Not a very book-ish title, but what can you do? It’s raining, the summer is officially over, it’ll be a good seven months before we see the sun again, and I’m ecstatic! (Okay we may see the sun again, in small spurts, but I can handle that). Rain in the morning makes morning tea more enjoyable, allows me to eat oatmeal, allows me to ease gently into the day. It does take away my ability to knit or read while waiting for the bus, which may end up encouraging me to walk halfway to work instead, so it could be a win-some, lose-some situation, that. Rain! Huzzah!!
(I miss, briefly, New England winters. My beloved family will remind me, in the months to come, that I don’t, in fact, miss New England winters at all.)
My birthday has come and gone, and to celebrate? I bought books, of course! It required ordering, because apparently Barnes and Noble can no longer be expected to actually have books in stock. “We can order it for you.” Well, thank you, but the whole perk of having a megabookstore was, I thought, to have megabookoptions, but alas, no. So, I ordered the books I wanted via a local indy bookseller, as such places are the only places to be counted on to have books. Rows and ROWS of them, in fact, stuffed cheek by jowel on the shelves, and piled up in towers along the floor. Oh, joy, oh, rapture, oh sweet divinity! Sometimes I wonder if I could get by not living in a college town. Some days (we’ll call them game days) I desperately wonder what the heck we’re doing here, still. Heh.
What books? I bought Shadowborn and Lightborn both by Alison Sinclair. I discovered the first of the trilogy over the summer at our library. I will, at some point, buy the first book too, but for now i’ve got it out and waiting for me so I can reread it before I read the rest, and I intend to review them as I go, because I really loved the first book.
At the library today I also picked up: Alanna: The First Adventure as a read-outloud book for the dog and us. They’re short enough to not be daunting, and I adore Tamora’s books, and I’ll never get Beth to read them on her own, and so, it came home with us; Sister Wife by Diane Noble, which was unexpected. What the heck is a polytheist doing reading a fictional Mormon book? At first glance it looks like a story of a woman who travels far from everything she knows to live an unorthodox lifestyle with religion as a focus, and it doesn’t seem to matter what the clothing that tale is dressed in, I find it incredibly interesting. But then, anything that isn’t the norm, the expected, the pattern, is interesting to read about. And we discovered The Ship in the Hill and it’s a local author, wohooo! But, more importantly: viking ships! That will be coming to live with us, and soon.
That’s it for now. WiP is underway in earnest, and my reading time will be seriously cut into (nooooooooooooooooo!!) and it’s exciting and scary and wonderful. Still, going to look at and bring home stacks of books, even if I don’t get to do more than peek at them, is soothing.
What are y’all currently reading?