Last week I wasn't very successful in the finishing of books department. I finished:
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
I really enjoyed Eleanor and Park but I think what's preventing me from loving it is that the last third of the book was not what I was expecting and that kind of skewed my feelings a bit. Still, I loved both Eleanor and Park as characters and I loved them together as a couple. I just wasn't expecting it to be so sad. At the same time, it's also "real life." People who complain that books and movies end too perfectly can't say that about this book, so in a way, I kind of like that about it too.
Monsieur Marceau: Actor Without Words by Leda Schubert, illustrated by Gerard DuBois
Interesting bio on the most famous mime, Marcel Marceau. I had heard his name before and knew that he was a mime, but I didn't know much else. I found his background about his life during World War II quite fascinating.
A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It Or Not" Ripley by Neal Thompson
Most of the biographies I read are picture books so this is a rather slow change of pace for me. I'm only on page 44 at the moment but so far it's an interesting book.
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
I don't know. This is a little too high fantasy for me. The only reason I'm still listening is because I find the narrator's voice pleasant to listen to.