Happy Wednesday, book friends! It’s been a blur of a week as my chronic pain condition continues to flare outside its usual pattern.
We’ve rolled over the Daylight Savings Time change here in the US, which means it is suddenly pitch black during my post dinner walk with the dog. Thankfully, we’ve got matching Noxgear vests to keep us bright and visible on our dimly lit streets.
What else to do when it’s dark at 4:30pm but read a good book under some blankets?
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I finished Josie Silver’s upcoming One Night on the Island, which was a beautiful and heartbreaking love story as expected. My full review went up last week, if you’re curious to know more!
Audiobook wise I cranked through No Judgments, the first book in Meg Cabot’s Little Bridge Island series. It was… a weird ride, if I’m honest. The plot goes in some unexpected and kind of bonkers directions, and I’m still puzzling out how I feel about it. I think “meh” is the best descriptor.
But hey, Meg Cabot is basically a human book factory, so she’s allowed a few less than phenomenal books every now and again.
True to form I’ve already deviated from my reading plans for November. Reese’s Book Club put out the next edition of their Read Away boxes, which include a book, snack, coffee, and some skincare, as well as a scarf and silk wrap.
I’ll admit I read a lot of the picks and adore the Biossance serum they shipped out in the last box, so naturally I jumped to #treatmyself. A shiny new paperback copy of Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows arrived and I dig into it immediately.
I’m about 30 pages in to this story about a group of women coming together in what they think is an English language class, but is actually creative writing. As modern, Westernized Nikki teaches them to pen their stories, the self-appointed “moral police” set their sights on the class.
So far, I’m really enjoying it, although the font size picked for this edition feels impossibly small and difficult to read, so it’s a bit of slow going.
I’m taking a brief audiobook pause for the month since I’m out of credits and several episodes behind on my beloved Glass Cannon Podcast.
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Will I get back to my TBR or find another bookish pasture next? Only time will tell!
I think I’ll definitely get to The Santa Suit this month, at least, and finish the holiday story collection. After that, we’ll see!
What’s on your bookish horizon this month? Have you read anything great?
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