Someday soon I am going to get around to writing about the last books I have finished, but I've not been feeling ambitious enough lately to do so. My reading time has been limited and I am in the middle of so many really good books, it's hard to squeeze in all the things I need and want to do.
Since I have an ipod and am so looking forward to getting back outside and walking in earnest again (I have been feeling like a slug far too long and am ready to say goodbye to winter) I am looking for some interesting things to listen to. This new podcast sounds good.
Is it just me or does everyone seem to have a book club these days? Of course there is Emma Watson's feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf at GR. Sarah Jessica Parker hosts one through the American Library Association and is announcing her newest pick on March 13. Reese Witherspoon has one on Instagram, and I have to admit that I picked up my own copy of Balli Kaur Jaswal's Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows to read along, which is her March selection. And now Barnes and Noble has joined in the fun with their first choice Meg Wolitzer's The Female Persuasion, for which they will host events in early May. Oh, and how could I forget Oprah's book club!
Coming right on the heels of International Women's Day here is a list of eleven women to watch in 2018. I've jotted down several titles, because your wishlist can never be too long.
If I come across a discount coupon maybe I will stop by the bookstore this weekend. I can bring one of my own books and sit in the café and read for a while, and then look for one of these newly published in paperback titles. I am most keen on reading the Toibin from that list. I had been eyeing it since it first came out, and now that it is in paper . . .
This weekend I will be spending time with Sweet Bean Paste (and hopefully will finish), Elif Batuman's The Idiot (which I picked up from my TBR thanks to its inclusion on the Women's Prize List), which is turning out to be great, as well as Laura Wilson's Dying Voices--I started it and have not been able to put it down. I knew she was good--in the vein of Ruth Rendell--but this makes me want to read my way straight through all her books now.
Happy reading everyone.