Hello, hi, how are ya?
We have survived another week in the trenches. And believe me, the world feels especially trench-like lately. But, I have a 3 day weekend this weekend, and day 4 is a work day with no patrons. So it's almost like a 4 day weekend where I actually have to get up on the last day.
What will I be reading since I have this luxuriously long span of time with very few commitments, you ask? Let me tell you.
You'd Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow - I've been reading this book all week, but I'm only a third through it. It's very dense. Lots of words on each page and there are 400 pages. It's good, but hard to read. It's about a girl who was injured in a car wreck that sent her brother to rehab, another boy to juvenile detention, and killed the other girl in the car. She wasn't driving, and none of it was her fault, but she has some survivor's guilt and her family has combusted because of her brothers' addiction. So yeah, it's hard to read.
Perfectly Parvin by Olivia Abtahi - I plan to start this and read it between chapters of the difficult one. It's pretty fluffy and romance-focused so it will act as a palate cleanser so I can get through the other one.
Bad Girls Never Say Die by Jennifer Mathieu - This is the retelling of The Outsiders where the characters are girls. I'm actually pretty stoked about this one, and I'm glad I can read it for the award, so I don't have to wait.
Do I think I'll get through all of these? It's possible, but unlikely. But hey, award season is almost over!!! 24 days, but who's counting.