Weekend reads and reading this weekend...
This weekend I'm reading The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell, a charming novel about the only living descendant of the Brontës.
Samantha, in her 20s, is at Oxford to study postmodern literature when she gets sucked into exploring her family's famous past. Sam is snarky and funny, and I'm having a little vicarious escape imagining myself studying at Oxford. (This book also has me pondering genre and publishing trends; I'm curious as to why this book isn't considered New Adult since it seems to have all the hallmarks of the genre. Anyway...)
I'm off to New York City tomorrow to meet up with my brother, who is there for a few days for work. We're hoping to get to a few toddler-friendly sites there -- maybe the zoo and the Brooklyn Children's Museum -- and I'm sure we'll work one literary stop in as well. If you have any recommendations for kid-friendly stops and/or great restaurants, let me know!
What are you reading this weekend?