Did you know today is Do Nothing But Read Day? Sounds pretty good to me, and I'd imagine to most of you too. I celebrated early, as the most productive thing I did yesterday (besides making dinner) was finish Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger and write my review. (I really liked it, although there were a few aspects that were slightly bothersome, but not enough to ruin the book for me.)
June has been an extraordinary reading month for me, with what is probably a record number of books read. (Six! The Killing of Mindi Quintana by Jeffrey A. Cohen (review here); Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism, by Alison Piepmeier (review here); While I'm Falling, by Laura Moriarty; Made for Goodness and Why This Makes All the Difference by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu; Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris; and Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger. Oh, and there was the graphic novel, The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy's Great Idea, so that's seven.)
I'm not sure how to explain the increase in reading, except for the fact that there were several short books in there and some quick reads. Also, because of our vacation coming up, I'm trying to get through as many of my library books as possible (I'm highly particular about which books accompany me on vacation). I also have a little bit more time; because I work from home now, I eat lunch by myself and usually spend that time reading. I must say, it's pretty enjoyable.
As I write this, a suggestion from The Husband just made my sluggishness evaporate: a potential trip to the bookstore is a definite possibility for this afternoon. Squeeeee!
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