September 26, 2010
Well, it is perhaps too late to say “Good Morning”…I am quite remiss at posting today. The morning got away from me as Paula and I sat in front of our newly constructed “design wall” (a flannel backed tablecloth pinned to the wall where we can throw up completed quilt blocks) and played with fabric while we sipped our coffee.
My reading this week has been really, really slow – I don’t seem to be able to concentrate on a book for more than a half an hour at a time these days. I am about 50 pages from finishing Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver. Have you read this one? I really love the way Kingsolver develops character, and this novel is no exception. You can plan on seeing a review on October 4th when I tour the book for TLC Book Tours (by the way, if you are a Kingsolver fan you should check out this tour because several of Kingsolver’s books are being reviewed).
I have no idea what I’ll be reading next…although I have many options from which to choose. I’m thinking something easy or fast paced to drag me out of what is beginning to feel like a reading slump. I have to tell you, I have never had a reading slump – never. So this is feeling a bit weird for me.
Paula, on the other hand, reads like a demon – she is blowing through books at a rate that makes my jaw go slack with admiration! I’ve posted another interview-review with Paula for Clive Cussler’s latest adventure novel Lost Empire. If you love this genre, you might want to check out the book!
In case you missed it, I posted a quarterly update on my project Reading for a Cure…I am really happy that we have so far raised over $600 for pediatric cancer research, and I hope that number continues to climb for the remainder of the year. In conjunction with that project, I am happy to tell you about a five book giveaway of Grace, by Melinda Marchiano. Melinda will be signing the finished copies before they are mailed out to the winners. If you haven’t entered to win, you might want to check out the post about the giveaway. Not only will you have a chance to win a signed book, but you can also help children with cancer at the same time if you choose to increase your odds of winning.
So, what books have captured your imagination this week? How are you enjoying this beautiful fall weekend? Whatever you are doing today, I hope it brings you joy!