As life takes unexpected turns, so do plans for reading. This week the two intersected as I began a part-time job at a local independent bookstore (more on that in another post) and am being introduced to books of which I have never heard.
Aside: Ironically, I joined a Ban on Spending Book Challenge at J. Kaye’s Book Blog a few weeks ago where I need to read so many books– 31 to be exact– before I can buy any more books. The literary gods are laughing.
Back on track: Last week I needed a diversion from my working my way through Great Expectations. It came unexpectedly when a friend at the library recommended a book to me. The book was Right as Rain by George P. Pellecanos. I have read it and will have a review coming later in the week.
Today, I had planned to continue Great Expectations while at my parents, who are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary (tomorrow, but we’re celebrating today with a picnic). I am within 150 pages or so of the end, I believe, and also brought Seabiscuit to read.
However, this time, God– not the literary gods, but the Lord R. God Himself, Jehovah-jireh (Jehovah will provide)– intervened as my mother told me that she was finished with a book I had let her borrow back in April: Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy by Donald P. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt and David Weaver-Zercher.
So now I’ll probably start on that today in between NASCAR, meat and potatoes (yes, our family is sort of redneckish, for example, my sister has a blog called Boondock Ramblings), and watching our nephew run himself around the yard crazy (let’s just hope he stays outside– kidding, Lisa– my sister).
For a review of my week on my blogs, including this one, as well as a linklovefest to some other blogs I enjoyed reading this week, check out my previous post here.