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A library haul after months | Notes from my Reading

Despite so much going on over here between work, house projects, yard work, and just daily living challenges in this pandemic era, I've been able to squeeze in time to read as well, which I'm thankful for, because the news has been abysmal these past few weeks for various reasons and I'm continually worrying about where humanity is headed, even more so than I did before.

A library haul after months...My biggest highlight in books this past week was that the library opened for holds pickup. I'd been checking their website every week to find if next week was going to be the week it opened. So when the notice finally came through last week, I was beyond thrilled. I was also very unsure what books to request from the library since I had gotten very used to reading online. Still, I had a few requested when they called me to schedule a one-hour window for pickup. I did request a ton of books after that though, so I expect a bigger bag this week. 

Some of these are books to rea…

Thaw Blogsplash: Thaw by Fiona Robyn


A couple of days ago, I mentioned that I am interested in books focusing on a woman's struggle with her depression or mental breakdown. Katrina recommended Thaw to me, and I found myself captivated by the blurb on the book's description.

Here is the book summary: Ruth is thirty two years old and doesn't know if she wants to be thirty three. Her meticulously-ordered lonely life as a microbiologist is starved of pleasure and devoid of meaning. She decides to give herself three months to decide whether or not to end her life, and we read her daily diary as she struggles to make sense of her past and grapples with the pain of the present. "Thaw" explores what makes any of our lives worth living. Can Red, the eccentric Russian artist Ruth commissions to paint her portrait, find a way to warm her frozen heart?

Sounds interesting, right? Well, if you like it, here is something exciting. Fiona Robyn, author of Thaw, is organizing a Thaw Blogsplash, from March 1, 2010, when she will start blogging the entire book here. Fiona is interested in having as many bloggers as possible participate in it, so if you would like to be a part of this, check out this site. Don't forget to sign-up!

Comments

Marce said…
I am part of the blogsplash too, the book sounds captivating doesn't it.
Athira said…
MarceJ, I agree!!