As is, spring looks like it might, you know, SPRING! I’ve been offline, hanging out with my fam-a-lam, ignoring the tech for the most part, and genuinely not feeling bad about it. I’ve been reading a lot, too.
One of my secret resolutions this year was to read books I wouldn’t ordinarily pick up or read. Guess what? I’ve loved every book I’ve read so far this year. The next step might be to ignore the blurbs altogether and just plunge head-first into the books. Crazy!
A Slice of The Moon, My Life Next Door, The Glittering Art of Falling Apart, Elemental, Song of The Skylark and all three books from the Land of the Long White Cloud series have been read so far – none of these would have made my usual reading list and I am so glad I took a chance on all of them. I’m also pretty darn lucky I work for a magazine and we get advance copies of most books! I’m currently reading an advance copy of The Square Root of Summer. I’ve discovered I quite like YA fiction.
So now I’m paying it forward – out of necessity and kindness. We simply don’t have the space in our shoe box flat to store books, so it’s Kindle or out. I have been wrapping these books up once I’ve read them, and they’re heading across the world to new owners, with a little note to say why I think they might like ’em. I may get it wrong, but hopefully they’ll know someone who’s a better fit, and the book will go on.
Have you read any great books this year? Books that made you laugh, or cry, or just go “Hell yeah!”. Anything I should add to my list?