New Week, New Book (11/27/17)
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Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I worked on Thanksgiving Day which allowed me to stay at home on Friday; that extra day makes a huge difference. Other than some time spent in the kitchen, working on some recipes I'd been wanting to try, our warmer-than-usual weather allowed me to get outside, my favorite thing, every day.
This also meant very little reading time. I'm not complaining because, seriously, the weather was absolutely amazing and I couldn't help myself; I did some audiobook listening while I was in the kitchen, but did not carve out much dedicated reading time over the past few days.
Last week, I finished The Last Castle by Denise Kiernan; the bestselling author of The Girls of Atomic City, another of my Nonfiction November reads, captivated me with tales of the rich and sort of famous from the late 1800s and early 1900s. I may share more about this one in another post; it was really good.
I'm not quite finished with Nomadland by Jessica Bruder but I definitely want to continue; I was able to listen to more during my run this morning and it has been very illuminating. Disturbing? I'm not quite sure how to describe it just yet.
Last week, I received an advance copy of Running Rewired by Jay Dicharry from the publisher, Velo Press (they also publish books like Hit Reset, one of my faves); I'm so interested in Jay's approach to improving running form/efficiency that I've already preordered a hard copy (mine is electronic). I am not finished reading all of the material, but I'm already incorporating some of his suggestions and I am impressed. More to come!
In her reading update last week, Susie at Novel Visits mentioned that she might like to reread The Secret History by Donna Tarte, one of her all-time favorites, especially since this year marks the 25th anniversary of its publication. Do I get my library card taken away for admitting that I've never read this one or The Goldfinch?!
As it turns out, The Secret History was available to borrow from my local library, so I am now joining Susie in reading this intriguing, suspense-filled novel; I am only about a quarter of the way in, but I am hooked! Have you read it?
Hope you all have a great week! What are you reading?