Good morning. For those who celebrate, happy Easter. I’m starting to think my kids are mistaking Easter for Christmas. Every Easter morning, they wake up and run into the living room to see what’s in their baskets. This is why I’ve been up since five this morning with them. At least I have coffee and books to keep me up.
Kate’s Easter Read-a-thon is still going strong. So far, I’ve finished Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell and a handful of children’s books:
- Cheetah Can’t Lose by Bob Shea
- Fireboy to the Rescue by Edward Miller
- Stella, Princess of the Sky by Marie-Louise Gay
- Because Amelia Smiled by David Ezra Stein
I’ve started listening to Esi Edugyan’s Half-Blood Blues, which was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize. The narrator, Kyle Riley, has this amazing voice that fits well with the story. I’m an hour into the story and I can’t wait to go back to it. I should listen to audio books more often.
I’m also reading Margo Lanagan’s newest book, Yellowcake. I’ve read The Brides of Rollrock Island and several of Lanagan’s short stories. Her writing always places me firmly into the story. In Brides of Rollrock Island, I could smell the sea air and feel all the magic. Now with Yellowcake, I’m getting the same feeling. I’ve read the first short story, The Point of Roses, which left me re-reading it over and over. If the last few days are any indication of what’s ahead reading-wise, then April will be a great month.
What are you reading today? Any plans for April?