Weekend Reads #59: I’m back!

Weekend Reads is a weekly post in which I discuss a variety of topics and mention the books I plan to read on the weekend. But for this entry, I simply want to announce that I am back from my short vacation.

I took a little trip to Jamaica to visit family and was too busy to be on the computer much during that time. Also, everyone forgot the password for the internet so I was unable to connect. I spent the time hanging out with my family, traveling around the country, sweating profusely, and being gnawed on by mosquitoes or sandflies, whatever those little black, flying, biting things were.

I had fun and took advantage of the opportunity to eat as much pattie and cocobread as I could. Yum! 😀 But unfortunately, there were no apples available. 😦 I call them apples but other islands call them pomerac and they are some of the best fruits ever. The skin is a bright red or dark burgundy and inside is as white as snow with a huge seed in the middle. It tastes sooo… gooood and I can’t remember when last I had a bite of it.

Anyways, I glad to be back, though I already miss my family and the time spent with them. I’ll try to get back in the blogging groove. I have a lot to post and many blog posts to catch up on since I was unable to read any while away. As for this weekend, here’s

What I’m reading:

I’m listening to all the Harry Potter audio books and I’m on the second now. I listen to it while doing almost everything so I’ll probably complete it today.

I’m supposed to be reading Air Awakens as well, but I started to lose interest after the scene where the protagonist is pushed off a tower for, what seems to me, no good reason so it’s on pause for now; but I might take a look at it this weekend.

I’m still reading Thunder & Lightning only because it was too big and heavy to carry with me to Jamaica. I’ll try to complete it this weekend. I’m sure it’s probably due at the library.

I started The Curse of the Wendigo while in Jamaica. Since Halloween is coming, I think this is the perfect time to read this book; however, whenever I pick it up, I fall asleep. I don’t know why that is. The story doesn’t seem to enchant me as the first did.

And I’m buddy-reading Ship of Magic with Emily at Embuhlee liest. It’s the first book in the Liveship Traders trilogy by Robin Hobb.

That’s it. What have you been up to lately and what have you been reading?

By the way, I’ll try to catch up on comments this weekend. I think this weekend will be all about catching up.

29 thoughts on “Weekend Reads #59: I’m back!

  1. Welcome back and I’m glad you had a great time eating and getting bitten in Jamaica in the sweaty bosom of your family while being disconnected from the internet! Now that’s real living!

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  2. Lol I’ve been reading girl porn!
    Romance i think it’s genre, it was quite hilarious really, it is called,
    ‘ the sailor from Gibraltar ‘ by Marguerite duras,
    I think she may have been the Queen of romance back in the day, but FUNNY Lol this book was funny!
    She writes really well and her dialogue is good
    I’d recommend this to anyone wanting a laugh 😁


      1. Yeah I’m on to my stack of used books, i picked up some goodies when travelling up north earlyer this year,
        That’s right published in 52 in French and translated into English in 66 by Barbara bray (she an interesting Lady too)
        Yeah I’d call it a classic!
        I’d be tempted to read any other of her works, she has quite a few notable one’s, her experimental films sound worthy too.


  3. Hope you gained many happy and positive memories in your trip! Glad to have you back 🙂

    I would have initially freaked out about not having internet, but I think I’d eventually get used to it. I’d make sure to have plenty of books with me to squeeze in some reading when necessary, though. lol


    1. I did! 😀 My whole family was there so we had fun cussing each other out. Lol, j/k – kinda.
      It was great though and the lack of net did make me get a lot of reading done.


    1. Haha yes, minus the bugs, it was all good though I regret not eating more fruits. The break was great. I’m glad for it. I got through the Raven King so quickly because of no net.

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    1. Thanks! 😀 Yea, those HP audiobooks have been fun. Perfect for dull moments at work.
      Btw, I hope the hurricane didn’t greatly affect you in Florida, if you’ve already relocated.

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  4. Ooh you’ll have to let me know what you think of Ship of Magic – I need to get back into some Robin Hobb! Sounds like you had a lovely holiday and could just disconnect for a while, which must have been nice! Welcome home though – and welcome back to reading!


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