I was so glad to see a call put out for a #flashreadathon this weekend—it was much needed. Between a stack of library books and some great bookmail, I had a ton of books eyeballing me and waiting to be read. I was able to finish up:
- Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
- The Perfection of the Paper Clip by James Ward
- The Blue Girl by Laurie Foos
I also spent some time reading The Last Pilot by Benjamin Johncock, which is wonderful, but also incredibly heartbreaking. And I’m just about to start Jonathan Evison’s This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! I absolutely loved The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, so I’m ridiculously excited about this.
The reading was also a good escape after the heartbreaking news of the shooting in Charleston last week, but I do think it’s important to keep talking about it. If you’re a person who turns to books in times like these, I can’t recommend Claudia Rankine’s Citizen enough.