This weekend turned into sort of a reading weekend. Have you ever had one of those? Whether or not you intend to, you end up burying yourself in a book (or books) and losing the better part of at least a day. That was me this weekend. I lost most of Saturday and some of Sunday evening to books.
We started Saturday intending to hike, but we got a late start and it turned out to be too hot to be out exerting ourselves. I settled down with a book mid-afternoon after we’d gotten home and I’d had a shower. The book I was reading was one that I’d picked up on a whim the night before at the local independent bookstore: Happily Ever After by Elizabeth Maxwell. It’s a story about a writer whose characters suddenly show up in real life. She’s a local author, and the book sounded cute, so I grabbed it. I read the first few chapters in line for Guardians of the Galaxy, and I picked it up again after the aborted hike.
A couple of hours later I was finished with it, and I decided to go on to an advance copy that I’ve had a few weeks: Some Assembly Required by Arin Andrews, the memoir of a transgender teenager. That one was really interesting, and I finished it before I went to bed that night. Yes, I went to bed at 1am… as the saying goes, I don’t have insomnia, I have a good book and an insufficient regard for tomorrow.
Sunday I jumped back into a library book that I had started: The King’s Rose by Alisa M. Libby. It’s a teen historical novel about Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII. I had started it earlier last week and put it aside for some books that I had gotten as review copies. As it was, I finished it before bed on Sunday (at the much more reasonable hour of 10:30pm).
And now it’s a new week and I’m starting Earth Awakens by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston.