Today’s project – find a few moments to read.
This week has been crazy – juggling work, the blog, exercise and getting the house ready for my fiance’s birthday tomorrow night – that I’ve hardly had a moment to read.
I’m currently reading a fabulous book – The Antagonist by Lynn Coady – a 2011 Giller Prize Finalist (click here to read an excerpt). My mom introduced me to Coady last year with a a copy of Strange Heaven (1998). Coady has 3 other books that I look forward to reading.
In addition to the Antagonist I have a ‘books to read’ pile next to my bed – mostly recent Christmas presents. The most anticipated book in this pile is the Sisters Brothers, also a 2011 Giller Prize Finalist.
Before I end this post, I want to thank my mom for all of the books she has given me and recommended I read over the years. She has influenced my reading more than anyone and has introduced me to most of my favorite books / authors – when all I wanted for Christmas was Babysitter Club books she gave me Mathilda and the BFG by Roald Dahl – thanks mom for keeping me on track!