Friday, October 25, 2019

Weekend Reads, or readathon-ing it...

Busy weekends upon us, including this one. School open houses, playdates, and birthday parties. Spending time outside, enjoying New England fall when it's not an icy, rainy deluge.

But Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon is tomorrow, and as always, I've signed up in hopes of getting some good reading in. I've a string of books more than half read, and I'd love to finish them during the readathon.

I'm hoping I'll finish up Tarot for Troubled Times, which has given me so much to chew over and freshened up my tarot practice; as well as the absolutely emotionally gripping This Is How You Lose the Time War, which I'm both listening to and reading. It's deeply romantic and wonderfully fantastic, and the language is so good that after I hear the amazing audiobook readers do a chapter or two, I go back and read them to savor. And to my surprise, I'm going to be reading Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Iconic Poet. I'm surprised because I'm not drawn to books about gardening, even if connected to literary figures, but in planning my spring planting, I decided I wanted to replicate the gardens of New England authors. This updated reissue from Timber Press includes a detailed list of Dickinson's garden but is also so readable, I raced through the first few chapters last night without realizing it. I think I might be about to become a gardening nerd.

What are your plans for this weekend? And what are you reading?


  1. Crushingly, I wasn't able to do the readathon this time! I was so sad about it but I'm hoping to definitely do the next readathon. It sounds super fun. Meanwhile, I have finished reading Lissa Evans's book Old Baggage, which was funny and sad and also cemented my feeling that Lissa Evans might not be for me, as an author. Which is good to know!

  2. Love that stack of books! I haven't participated in the Readathon for a few years now. I hope to pop back in one of these times.