How is it possible that it is already May?!
This past month I read Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani. So many people have raved about this book (the first in a series), but it was REALLY hard for me to get into – maybe because I only read a few pages a night for the first weeks of April. Finally, when I went to Snap, I buckled down and read a good chunk. I finished it last night. I liked it okay, but not nearly as much as The Shoemaker’s Wife. Honestly, I think if you start with Trigiani’s Shoemaker’s Wife, you compare all her books to that one and none of them live up to it. At least that is what I’m finding.
I don’t think I’ll read the other books in the Stone Gap series. It’s one of the few books that I think would be better as a movie than a book.
I am thankful that this month is hopefully going to be a bit more relaxing and that I might find more time to read. I am also going to start tackling my library of eBooks on my iPad. eBooks are so easy to read because they are on a portable device. I definitely think they will help me achieve my reading goal. (My friend Laura wrote this week about how her Kindle is helping her to read more- and she’s giving one away!)
Speaking of eBooks, did you check out the insane eBook sale this week – 97 titles for $29.97?! I am SOOOO excited about a bunch of the titles. Don’t let the number overwhelm you – 97 books is a lot isn’t it? I figure, even if you only have interest in 30 of them, that’s still just $1 a book. Taking time to read is one of the best self-care methods I do for myself. If you enjoy reading too, this is a sale you shouldn’t miss. (Sale ends Saturday)
How is your 2013 reading going?
Books read to date:
- Big Stone Gap (April)
- Life After Art: What You Forgot About Life and Faith Since You Left the Art Room (March)
- Sparkly Green Earrings: Catching the Light at Every Turn (March)
- Real. Life. Photography (February)
- Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home (January)
- Lucia, Lucia (January)
- Mommy Grace: Erasing Your Mommy Guilt (January)
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