Hi friends! We had a gorgeous weekend here in Chicagoland and much of my time was spent outside walking the dog, watching the kids shake off the winter dust and doing some garden clean-up. I even got to read without being bundled up in a blanket, which was strange and lovely at the same time. I finished my first Stephen King book in years and posted about it on Friday the 13th linking up with #kingsmarch.
Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller is due for release on March 17th and I’m about halfway in. It’s really great so far and the atmospheric prose and story about a girl who went missing for nine years with her father (who thought the world was going to end) has kept me riveted. She narrates between past and present and the short chapters and bits of information revealed slowly, works really well. More to come!
I’m also reviewing/rereading The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd for the library book club I host. I read it last year and really enjoyed it but I need to skim through to jog the ‘ol memory.
I also did something I normally don’t do. I returned a bunch of library books and cancelled several holds. Being the recipient of the “all holds at the same time” dilemma, I decided to cull my piles and try to read more spontaneously. Cutting back on receiving ARCs was one thing, but then I fell back into the same pattern of requesting too many library books, putting myself into the same anxiety riddled situation of pressure to read. Besides, it gives other patrons a chance to read instead of sitting on my desk. It’s such a tough balance but I’m learning. Call it my Spring Cleaning of Shelves! 🙂
So, readers, It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?
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