Weekend Reading: What Books Are You Into Right Now?

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What is it about a Saturday or Sunday afternoon that makes reading so much more enjoyable than during the week?

Lately I’ve realized I’m infinitely more productive during the weekends than during the week, in partial because I feel like I’m on my own schedule. There’s no rush to answer emails, messages from coworkers, or the need to keep up with what’s happening on social media. The weekdays have a certain frenzy to them that can be overwhelming but on the weekends it’s just me and whatever whims I decide to entertain – those whims mostly being indulging in an extra cup of coffee and a good book.

Last month I joined The Rumpus Book Club where you can get an unreleased book mailed to you once a month for $25 and a chance to chat with the author at the end of the month + discussions about the book with other club members. I never really thought of myself as the book club type (is there a book club type???) but any chance where I can get my hands on some unreleased book action AND the ability to chat up the author up is an automatic YES for me.

So this month I’ll be reading their May’s selection Haints Stay by Colin Winnette after I finish Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt. Other books on my reading list this month include: Gravity: A Life In Rock and Roll by Lisa Robinson, Call Me Home by Megan Kruse, along with (hopefully) finishing Werner Herzog: A Guide For The Perplexed.

Do you ever wish you could hurry up and finish one book so you can get on to the next but at the same time you also feel guilty for feeling that way about your book because you’re genuinely enjoying it? That’s where I’m at right now.

Tell The Wolves I’m Home is a great debut by Brunt and the story about an adolescent girl growing up in the 80s and losing her uncle, the only person that understands her, to AIDS is a beautiful and bittersweet story. I’m about half way through and I WANT to finish it but I also want to get started on my other books. I could read a couple of books at once but I really don’t like to. It’s like having children (I assume). Everyone deserves to get their own turn and personal attention. Fingers crossed I finish the book by tonight and can start on Haints Stay this week.

What are you reading right now that you’re absolutely obsessed with or feeling kinda meh about? When’s your favorite time to read? TC mark

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