Monday, November 5, 2018

The RAHM Report for 11/5/18

What I Finished Reading

  • The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    I gave this book five stars for the content because I think the advice is good, but for such a short book, it sure repeated itself a lot! 
  • Butchers Hill by Laura Lippmann ⭐⭐⭐⭐
    I alternated between the ebook and audiobook and read this one in just a few days. Now that the main character has established herself as a private investigator, the series is getting much more interesting.
  • Deadly News by Jody Holford ⭐⭐⭐
    This is a solid first book in a new cozy mystery series involving a sleuth who works for a small-town newspaper. It was enjoyable, and I'll be curious to see where things go in the next book. 
  • Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    I was searching for a book title that started with Z when I came across this one. I really enjoyed reading about the thought processes behind Bradbury's works, and I want to read more now! 
  • McMummy by Betsy Byars ⭐⭐⭐
    This was a quick spookyish read for Halloween, and reading it helped me finally reach my goal of reading 15 Betsy Byars books for the year.
  • Little Witch by Anna Elizabeth Bennett ⭐⭐⭐
    This was our Halloween read-aloud. It was okay, but not spectacular. 
  • From the Queen by Carolyn Hart  ⭐⭐
    I needed a book title with a Q in it for the Alphabet Soup challenge. This cozy mystery novella was available from the library through Hoopla, so I just read through it quickly, but it wasn't very memorable. 

What I'm Currently Reading

  • The Violent Bear It Away by Flannery O'Connor
    I was looking for a book with a title that started with V when I remembered that I have never read this. I read a few pages just to whet my appetite, and I think I'm going to like it. 
  • Barking with the Big Dogs by Natalie Babbitt
    This is an ARC of a collection of essays about children's books by the late Natalie Babbitt. So far, her arguments feel a little obvious, but I'm not that far along in the book at all yet. 
  • Spider Bones by Kathy Reichs
    I'm getting back into this series again in the hopes of reducing my pile of unread paperbacks. So far, it's good but not great.
  • Still Life by Louise Penny
    I'm re-reading this for an Instagram read-along. It's even better the second time! 
I'll be linking up today with Unleashing Readers/Teach Mentor Texts and Book Date for It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


  1. I love Laura Lippman's books...and haven't yet read Butcher's Hill Thanks for sharing, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  2. What a great variety of books! Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  3. I think I read Little Witch ages ago. Otherwise your books are mostly knew to me. My weekly updates

  4. I hadn't heard of Barking with the Big Dogs, so I'll be interested in hearing your thoughts once you've finished this one. Zen in the Art of Writing looks great, too--I'll have to ask hubby if he has a copy of this one (he's a writing/comp professor and collects mountains of books like these). Thanks for the shares this week, Katie!

  5. I am always fascinated by writing books - and this one by Bradbury is not in my radar. I have to find it asap! Thanks for sharing.