I’m back in action this week and it feels pretty good. Even though it was great to be with my family last week, traveling kind of sucked up all of my energy and it took a bit of a disconnected, relaxing weekend to get it back. One perk of the (extended) travel? My flight from Chicago back to Richmond was overbooked, so I volunteered to take a voucher and hop on a later flight. Looks like someone’s flying to BEA for free this year! I had a laptop and tons of books, so the few extra hours were totally worth it.
I’m still sticking with (and even finishing) the books I pick up. Progress! I started and wrapped up Peggy Orenstein’s upcoming book Girls & Sex while I was living at the airport. It was just the kind of incredibly readable, interesting nonfiction I needed to get me through that extended time in uncomfortable chairs. Now I’m moving on to The Lonely City by Olivia Laing and a short story collection by Patrick Dacey called We’ve Already Gone This Far. I’m just turning the first few pages of both, but hoping they’ll help make March a great reading month.