It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (12/26/16)

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.

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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? 

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