Welcome to Friday Reads. Each Friday, I’ll review any books I’ve completed that week, as well as share what I’m reading right now.

And by “Each Friday,” I mean “some Fridays.”

Here’s a quick update for this past week.

Finished reading:


Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches – John Hodgman – 4* (Mar 15)

If you know anything of John Hodgman, perhaps from his podcast, and you find him enjoyable, then you will probably like this book. If you don’t already know John Hodgman, I’m not sure it would matter much to you.

I happen to enjoy John Hodgman and his podcast very much and found the book to be in the same vein. It’s a little random, a little self-indulgent, and equal parts reflective and humorous. I don’t think it will change anyone’s life, except maybe his with those sweet checks from book sales, but it was a brief enjoyable escape from the cesspool of everyday life.



Currently reading:

Nothing. I haven’t started my next book yet.

Next up: (This is largely decided by the library – I’ve waitlisted a bunch of books so as they come available, I have to read them before they expire.)

While the above about the library is generally true, I find myself without a looming library due date for the first time in awhile.


A Wrinkle in Time – Madeline L’Engle 

I thought I had read this back in elementary school. I can clearly picture it perched on one of the displays. But nothing about it sounds familiar beyond the title. I want to read it before watching the movie because I find I rarely go back to read the book after I’ve watched the movie. And yet I almost always find the book to be the more rewarding of the two experiences, so I don’t want to miss out.

After that, I’ll be doing some traveling so I’ll likely go back to Kindle books.