for one man.  But I would like to read the book to see if it was more emotionally engaging.

I'm currently reading The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend and it's so cute!  I'm hosting a giveaway for you to win your own copy - enter here:
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And here's what I added to my TBR pile this week.


Not Working by Lisa Owens......In the tradition of Helen Fielding's Bridget
Jones's Diary and Allison Pearson's I Don't Know How She Does It comes a wise and laugh-out-loud debut novel that captures a young generation trying not to have it all, but to figure out what it all means. Claire has just resigned from her job without a plan for her next move. As she struggles to explain herself to friends and family, she experiences the emotions and minutiae of day-to-day life as only someone without the distractions of a regular routine can—and discovers what happens when she seeks true purpose in life.

The Restaurant Critic's Wife by Elizabeth LaBan.....Lila
Soto has a master’s degree that’s gathering dust, a work-obsessed husband, two kids, and lots of questions about how exactly she ended up here.
In their new city of Philadelphia, Lila’s husband, Sam, takes his job as a restaurant critic a little too seriously. To protect his professional credibility, he’s determined to remain anonymous. Soon his preoccupation with anonymity takes over their lives as he tries to limit the family’s contact with anyone who might have ties to the foodie world. Meanwhile, Lila craves adult conversation and some relief from the constraints of her homemaker role. With her patience wearing thin, she begins to question everything: her decision to get pregnant again, her break from her career, her marriage—even if leaving her ex-boyfriend was the right thing to do. As Sam becomes more and more fixated on keeping his identity secret, Lila begins to wonder if her own identity has completely disappeared—and what it will take to get it back.

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