It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (12/19/16)

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (12/19/16)

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After my racing success last weekend (you can read about that here), I've been pretty lazy over the past week which has allowed for more reading time - yay! On top of that, we've had some cool temperatures around here which also brings out my desire to curl up under a blanket with a great book. 

Last week, I finished reading Results May Vary by Bethany Chase; I've had a copy of it for a few months, but never took the time to read it until now. As it turns out, there may have been some substance to my resistance; I wasn't thrilled with this one. I enjoyed her debut novel, The One That Got Away, and I feel like, in this recent release, she incorporated several important themes but didn't really nail any of them. 

On a brighter note, I also finished the audio version of Lauren Graham's Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls and Everything in Between; it was great! A perfect companion on my commute last week and I wish it had lasted longer. I am a fan of the show Gilmore Girls and, even if you have no idea what that means, this is an entertaining collection of personal essays and the author provides a wonderful reading for the audio book. 

Graham discusses her relatively slow rise to stardom, with some great stories along the way, but she also highlights some of the prevailing issues that are tough to negotiate as an actor. She exhibits a passion for her craft and speaks lovingly of those with whom she has worked over the years.

I've been chomping at the bit to begin Chris Bohjalian's upcoming January release, The Sleepwalker; I will definitely dedicate another post to this one but, suffice it to say, he's done it again. If you're not familiar with his work, it is fantastic

I'm not quite finished with it; I've read just over 80% and I'm dying to know how it will end! Until then, let's hope our furnace gets repaired today because, otherwise, I may never be able to come out from underneath the covers and leave home. 

What are you reading today? 

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