It really is a happy Monday this time around—things are falling into place house-wise and it looks like we’ll be on the move at the start of the New Year. Unless anything disastrous, that means we’ll be spending the holidays packing and tying up loose ends, but I’m so ready to get going that I’m not even bothered.
I’m still less than a third through Sarah Helm’s Ravensbruck, but it’s really incredible. The story is just so dense (and the book is so heavy!) that my reading spurts end up being much shorter than usual. I also started and finished Part of Our Lives by Wayne A. Wiegand this week, which was actually pretty great to pair with the weightiness of Ravensbruck. While it’s not necessarily a light book, its focus on the feel-good value of public libraries was a good pick me up. Now I’m on to Beauty Is a Wound by Eka Kurniawan in a last ditch effort to get to a few novels I really want to read before the end of the year. I started this one a few months ago, but set it down when things got a little hectic and I couldn’t give it the attention it deserved. I’ve heard it’s amazing, thought, so I’m hoping I can dig in over Thanksgiving.