|It's Monday! What Are You Reading?|
Last week I signed up for Bookjourney's Read-a-Long for Daphne du Mauier's Rebecca and began reading it in ebook. And I have continued reading the book I was reading aloud to my Mom while staying there: At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon.
I arrived home a week ago yesterday and of all the catching up I needed to do at that time--housework, sleeping, writing, unpacking, loved ones, etc--reading was highest on my list over everything but writing and loved ones but sleeping took the upper hand for most of the week.
Yet I did read quite a bit.
Besides those two novels which I will continue to read over the next week or three I also returned to the several non-fiction books I've had going for some time:
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Hooked: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers at Page One and Never Lets Go by Les Edgerton
Get Your Loved One Sober by Robert Meyers
Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Leher
But my main focus was to finish reading and post a review for Joshua Henkin's The World Without You for the week it is scheduled to be released. I was really looking forward to this one as I loved his Matrimony. It met my expectations and then some.
To call this a story about a missing child tho is quite misleading. It is much more. With its 13 year old narrator it has all the earmarks of a coming of age story but I'm not quite sure it is that or at least not only that. It is like reading a dream.
And this wasn't even one of the ten or so review copy books I still owe reviews for. It was in my ebook library and I didn't recognize the title so I opened it. At 5am. Already two hours past my ideal bedtime. Next thing I knew it was nearly noon. That was yesterday.
When I woke up Ed was fixing dinner. After dinner I opened a draft in Blogger for my Sunday Serenity post and intended to put together 'It's Monday!' immediately after so I could start blog hopping for that and the Literary Giveaway but started reading again and completely forgot to finish the post until I had closed the browser at 5am on my way to bed and got to thinking 'What was my SS post about now?'
Then I smacked my forehead and reopened the browser. So at 7am I head to bed but I take my netbook with me and keep reading until after 9am. And once again I'm waking to the sound of Ed's dinner prep in the kitchen. Again I opened Blogger after dinner and opened a draft for 'It's Monday!' but here it is just after midnight and I'm reluctantly making myself put together this post.