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I got extra strategic about my reading last week to prepare for this week’s Olympics! I’d planned to read Bright, Precious Days, but realized I should probably read a more serious book and save the “lighter” book for this week since my brain will be consumed by Olympics. So, I pushed Bright, Precious Days off and picked up How I Became A North Korean instead. And, I should probably say that I don’t expect to get much reading done this week with Olympics mania swirling around my brain!
Triathlon Training: My race is this coming Sunday! After a couple hard workouts early last week, I started to ease up just a bit to rest up for race day. And, this week will be very, very light. The weather forecast for Sunday is a 60% chance of rain and thunderstorms, so I’m crossing my fingers that things improve before then! I’ve never done a triathlon in the rain, so will have to figure out those logistics.
I finished reading…
The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close (July 19, 2016)
Fantastic, smartly written light read and one of my favorite summer 2016 books! My only complaint was the ending. Mini review to come.
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How I Became a North Korean by Krys Lee (August 2, 2016)
I’m glad I read this book about three escapees to the area of China bordering North Korea and their journey to try to make it to a “safe” country, but I felt a weird distance from it the whole time I was reading. I appreciate learning what it’s like for those that try to escape North Korea, but I wish there had been more of a focus on life in North Korea.
I’m currently reading…
Bright, Precious Days by Jay McInerney (August 2, 2016)
I’m only about 30% into the third book about Russell and Corrine Calloway, but I enjoy McInerney’s writing style (even if it is a bit pretentious). Now I’m just waiting to see where this story will go and what will differentiate it from the first two Calloway books.
Upcoming reading plans…
I really have no idea…any suggestions? Or, possibly one of these…
American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin (August 2, 2016)
Nonfiction about the Patty Hearst kidnapping and subsequent trial.
How was your reading week?