Yesterday was spent trading notes with Sarge to save his hay-fevered voice. When was the last time you wrote a love note or letter?
Somewhere between note 1 and 17, I finished reading my 20th book of the year.
Recent reads have been:
The Marriage Plot – Read this in three days. The first two I was right there with it. Yesterday, not so much. I was just happy to read complex sentences again.
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1) – I read this because I have a not-so-new obsession with talked-about books. I found myself counting the times Ana mentioned her inner goddess. And then I lost it. Perhaps the best thing about reading this was appreciating Ellen’s video.
The History of Love – I lived with this book.
Hot Six (Stephanie Plum, #6) – These haven’t become boring yet. Predictable and comfortable, but not boring.
The Bees – Read this aloud, to myself. In my living-room. In honour of (inter)National (kinda) Poetry Month. And to drown out the not-so dulcet tones of my upstairs neighbour. The one who is constantly on the phone. At that infuriating level that’s loud enough to be annoying, but too muffled to be useful in my writing. Except to say it’s worse than a slow, tapping leak.
The Freedom Writers Diary – I got this because of my not-so recent obsession books on writing/books that encourage writing/books made into films. And because I was looking for something else and found this on the way. And then realised it was a book I’d wanted to read for a long time. Everybody wins.
Previous books listed here.
What have you been reading?