Hello booklings! I’m extremely happy to report that it’s finally feeling like spring here in Buffalo! After a few days of glorious weather last week (during which I got to spend a perfect hour reading and drinking beer on the patio of my favorite bar) it rained like crazy, and now, in the last few days, there has been a positive explosion of leafy growth. There’s nothing better than the sight of brand new leaves on the trees lining my street.
It’s also been a pretty great reading month so far! I loved An Untamed State by Roxanne Gay, couldn’t put Brain on Fire down, and enjoyed Midsummer, a novella I read for TLC Book Tours. And now I’m reading The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer! I’m loving it so far and can’t wait to meet Ms.Wolitzer herself at BEA in a few weeks! Amid all of these great reads was one book I didn’t like: The Quick by Lauren Owen. It wasn’t at all what I was expecting, and although I tried to be open-minded, I just didn’t enjoy it.
What have you been reading this month?
Happy Saturday, readerkins! It’s a little later than I had planned, but I’m checking in with a quick mid-month reading update.
So far this month I’ve read Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro and All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, both of which were fantastic. I’m currently reading The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell, which isn’t something I probably would have picked up without the numerous recommendations from trusted sources, but I’m loving it! Also, whenever I think “Jesuits in space” in connection to it, the “Jews in Space” song from A History of the World, Part 2 pops into my head. (I know it’s not a real movie). So, there’s that.
I’ve also taken a kind of accidental two-week break from blogging. I’ve just been feeling uninspired to write, so I’ve been totally neglecting this space. Thank goodness for a few pre-scheduled posts, so it hasn’t been completely quiet. It’s been a nice break, and now I’m coming back with gusto!
Happy Monday lovelies! Just thought I’d check in with an update on my recent reading.
I’ve been working my way slowly through The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt and Byron Easy by Jude Cook. They’re both very good books, but somehow neither of them are quite what I’m in the mood for at the moment. It’s made for some slow going.
However, I am GOBBLING UP Judging a Book by its Lover by Lauren Leto. It came in my Book Riot Quarterly box, and I was so excited about it that I had to start reading it immediately. It’s the perfect “read a few pages (or 20) before bed” book, and I keep cracking up while reading. Tom is probably getting really annoyed by my constant quoting it aloud.
I’m hoping to finish all three of these books this week, but I’m not sure what I’ll read next. There are so many things I want to read, it’s hard to decide!