New Week, New Book (1/15/18)
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Happy Monday! Some of you may be enjoying a three-day weekend, since today is the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; I, however, will be headed to work soon and will live vicariously through your undoubtedly fabulous days off!
“Soon, he is at the base of the mountains, his heart rate is at least 140, and the peaks tower over him like wild, hungry beasts. It is this moment in which Russ understands himself best. Russ and the cloud of his breath as it unfurls white in the cold morning, Russ and the burn, burn of his legs. The needle-prick attention of his mind, as it focuses on blazing extremities. Running, Russ is okay. Running, he moves forward.”⠀ 🙌🙌🙌⠀ .⠀ I finished Girl in Snow by @danyakufafka last night; the entire novel is so beautifully written, but the last 100 pages were breathtaking. I asked for this book for Christmas after reading a review by @gilmoreguide and I’m so glad I did! ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #januarytbr #rnrjanuarytbr #bookblogger #bookstagram #book #books #fiction #bookstagrammer #whatshouldireadnext #readersofinstagram #amreading #reading #reader #booklover #bookworm #booknerd #bibliophile #biblio #booksofinstagram #bookish #bookaddict #literaryfiction #igreads #bookreview #tarareads2018
Winter returned for the weekend and I can't say that I was disappointed; it gave me an excuse to sleep in, stay inside, and enjoy plenty of reading time. On Friday evening, I finished Girl in Snow, thanks to this recommendation from Catherine at The Gilmore Guide to Books; what a beautifully-written novel!
On Saturday morning, I started reading Red Clocks, one of two January releases I picked up from Book of the Month; I'll have more to share about this one in the future but, for now, I'll just say that I put off quite a few things on Saturday and Sunday in order to continue reading this unique story.
I am very close to finishing my current audiobook, The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World; I have created so many bookmarks that I've decided I need to purchase a physical copy of this one.
In addition to reading Red Clocks, I also took some time this weekend to finish going through Work In: The Athlete's Plan for Real Recovery and Winning Results; not unlike her first book, Hit Reset, Erin Taylor provides some incredibly useful insight and I'll be posting more on this one soon.