According to my Instagram feed, the book of the moment is The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. Somebody new uploads a photo of the massive novel every day, or so it seems.
Truthfully, I’m intimidated by its length — 784 pages is a long book. Plus, it seems to be getting mixed reviews from readers. Have you read it yet? What did you think?
The last book I read — or rather, attempted to read — was the new Bridget Jones title. I wanted something easy and breezy to take on our babymoon, so I downloaded it onto an old Kindle I borrowed from my mom. (The Kindle is so much lighter and more comfortable to hold while reading than our iPad 2.)
I got about two-thirds the way through Mad About the Boy while we were in St. Thomas but just haven’t had the motivation to finish it. Partly because it wasn’t as enjoyable as the two previous Bridget Jones books, and partly because I don’t
have make time to read on a regular basis.
Despite routinely checking out books from the library, I return most of them unread. Eleanor & Park was the last library book I actually started and finished, but that was months ago! For weeks, The Gifts of Imperfection and The Interestings have been sitting on my coffee table waiting to be read. (And — oops! — The Gifts of Imperfection was due on February 1st!)
When Levi was born, I read Tina Fey’s Bossypants while he was nursing, mostly during his night feedings. As long as I have my mom’s Kindle, I may as well download some books to read while breastfeeding the new baby. What are you reading? Do you have any suggestions for quick, fun reads that don’t require a lot of brain power?