Better late than never, right? I've already been to church and had a walk, and thought I'd try to bang out a quick update of my week before we have to leave to take my daughter to SAT class. Taking note of my stress level, my husband has silently made this Sunday SAT thing a good excuse for the two of us to have a weekly brunch together, walk around doing window shopping and taking deep breaths.
I won't go into detail of my week. You don't really need to hear about it. I will say that I've been working on pulling myself together, and that really friends, Xanax and Tana French are all I need. (Having visions of Steve Martin in The Jerk! LOL). In an act of pure charity, when I expressed a mood that wasn't conducive to book club this week, a small group of friends whisked me out for a more intimate setting of drinks and talking. This stuff is good for the soul.
So Tana French. I knocked out her latest release "The Secret Place" on audio this week. While I don't think it was her best work, even then it is better than almost anything else out there. Psychologically twisted, clever and finely-wrought dialogue, and a bunch of fairly toxic girls in a boarding school? It doesn't get any better than that. And at the risk of sounding like a broken record, her audios are sheer perfection. After I finished that book, I started "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler. TBD on my opinion of this one, but is it narrated by Orlagh Cassidy, whom I love.
In print I finished "Wool" finally, and deem it to be genius. I don't care what your favorite genre is, you are going to love this one. And there is more to come, with two more installments plus a buttload of fan fiction too I hear. I am now about a quarter of the way through "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel. This book was just nominated for the National Book Award and I couldn't be prouder of this little whisp of a girl who writes in a big way.
Hope you all have a pleasant Sunday. Make sure you let me know if you have anything awesome going on your nightstand!!!