Oh man has September been a ginormous asshole. If you’ve been following me on Facebook or Twitter, you know that between transitioning back to teaching in a real school, surviving a hurricane and its effects, and my natural state of having depression, the past four weeks have been a very tough struggle. The angry angel community stepped up though and with kind words, support – both financial and emotional, and encouragement, helped me get through to this lovely Friday evening. Things aren’t back to 100%, but they seem to be on the upswing.
I took stock of my reading plans today and realized that I had a HUGE backlog of advanced reader copies and books I have actually purchased for myself, so while I’m waiting for the 4 books that are on my holds list at the library I’m going to catch up on these. This weekend I’ll be reading:
Out October 3rd, Jennifer Egan’s new book is touted as highly anticipated. Her last book published in 2010, A Visit From The Goon Squad, was loved by her readers and had rave reviews from my nemesis, The New York Times Book Review. It’s the story of a young woman who works on boats in the Navy during World War II and discovers why her father was murdered after the Great Depression. It seems to be a tale of struggle and self-discovery, which I am totally ready for. I haven’t read any of Egan’s work, but I had heard she was legit so I requested this from NetGalley and I got it!
I know literally nothing about this book, but the description on Edelweiss was compelling enough, and it was on enough “We’re Excited About…” lists for me to request it. Out October 3rd, and I’m starting it today! The story is told between Cambodia and Montreal, and I love reading books that take me someplace new or places that I have never been and tbh, places I may never go.
I will also be starting the next Dark Tower book this weekend and no I don’t want to talk about it. Finishing this series is a matter of honor at this point and I am kind of cranky that this is something I have to do but I AM GOING TO DO THIS.
I plan to relax, drink coffee, and read these books this weekend and it’s going to be so amazing. I can’t wait to share them with you. 🙂 Have a fantastic weekend, angels, and thank you for being here.