New Week, New Book (12/18/17)

New Week, New Book (12/18/17)

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Happy Monday, friends! How many of you have short weeks or holiday travel plans? I still have one more holiday party at work (this year's secret pal reveal on Wednesday - so much fun!), but no plans to travel and since I work in a hospital there are no real "off" days; nevertheless, I may try to cut Friday a bit short! I hope you have something fun planned; maybe extra holiday reading time? 

I spent my Saturday with friends and teammates at the 4th Annual Jacob Wells 3 Bridges Marathon, a hometown race that I absolutely love. My local running club hosts an aid station, handing out water and snacks (and anything else they need!) to runners along the course. 

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It was quite chilly out there, but it is always so rewarding to cheer on the efforts of these athletes who have trained so diligently for the event. I ran some miles along the course with friends and then celebrated with them after; a great way to start the weekend! 

After finishing The Heart's Invisible Furies last week, I wasn't sure how I would be able to recover; what a beautifully written story! There were times when I was reminded of A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, but in a much less devastating way; I felt no less emotionally connected to these characters, though, and this one will show up on the blog again soon, as one of my favorite reads this year! 

I'd added my name to the library hold list for Turtles All the Way Down quite some time ago; when I think to check early enough, there are instances when I can request a novel before it has been received by the library and that gives me a bit of a head start on other readers. As it usually happens, both The Heart's Invisible Furies and Turtles All the Way Down hit me within 24 hours of each other and I thought this would be a great post-book hangover choice. 

Turtles All the Way Down is a fairly quick read and easy to pick up and put down if you don't have large chunks of reading time; I finished it early Sunday morning and absolutely loved it. 

Thanks to a strong recommendation from Susie at Novel Visits (thank you, Susie!), I decided to try the audio version of The Power; I've just begun and, so far, I really like it. The story definitely starts off quickly and I find myself wanting to sneak in opportunities to listen whenever I can; I'm dying to find out where this is going! 

After Turtles all the Way Down, I picked up my first delivery from the Parnassus Books Signed First Editions Club, Improvement by Joan Silber; I think I'm going to enjoy this and I love that I probably would never have discovered this one on my own. What a treat! 

Up next, I'm looking forward to The Wife Between Us, my December Book of the Month Club pick, as well as The Immortalists, an upcoming January release. 

What are you reading? 

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