Our local farmer's market begins in a mere two weeks, which is almost hard to imagine since the last few weekends have been miserably winterlike. But the sun is threatening to shine finally and I am ready to shed my winter coat. I miss sitting outside in the sunshine on my lunch break, but just maybe I can enjoy it soon.
I'm sorry I've been mostly absent here lately--it's my busy time at work and I have not been able to keep up with everything. I have saved some interesting things to share, however, and while my reading seems to still be moving at a snail's pace, I hope to write about a few books I finished recently very soon.
World Book Day is Monday April 23--maybe we need to do something special to celebrate? (Take the day off and spend it reading? Or buy a new book? Or go to the library?--what do you fancy?). By the way, thank you Catalonia, Spain for starting this and UNESCO for joining in.
I think if I start a new book, it has to be Madeline Miller's Circe since Everyone else seems to be reading it right now, too. I loved her first book and have been in the mood for some mythology. My other really need to start book is Meg Wolitzer's The Female Persuasion, if I still plan on taking part in the BN book club read. Maybe I should take a vacation day soon.
I've only read the first of the Cormoran Strike mysteries by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling), but I have an image in my mind of what he looks like, so it is always interesting to see what the actor looks like who is cast to play the role in the film.
I really like Natalia Ginzburg and mean to get back to her writing, but in the meantime I want to read this article by Rachel Cusk. I also want to read this about the obsession with reading about missing girls.
A little something about short stories here. I plan on reading a short story or two this weekend, you too? Did you know we are once again in the midst of a Season of Stories (so you can read for free!).
I hope the sun is shining where you are and that your weekend includes some reading time, too.