I'm still reading The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich and still enjoying it as much as last week. It's a collection of 36 stories; this week I've read eight more, bringing my total to 19. There are several of this week's reads that I know will stay with me, namely "Fuck With Kayla and You Die" and "The Bingo Van."
I finished listening to Wally Lamb's debut novel, She's Come Undone on audio (here's my review). Gave it 5 stars out of 5 and loved everything about it.
This week the kids and I will continue with the Summer Reading Club program and I'm hoping to finish The Red Convertible. I'm not sure what's on tap for my next audiobook because I bought a new car on Saturday! (And it happens to be red, although not a convertible.) My trade-in, a 2002 Dodge Caravan, is slightly more evolved than the Flintstones' car, but lacks amenities like power locks, power windows, and a CD player. The new car has these newfangled bells and whistles (and more). One of the first places I will driving it on Monday will be to the library for some audiobooks on CD! Only being able to listen to audiobooks on cassette tends to limit one's options in that regard, so I'm looking forward to more possibilities. We're only allowed to have 10 audios out at a time, so I'll try to restrain myself.
Some of the goodies I got at the library during a rare visit (without kids) this week:
An Abundance of Katherines - by John Green
Looking for Alaska - by John Green
Delicate Edible Birds and Other Stories - by Lauren Groff
Making It All Work - by David Allen (I love David Allen)
The Life You Longed For - by Maribeth Fischer
The Summer Guest - by Justin Cronin (He was my instructor in a grad school writing class!)
The Dumbest Generation: How The Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future - by Mark Bauerlein.
Happy reading, everyone!