Back at it today after a successful Spring Break of both relaxing and getting things done. Other than the planned yard work, which was partially interrupted by the discovery of carpenter bees chomping on our front porch, we also did some day trips and took the first steps in finishing our dining room (ordering this stencil). Everything, except for those bees, was much needed, so Monday doesn’t feel so bad this week.
I finished up the books I started last week before the weekend rolled around, just as Emma Cline’s upcoming novel The Girls hit my mailbox. It’s not out until June, but there’s a ton of buzz swirling around it and I couldn’t resist the pull of a promising read. I have about 100 pages left to go, but it’s definitely making for a great start to April. The Girls gobbled up so much of my attention that I didn’t even choose a second read, though there are a few I’ve been eyeballing. I’ll likely pick up one of the many library books I have stacked up or an upcoming nonfiction title, perhaps The Gunning of America?