Now that the Blogalicious conference is over, I hope to have more time to read! I’m also weaning myself off those silly Facebook games. They are such a time suck. I’ve resolved to pick up a book to read for 10-15 minutes when I have the urge to play Farm Heroes Saga. It’s a sickness, I tell ya! Thank goodness I gave up on Candy Crush before it went viral. Do you ever get sucked into Facebook games?
I’m excited to announce that I’m starting a monthly newsletter! I know many of you and my friends are always looking for a new read or the next book for their book club. Sign up for my newsletter and I’ll share my top recommendations in an easy, digestible form:
This weekend I’m focusing on finishing my partially read books. My GoodReads stats are laughing at me and I don’t want to get too far behind. I’m currently 5 books behind if I want to read 100 books by the end of this year.
I put aside The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert when things got super busy for the conference. I tried to pick it up on my flight to Atlanta, but there was a huge discovery for the protagonist Alma that I didnt’ see coming. I’ve read a chapter or so since this discovery but I’m still trying to wrap my mind around it. Plus this novel is loooong. One thing I dislike about reading e-books is that I can’t get a good sense of how far a long I am in a book. (I just looked up the page numbers in the print edition: 513 pages. I’m glad I have a virtual copy to lug around!)
I did finish The Cartographer of No Man’s Land by P.S. Duffy over the weekend. Half of the book is set in Nova Scotia, Canada, which I don’t know much about. Actually, I don’t know very much about Canada because there was never an emphasis on the country during my school years. Blame it on our narcissistic United States history textbooks.
I’m a horribly promiscuous reader and cheated on Elizabeth Gilbert’s book yesterday. I started suspense thriller The Last Winter of Dani Lancing by PD Viner. Here’s the quick blurb:
Twenty years ago, college student Dani Lancing was kidnapped and brutally murdered. The killer was never found. Dani’s family never found peace.
It took me a few chapters to get oriented in the novel’s structure, but I’m fascinated to see where it will go. I was immediately drawn into the characters though and that’s what kept me turning the (virtual) pages. I’ll report back soon!
What are you reading this weekend?