October 9, 2011
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This week I finished reading Marisa de los Santos’s latest novel: Falling Together. Many bloggers have been disappointed with the novel, but I loved it (read my review and enter to win a copy of the book). Once again, Santos creates wonderful, warm characters and writes with a poetic charm. I found myself completely immersed in the world of Pen, Cat and Will. I was sorry to see the book end.
Next I picked up Me Again by Keith Cronin for a TLC Book Tour. I have read about 75 pages, but have now put the book aside. This may be a DNF for me – and if it is, I won’t be reviewing it. There are many reasons why I am not relating to Cronin’s novel, but if you are interested in the book, check out other reviews on the TLC tour because this is a book which is getting great reviews. After reading through other blogger’s thoughts, I am wondering if my professional position as a physical therapist is interfering with my ability to just “go with the flow” of the book.
For my next read, I decided to pick up State of Wonder by Ann Patchett which is being discussed over on the Bookies Too Yahoo group this month. I’m only 35 pages in, but I am liking the book so far. Look for a review by mid-week.
I won’t be reading much today. My sister, Paula, is here for a ten day visit and we are having so much fun working on our collaborative quilt project (watch for some photos and updates as we begin to put our quilts together). We’ll be heading up to Ashland, Oregon for a two day trip early this week which should be wonderful. So if you don’t see as many posts from this week, you’ll know why!
I should also mention that I appreciated all your kind words and get well wishes after my bee sting adventure last week. I seem to be mostly back to normal now with just a little bit of redness still around the bite…I’m still looking out for that bee, however!
What are YOU doing today? Whatever it is, I hope it involves a great book!