This weekend caught me feeling in a funk, so I kind of holed myself up and had a little mini-readathon on my own. I grabbed a bunch of short books from my shelves, arranged some snacks and camped out on the couch for a good while. That Thing You Do With Your Mouth by Samantha Matthews and David Shields was super quick, so it acted as a good spark to get me going on Haints Stay by Colin Winnette and The Book of Aron by Jim Shepard. Hanging out at home alone and generally avoiding the internet helped me breeze through those and even get a good start on reading Pamela Newkirk’s Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga.
Here’s hoping things look up a little this week so I can enjoy the nice weather and holiday.