This has been a long week, but I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend at home. I have no plans (yah!) and hubby is working and the boys are leaving for a mission trip. So, you know what that means. I'm going to plant myself on the front porch with a stack of books. Yes, I know what you're thinking. Couldn't you find something more productive to do? Like cleaning? Washing the car? Blah, blah, blah. Well, yes, I could do those things, and I may do a few productive things, but the vast majority of my time will be spent with my nose in a book.
I'll finish Light in August, which I'm really liking, by the way. This surprised me a little since I didn't really like As I Lay Dying. However, to be fair I did read that a very long time ago. I may need to give it another shot. Then, I must decide what to read next. There are several things on the bedside table, and there are quite a few things on the way to my house as we speak. I need to read The Chocolate War for The Year of Reading Dangerously. I also have Sea Glass to be read before the next book club meeting, but that isn't until the second Tuesday of August. Maybe I should read something from my list for the Canadian Book Challenge. Or, I could wait and read one of the new books if they're waiting for me when I get home this afternoon.
With a Barnes and Noble gift card saved from my birthday:
Consequences by Penelope Lively
The Outer Dark by Cormac McCarthy
The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
From Amazon because I had to pick up some books for my reading challenges:
Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
Humboldt's Gift by Saul Bellow
Life of Pi by by Yann Martel
The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence
It's almost always difficult for me to choose my next book because I want to read them all or I wouldn't have bought them. But, I'll make a decision some how. Hopefully, I'll have a review for Light in August on Monday, and I'll let you know what I decided on. Have a great weekend!