Well. After reading eight books during Bout of Books, I only read one this past week (The Way Life Should Be by Christina Baker Kline, which I’ll likely finish today).
Yesterday my spouse and I volunteered at Open Books, helping catalog, fulfill, and mail prisoner book requests. They’re finally back on their feet after the flood back in April, and are having a huge book packing party tomorrow for Labor Day. (They are always in need of donations for shipping supplies, if you’d like to help.) I delivered several boxes/bags of books donated by Book-alicious Mama, River City Reading, A Reader’s Respite, and myself, and many of those titles were included in the requests we fulfilled yesterday!
My spouse enjoys reading but reads very slowly (but remembers every.single.detail.) and doesn’t have a lot of spare time to read anyhow. She was helping to select books based on the inmates’ letters, and doing a fantastic job of it. I was impressed with how well she knows books. She’s been holding out on me!
On another note, I’m almost caught up reading advance copies, and then I’m going to free-range read for a while, only requesting ARC’s I feel I absolutely cannot pass up. And HERE is why:
I had to move them from the bookshelf to my desk, and use the “panorama” shot on my phone to get all of these in the photo! Obviously, I have too many books I’ve been dying to read, keep “meaning to read,” and I’m tired of looking at them wistfully.
What book from this shelf would you read first?