Hello! How has your week been? I can’t believe that it’s already the second Sunday of March, though I’m sure that most of you are joyful that we’re swiftly moving toward warmer weather.
This week has been a heck of a good one for reading for me. I finished Frog Music by Emma Donoghue, Rainbow Rowell’s Landline, made progress on The Leopard, and am deep into The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking by Olivia Laing. This book is beautiful and absorbing and I can’t wait to write about it further when I finish, though I don’t really want it to end.
Yesterday I realized that my first Big Book Discussion meeting at the library is quickly approaching and I have only read about 10 pages of Bleak House. So, next week my reading really must focus on reading the first third of this tome. I’ve had a few people express interest in attending the discussion – I hope they do actually read and show up at the end of March.
On Thursday, I was excited to see the longlist for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction announced. Of the twenty titles I have read two – The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri and The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. I have a dream of one day reading all the titles on the longlist, but this year won’t be the one. A few of the books aren’t even available in the US or won’t even be published here until after the winner is chosen. I was glad to see that most of the titles that are available here are checked out at my library and are being read. Do you pay attention to this award at all?
I wish you all a wonderful Sunday!