After a few days off from work and the holidays coming to a close, I’m ready to get back to my reading schedule, at least for this week. Next week I start two classes, so who knows when I’ll be able to read freely. I’m not one of those parents who are kicking up their heels when the kids get back on the bus. Crazy schedules, making lunches, carpooling and helping with homework comes with them going back today, so naturally, I’m a bit sad. I love having the freedom of doing what I want, when I want. But alas, it’s here and I’ll suck it up.
I’m starting off the year with something I did last year (not often enough) by reading a new release with something from my own shelf and TBR pile.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain was a book I read when it first came out in 2012 and before I had this blog. This time I’m cracking open my flagged copy while listening to it on audio from my library. I’ve been struggling lately with my own introversion and yet embracing it more as I come into my own. I know that makes little sense but saying “No” to social events over the holidays was invigorating. And I’m taking my mom’s advice to heart with not having to explain my decisions at every turn. Anyway, I’m loving it again and will post more next week.
Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Ed Tarkington is releasing tomorrow and I was able to download the digital ARC via Edelweiss. I’m about halfway through and not sure what my final review and thoughts will be but it’s a very nostalgic, coming-of-age story set in the 1970’s about a young boy and the relationship with his brother who is twice his age.