September 27, 2009
Good morning, fellow readers and saloners! Raven had us up bright and early this morning. In this way, she is a lot like Caribou. As soon as the sky lightens, Raven wants to start her day: go outside and potty, eat a little breakfast, play with her toys, chase the cats. Watching her reminds me how keeping it simple is the best way to bring us joy.
I still have not finished reading The Angel’s Game. This may end up being a DNF.
I did finish reading The Promised World, by Lisa Tucker this week and found it to be a captivating read (read my review). Lisa was kind enough to also provide me with a poignant guest post. Her novel is one about grief and recovery – and for some people it may be too disturbing to read. But since I’ve written my review, I’ve read other reviews of the book and they are overwhelmingly positive.
My current read is A Disobedient Girl, by Ru Freeman which I am reading for a TLC book tour on September 30th. I’m about 2/3rds of the way through the novel and I am so impressed with this debut author’s writing ability. This is literary fiction at its best, in my opinion. There is some tension building in the story, and I am getting a little nervous for one of the characters. I hope to have this finished by today, but you won’t see my review until the 30th (along with a guest post by the author). In the meantime, you can check out other blogger’s reviews through the TLC tour.
I hope to squeeze in one more book before the month comes to a close. Maybe I’ll try to finish The Angel’s Game…or maybe I’ll just pick up a quick, fun read.
Today is due to be another scorching day in Northern California. It feels more like mid-summer than early fall. I keep hoping the rains will arrive and the cool air will move in – in the meantime, I am spending a lot of time sitting underneath the ceiling fans. Besides reading, I hope to work on one of my quilts. I have it all pinned and just have the quilting and binding left to do. Stay tuned for a photo sometime this week.
What are you doing today? Whatever it is, I hope it involves a great book!