SO, my hectic summer officially begins today. Trying to balance work commitments and keeping the kids entertained with an enjoyable summer has distracted my reading somewhat. Short stories and essays have always been easy for me to visit and revisit when a novel doesn’t pull me in. And I’m finding my novice introduction to Graphic Novels to be the same remedy for my waning attention span.
The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson is my last library book group read until it reconvenes in the fall. To be honest, I am struggling yet once again with a book group selection. Can’t put my finger on what isn’t working for me except that I just look to all the books I want to read and fight sitting down with this story.
The Temple of Air by Patricia Ann McNair has been well worth the wait. I’ve had this on my TBR for some time and am loving the connected short stories. It has some dark, unapologetic stories and her writing is beautiful. She is a Chicago native and has this great website with photos as journal prompts each day which make me want to write so badly.
And finally I picked up Lumberjanes, Vol. 1 by Noelle Stevenson from work last week and so far really enjoying it. As a former Girl Scout and previous camper, the setting of camp is bringing back all sorts of nostalgia for me and the elements of fantasy are so much fun. I can see this series becoming my part of my summer reads this year.