I started with an early trip to Trader Joe's, which allowed me to make some long overdue progress on my audiobook, Death of an Artist by Kate Wilhelm(it's safe to say I haven't made it to the gym in
After finishing a depressing historical novel and a somewhat sad mystery, I craved something different, so I picked up Stephanie LaCava's memoir An Extraordinary Theory of Objects. It was the perfect book for my mood, and I read it in its entirety before the sun went down. To keep my wondrous day of reading alive, I picked up Til You Hear From Me by Pearl Cleage. I craved the familiarity of a favorite author and was curious to see which of my beloved favorite characters showed in this installment of the West End. I opted to put on some holiday music, turn out the lights, drink a glass of wine and read on my Kindle Fire with only the Christmas tree lights on. It was heavenly. I faced the windows, hoping the long-awaited promised snowfall would start earlier (it didn't, but it's snowing big, beautiful flakes now!) Last night encapsulated everything I love about this time of year. I was firmly rooted in the moment, relaxing my body, enchanting my mind, and simply enjoying many of the things I enjoy most in life.
I finished Til You Hear From Me this morning and am a little sad I have only Pearl Cleage novel left to read. Today I'm planning to spend my time with The Clan of The Cave Bear, the December pick for The Backlist Book Club. If I make it to the gym or decide to do more cleaning today, I'll be starting Bossypants by Tina Fey on audio. December has been an exceptional reading month for me thus far. I've already read eight books this month (two were in progress before the month began), and I seem to be doing a wonderful job of picking the right book for my mood, which in turn has me finding as much time as I can to read.
Coming up on the blog this week:
- review of A Possible Life by Sebastian Faulks
- review of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
- review of An Extraordinary Theory of Objects: A Memoir of an Outsider in Paris by Stephanie LaCava
- review of Glaciers by Alexis M. Smith
- review of Never Tell by Alafair Burke
- review of Til You Hear From Me by Pearl Cleage
Now tell me: what are you reading (or up to) this beautiful, snowy Sunday?
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