What a lazy, decadent Friday this was! I confess that I didn’t get out of my pajamas the entire day. It was the perfect first day of the 2010 Thankfully Reading Weekend – gray and gloomy skies, kids at the grandparents’ house for the weekend, dinner from the crockpot (Tamale Pie).
And believe it or not, I actually started and finished an entire book! A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass was a great selection for this read-a-thon. I found the writing to be well-done and well-paced, I connected with all the characters, and the theme of feeling different from one’s classmates is one that I could definitely relate to. Before reading A Mango-Shaped Space, I’d only heard of synthesia through reading reviews of this young adult novel, and in that respect the novel was incredibly interesting.
I’m not sure what I will read next. I have a few more young adult/coming of age novels due back to the library soon (Twenty Boy Summer, Saving Sky, Weeping Underwater Looks a Lot Like Laughter) but I usually don’t like reading so much YA back-to-back. Then again, knocking these books off will put me within sight of actually finishing the YA challenge this year … and help in reducing the number of library books I have checked out.
I’ve also been catching up on blogs (am loving that my Google Reader isn’t as stuffed as usual!), and The Husband and I watched four episodes of “Rescue Me” this evening. We’re still on Season 5 and with 7 more episodes to go, we might have another Tommy Gavin marathon tomorrow.
For now, I think I might curl up with some more of Alice Munro’s short stories from Too Much Happiness … which this blissful weekend is delivering ten-fold.
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