On this beautiful spring day, I look back on my last post and remember how cold it was outside. I couldn’t wait to get home to read under a comforter and build a fire. (actually, flip the switch.) Since that time, I have been reading quite a bit. Being a bookseller, I am lucky enough to get a free box of books once a month. We call it the Christmas box. My staff and I are like kids that can’t wait to see what’s inside. We fight for what books we want to take and read before the rest of the public. I have picked five books, and all of them have been good. They will definately be books I will have in the store and recommend.
These books will be released starting in June: Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo (mystery/detective), Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte by Syrie James (historical fiction), Secrets She Left Behind by Diane Chamberlain (fiction literary), Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf (fiction literary) and Crazy for the Storm by Norman Ollstead (Biography).
I am certainly proud of myself this year. I have stuck to my New Year’s resolution. I joined a gym to help my daughter prepare for track season. She is only 15 and needed an adult to go with her. What a great opportunity. The only problem is she did not keep her end of the bargain, so not only did she not go but three times with me…she didn’t join the track team. No big deal, because I go at least 5 times a week. Not only do I workout, I read the whole time that I am there whether it is on the treadmill, elliptical or the bike. I am up to an hour! Yeah, for me and for getting my job done for work . (reading).
For the first time ever, I am re-reading a book. I have all new people in my book club this year and I decided to pick an oldie but goodie from the not-so-distant past, Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. This author is coming out with a new book in June, Angel’s Game. ( another Advanced Reader Copy aka ARC that I have read). It is exciting to have new people read one of your favorite books. I am expecting the discussion to be great. Maybe I will serve tapas for the evening of the book club since the author is Spanish.