I can’t believe it is Sunday already–the week has flown by. It’s hard to believe that a week from now I will be in Florida. I am getting my reading list together. So far, I have purchased two books for my trip; Affinity, by Sarah Waters and The Truth-teller’s Lie, by Sophie Hannah. I really want to buy Housekeeping vs The Dirt and Shakespeare Wrote for Money, both by Nick Hornby. Plus, I plan on taking my Kindle, so I can pretty much download and read anything. What do you think of my selection so far?
This week I finished one book and read another.
The Beautiful Cigar Girl was part biography of Edgar Allan Poe and part true crime about the murder of a young girl named Mary Rogers, who ended up influencing Poe as far as his writing was concerned. I found it very engrossing and educational but it was a bit slow, as books of that nature usually tend to be.
What was she Thinking? Notes on a Scandal, by Zoe Heller is about a woman who begins a sexual relationship with one of her 15 year old students. It was wonderful. I could.not.put.it.down. Definitely one of the best books I have read this year.
I am now reading When Will There be Good News?, by Kate Atkinson. It is my first book by her and I have to admit, I contemplated putting it down for the first 50-60 pages. It just seemed really juvenile and I couldn’t get into any of the characters, but now it has started picking up and I think I am going to end up enjoying it.
Lastly, happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there! I received my first Mother’s Day gift ever on Friday. My stepdaughter made me a little potted plant and I swear, I felt so honored that she thought to make me something. Being a stepmom can be tough, but also very rewarding, and I feel lucky to have Ally in my life.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day and week!