Last week I noticed a trend in the books I read; each and every one of them included a main character who rebelled against what was expected of her by society and instead sought out their own wants & desires. These books included In My Father’s Country by Saima Wahab, I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits and The Testament of Jessie Lamb by Jane Rogers. My decision reading material made me think: do we seek out books that resemble our own lives or seek books that give us access to a world we don’t have? That’s not to say I feel I’m stuck in a life life imposed on me by society, but I do appreciate reading uplifting/life-altering books especially when my life seems to be a little crazy!
And crazy it is! We’ve had a whirl-wind of a weekend. I went on a field trip to the National Zoo with my youngest son’s first grade class on Friday. Yesterday, my oldest son’s Boy Scout troop constructed a pond and did some landscaping for a local elementary school, my youngest son had soccer, then a closing campfire for his cub scout troop. Needless to say I’m a bit exhausted.
Also, I’m continuing to plan for my trip to NYC for BEA. If you are a Book Blogger and want to be added to the Book Blogger Contact list, check out this post & sign up. Also, while at BEA I will be on a BEA Blogger Con panel on demystifying the book blogger/publisher relationship. I’d love to hear if you have any questions you ‘d like answered!
So that wraps up my crazy week for me! I’m heading to my indie bookstore today for some serious relaxation time and then will hopefully get in some patio reading time.
How was your week? Get a lot of reading time in?