New Week, New Book (12/11/17)
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Whew! A fun, but busy, weekend and a head cold that just won't quit; I'd love to stay at home today for rest and reading...we'll see how that pans out.
After a strong half marathon race effort on Saturday morning, a performance of The Nutcracker by Ballet Arkansas on Saturday afternoon, a delicious recovery burger and some chores, I was tired on Sunday; 'tis the season, right? I did manage to get some gifts packed up to send out in the mail today (the list of books I'm gifting here!), wash some laundry and, yes, READ!
But, first, I finished an advance copy of Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates last week; a follow up to his successful debut (which I have not yet read), Black Chalk, I was excited to get into this story and I'll be posting more as its release date approaches.
With just a short bit of reading remaining, I received notification from my local library system that my hold on The Heart's Invisible Furies was available...cue the excited squeals! I've heard so many great things about this one and could hardly wait to get started.
Unfortunately, the end of last week was rather busy; as I noted previously, I didn't have any time to read on Saturday but I did get some reading in yesterday. I mentioned to Andrea at Born and Read in Chicago that if the novel ended right now, and I was only about a quarter of the way in, it would still be some of the best reading I've done this year.
I also have a library copy of Turtles All the Way Down waiting for me; I requested this one on a whim, thinking it might be nice change of pace. I'm not sure whether I'll get to it in time because I do have some others I'd like to fit in before the end of the year. I'm also really looking forward to some January releases, like The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin and The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin.
How was your weekend? Did you get in some reading time?