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I kicked this week off by sampling a bunch of March books to help me settle on my next read. I tried As Close to Us As Breathing by Elizabeth Poliner and High Dive by Jonathan Lee before settling on my The Throwback Special by Chris Bachelder. This is not to say that I won’t go back to the other two, though.
I also started online defensive driving school last week (my punishment for a recent speeding ticket), which will be cutting into my reading time next week. It’s 6 hours of online course work and the DMV doesn’t realize how effective a deterrent having to do this during my free time (i.e. reading time) really is!
I finished reading…
The Never Open Desert Diner by James Anderson (March 22, 2016)
This one was sadly pretty forgettable…except for the ending, which I wish I could forget. Mini review to come.
The Throwback Special by Chris Bachelder (March 14, 2016)
This short novel about a group of middle aged dudes who gather every year to reenact the famous 1985 NFL play where Lawrence Taylor broke Joe Theismann’s leg (and ended his career) has been such a fantastic surprise for me. Here’s a hint: it’s about much more than dudes weirdly reenacting an old football play. Mini review to come.
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I’m currently reading…
Girls & Sex by Peggy Orenstein (March 29, 2016)
Still working my way through this one. And it’s got me thinking about how to talk to my kids about sex when the time comes (which, thankfully, is a long way off for me!).
Upcoming reading plans…
The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney (March 22, 2016)
This debut novel “about four adult siblings and the fate of the shared inheritance” (Goodreads) is getting a lot of buzz and hits my dysfunctional families hot button.
Sunday’s on the Phone to Monday by Christine Reilly (April 5, 2016)
This debut novel about an eccentric family dealing with tragedy in 1990’s New York hits some of my reading hot buttons.