When I finished all my essays and exams at the beginning of June, I thought that I was going to be going on a reading spree over the Summer, even with my work and everything. I received Josh Ritter’s book in the post at last, it must have come when I was away at Foo Fighters. It was then that I realised that I have three books that I am in the middle of at the minute, and the large Deathly Hallows that needs to be read before I see the film which is out on the 15th July. This makes five books altogether ! I am so keen to get started on the long-awaited ‘Bright’s Passage’ by my beloved Josh Ritter. But I would love to get all my other books cleared up first.
Firstly I began reading It Sucked and then I Cried – Heather Armstrong a.k.a Dooce from Dooce.com. “How I had a baby, a breakdown and a much-needed margarita” I love her blog, and it’s written in the exact same style. It’s funny and honest, and I’m on page 177. I think I could read it quite quickly if I applied myself. I do worry I shouldn’t read anything about post-natal depression though, because I’ve always worried that I will be prone to this. I don’t want to put myself off having babies even more than being the eldest of 8 already has…!
Then I began reading Jessie ❤ NYC – Keris Stainton I follow Keris on Twitter and her blog and I feel like I know her now. I have been looking forward to this book and I really feel both Jessie and Keris’ love of New York. I think New York is to Jessie as letter writing is to me. It’s funny and realistic and is looking great from page 116 ! I couldn’t take it to London because I was afraid to add ANY more weight to my hand luggage for the journey over. But I want to delve in again soon!
On the way back from Stansted I called into WH Smith for something to read and When God was a Rabbit – Sarah Winman caught my eye. I’m glad I bought it, I read 83 pages on the short flight back, and the language swept me away from the first lines. “I divide my life into two parts, not really a Before and After, more as if they are bookends, holding together flaccid years of empty musings, year of the late adolescent or thetwentysomething whose coat of adulthood simply does not fit.”
As I said, I really want to read the final Harry Potter book again before I see the last film and let go forever. I’ve only read this book once, when it came out in 2007 and I’m keen to refresh myself. I don’t want Bright’s Passage to be waiting too long, either. Though I am nervous that it is going to completely attack God. Josh seems to hate a God that he isn’t sure exists and this makes me a bit sad, as I try to believe against all the odds. And I really admire Josh Ritter, as you all know.
The internet, full-time work and wanting to see the boyfriend who I had minimum time with throughout the year are all to blame for my slow reading. I need to make more time for it. Twitter needs to stop distracting me so much!