It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (12/26/16)
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Merry Christmas! I hope you all had a lovely holiday weekend! I am thrilled to report that my furnace has been fully repaired and that we are warm and cozy once again, sans layers of blankets and portable heating units. I am taking a couple of days away from work this week, after spending a few hours there yesterday, so I hope to enjoy a little extra reading time.
As an Audible subscriber, I received an email a couple of weeks ago with a "free holiday gift;" Audible offered a collection called The Most Wonderful Tales of the Year: Holiday Memories Written and Performed by Our Favorite Narrators. At just an hour and 48 minutes, I thought it would be great listening during my commute during the days leading up to Christmas.
Some of the stories were hilarious, some were melancholy, and all were personal and heartfelt. I loved the story of one narrator who shared her experience of the year that her mother "banned Christmas presents;" instead, their mother plucked old items from their attic (stuffed animals, toys, keepsakes), wrapped them, and then they all, as a family, relived the memories associated with each item.
I finished The Sleepwalker which will get its own post coming up soon; I'm ready to discuss this one with other readers, so be ready for its release date (or pre-order) on January 10!
Another January release (1/31) caught my eye, so I've started reading The Girl in the Garden by Melanie Wallace. I'm approaching the end and, so far, it has been really good; I'll share more after I've finished.
There's one novel on my wish list for 2016 that I've haven't managed to read yet - The Nix by Nathan Hill - and, since I'm a little ahead on 2017 reading, I may try to slip this one in pretty soon. I've heard such wonderful things about it and I'm afraid if I don't get to it soon, it'll fall way back on my priority list and I'll never pick it up.
What are you reading today?