May 5, 2013
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This weekend, my husband and I are celebrating ten years of marriage. We are having a wonderful, relaxing couple of days together doing only what we want to do. Yesterday we spent a bit of time in the afternoon shopping for bicycles. I am really excited about my new bike which is a Cannondale hybrid. We’re looking forward to getting out on some of the trails this summer as well as just being able to ride around the neighborhood.
As far as reading goes, I posted two five star reviews this week. I talked about The Round House last week, and the more I think about this book, the more I love it (read my review). I have come to expect awesomeness from Louise Erdrich, and so far I have not been disappointed.
As promised, my review of And The Mountains Echoed went up on May 1st. I hope we don’t have to wait six more years for Hosseini’s next novel. He is such an amazing story teller, and I love his characters in this latest effort. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing this book on the end of the year “bests” lists this year. I know it will be on my short list!
This week I finished reading A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Maara and I’ll be posting my review of that novel on May 7th as part of a TLC Book Tour. This was a beautifully written debut…and another five star book for me, making April one of the best months of reading so far this year. I hope you’ll come back Tuesday to read more of what I thought about the book and to enter the giveaway I’ll be posting.
My current read is also for a TLC Book Tour this month (May 14th). In the Garden of Stone by Susan Tekulve is set in West Virginia beginning in 1924 and is a multi-generational novel. I’m about 100 pages into the book and enjoying Tekulve’s writing. She is able to create a sense of place which is very strong, and her prose feels dreamy at times. I have a feeling this is going to be a satisfying read for me.
I have some fantastic books on my stack for the rest of this month which include:
- Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
- The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell
- River of Dust by Virginia Pye
- Swimming to Elba by Silvia Avallone
- The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
- Above All Things by Tanis Rideout
- Tuesday’s Gone by Nicci French
Have you read any of these books? Are you planning to read any? Do you think I’ll manage to get through that whole stack by the end of the month????
Today is gorgeous here in Northern California, and I will most certainly be out pedaling my new bike at some point. But I also hope to find some time to camp out on my front porch with a glass of lemonade and a great book. How about you? What is on your agenda for today?