Good morning! Right now it’s so early in the morning that the sun isn’t up yet. That hasn’t stopped the birds in my neighborhood though. They’re chirping away, not letting any of the day go to waste. I feel the same way. I’ve been up for hours now reading Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God. It’s my first time reading it and it is such a great read. I’m about 100 page in and I’ve already have many post-its marking some of my favorite passages.
The read-a-thon is less than a week away and I’m so excited! I’ve already started going through my tbr pile looking for books toread. So far my read-a-thon stack contains several graphic novels, a few novellas, and some fantasy. I’m hoping to share my pile with you guys in a few days once I’ve nailed down exactly what I plan on reading.
There’s one book that I’m thinking about adding to my tbr pile for this week: Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin. It’s the story of a mom who goes missing after getting pulled away from her husband in a busy Seoul train station and her family’s search for her. The story is told from the viewpoints of her adult children and herself. I’ve read an excerpt of the first chapter last night and it was amazing! It’s Shin’s first book to be translated into English. I hope her other books will become available in English soon. Please Look After Mom‘s publication date isn’t until Tuesday so I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of it. Though my shelves are stack with unread books, I think this is a purchase I need to make!
Speaking of TBR piles and unread books, if you participated in the TBR Dare, how did you do? My goal was to read 25 books off my shelves. If I didn’t make it to 25, I would have to donate the difference. I made it to 19 and I’ve given away more than 20 books so I’m happy.
Now I’m off to continue Their Eyes Were Watching God. What are you reading today?