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Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you had great week and a fun, restful weekend. Mine was busy, starting out with a haircut and color and a pedicure on Saturday. Later that evening I went out with a friend and we saw Rocketman, the biographical musical about Elton John. It was very good and of course the music top notch. Sunday morning I had the enviable job of putting make-up on my 3 1/2 year old granddaughter. She’s in her first dance recital next weekend, but they had a “dress rehearsal” and her mom is out of town, so I went along to help. It was wild! The afternoon I spent at our local minor league baseball team’s game with a big group on a “party deck,” To be honest, I don’t care much about the game. I go for the socializing! All that is why I got very little reading done over the weekend, but hopefully I’ll find more time this week.
Last Week’s Reads
- I finished One Night in Georgia by Celeste O. Norfleet early in the week. I have a lot of competing thoughts about this one and will share them in a pair of mini-reviews later this week.
- Like most everyone else, I really enjoyed Mary Laura Philpott’s essays in I Miss You When You Blink. I have a plan for a mini-review on this book, but it won’t be for a while because I still need to get to a book I want to pair with it. So, eventually!
- I hadn’t planned on reading Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner right now. Because it’s long and I have a lot of June books, I thought I’d save if for July when my life is slower, but it was already on my Kindle and I thought I’d just skim the first chapter and then I just didn’t want to stop. I only have about 10% left and can already say that I really liked this one. I might get to a review by Thursday!
- I’m listening to City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert and it’s been a surprise to me in that I’m not as excited by it as some of my closest reading sources were. I at first found it a little campy, and kind of vapid, but as I’ve gotten further and further in, I’ve liked it more. I found myself thinking about it last night and feeling eager to get back to it, so obviously it’s gotten much better for me.
Likely to Read Next
- Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner made an appearance here last week and this week I truly am going to start it!
- I have five books that I’m super excited about coming out on June 25th. How Could She by Lauren Mechling is just one of them. I will likely turn to it first for no other reason that it’s one of the shorter ones. Both books I’m reading now are long, so I feel like I need to squeeze in a couple shorter books before I jump into another long one. How Could She tells the story of three old friends navigating the rigors of life and their shifting relationships in NYC. It sounds like a fun one to me.
I hope you have a great week in books!
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