Annnnnnnd… exhale. My months-long hell of constant work and sickness seems to have abated – for the moment, at least. I still have a to-do list a mile long – both work and personal – but this week I have a free enough schedule that I might actually be able to get it all done, which should make for a refreshing change of pace. (And I may even be able to sneak away for a break. Along those lines, Zan, fancy a lunch?)
So in a weekend in which it seemed like everyone and their mom was readathon-ing, I was just reading whenever I could, but not as part of any kind of event. I was terribly jealous, obviously, because the Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is such an awesome time with lots of bookish internet folk; I participated once and had a blast. But with two tiny kids (who allowed me less than 4 hours’ sleep the night before the readathon) and still being quite underwater at work (I put in a few hours in the office on Sunday) the readathon just didn’t seem in the cards for me… again. I’m hoping that in October, I’ll be able to participate – Nugget will be a little more independent by then. But I still read. On Saturday I finished up Greenbanks, by Dorothy Whipple – my first Whipple, and certainly not my last. I loved every moment of it – even when certain characters didn’t get the endings I’d hoped for them. I’ll write more when I do my reading wrap-up, but Greenbanks was an absolute joy. After I reluctantly left Louisa, Rachel, Kate and Letty, and all their families, behind, I turned my attention to Maisie Dobbs and her newest adventure in Journey to Munich. I’m almost done with it – Maisie is always a quick read – and I’ve been feverishly turning pages, heart in my throat. This might be Maisie’s most dangerous adventure yet – in fact, I’m sure it is. Maisie is pulled into a dangerous game by the British Secret Service, sent deep into the heart of Nazi Germany on an ultra-sensitive mission for the Crown. And while Maisie vows that if and when she comes out of her mission alive, she’s done with espionage – I hope that she’s proven wrong. I like spy Maisie.
Up next on the blog, another bookish week for you! In continuing celebration of National Poetry Month, I’ll be sharing more favorite collections of poems for kids – classics on Wednesday, and newer collections on Friday. I hope you enjoy the posts; I’ve had a good time putting them together for you and choosing poems to feature. So do check in!
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Book Date. Thanks for the inspiration!
What are you reading this week?