What are you currently reading?
I'm finishing up Carlos Ruiz Zafon's The Angel's Game. It's a little meandering. The crux of the story doesn't really begin until about page 200, but with Zafon's engaging writing style, storytelling skills, and references to literature and writing, I am enjoying it.
I have to mention Stewart O'Nan's Emily, Alone here. I finished it about a week or two ago and I fell in love. The story will probably sound boring, but trust me; it is poetic and poignant. I promise. It's the story of an old widow who has few friends left in this world and whose adult children lead their own lives and are too preoccupied to give Emily much mind. Emily lives with her dog and has to fend for herself through a Pittsburgh winter; buying a new car, dealing with the changing city around her, reviewing funerals - of which, at her age, there are many, and other "adventures." The beauty of this novel is in the simplicity and the truth. Never before have I read a book so lovely.
What do you think you’ll read next?
I have a large stack from the library that I must get through. This includes The Age of Miracles, Canada, A Surrey State of Affairs, and about four more. Then I also have Friendfluence: The Surprising Way Friends Make Us Who We Are that I received and will review. I think it sounds fascinating and seems very timely given the period of life I'm in. Y'know, that decade out of college, married and approaching childitude. (That would be the word I just now created meaning: the situation of having a child, or many.)