New Week, New Book (4/9/18)
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Good morning! I hope you all had a great weekend; we had a startling visit from old man winter, which made for an interesting race on Saturday, but I'll move on to the books and save that for another post. Needless to say, it was a great weekend to curl up with a warm drink and enjoy some reading time!
As I mentioned in my April 2018 TBR List Link Up post, I tried to plan my reading so that I would be ready to start one particular novel on the day of its arrival; my plan worked out perfectly. Last week, I finished Other People's Houses on Tuesday morning and when I returned home from work on Tuesday afternoon, The Female Persuasion was waiting in the mail!
I intend to have a review of Other People's Houses up this week; I really wasn't sure what to expect, but it turned out to be highly entertaining and just what I needed.
Yesterday morning, under my blankets with two dogs providing extra warmth, I finished The Female Persuasion; the week hadn't allowed any good chunks of reading time, so I was glad to have some availability over the weekend to enjoy the second half uninterrupted.
I don't know that I'll publish a review of this one but I'm definitely giving it five stars, just as I'd hoped; I felt like there was so much thought-provoking material interwoven within the complex relationships and characters of this novel. I loved it!
In my quest to retrieve the library hold that wasn't - I was on the list for an electronic copy of Sloane Crosley's new short story collection, Look Alive Out There, only to discover that it was not available for Kindle - I saw that the audio edition of Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan was immediately available to download and I couldn't resist! Recommended to me by trusted sources Sarah's Book Shelves and Novel Visits, I'd intended to listen to this one some time ago and never did. I'm just over halfway through and it is fantastic; the author reads the stories, providing extra significance.
So excited to get an early glimpse, I started reading Deena Kastor's new memoir, Let Your Mind Run, a couple of weeks ago; I have been savoring every story, every morsel of motivation and empowerment; she is one of my long time running heroes and I never want this one to end! Unfortunately, I am nearly finished and will post a review soon; Let Your Mind Run publishes tomorrow, April 10, and I've had my copy on preorder for about six months.