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How’s was everyone’s weekend? Not long enough if you ask me. I always enjoy days with more daylight but it always takes me awhile to get used to the time change. I wish I could take a week off to enjoy a break but I’m quite busy at work and besides we won’t be going anywhere until we have our COVID-19 vaccines. My husband isn’t eligible yet but my mom and I are and unfortunately we still can’t get an appointment. But, Texas thinks it’s okay to open right up. Grr…

Anyway, let’s move on to the books. This weekend I did finish The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner. It’s a story of a woman who becomes a mail-order bride, moves to San Francisco, lots of drama and then a massive earthquake shakes the city. I had some quibbles with a few things but overall this was a book that kept me up reading because I wanted to know how it was going to end as both of the main characters are hiding secrets.

I’m still reading The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert. It is taking me forever to get through this one but I can only take some of the information in small doses. Last week I mentioned that I had started Incidents at the Rue Langier by Anita Brookner. Unfortunately, I haven’t gotten further than the first chapter. Again, I sort of blame it on the Meissner book.

Last week in honor of Women’s History month I decided to read The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.  I read this book around a spring break holiday when I was around 13 years old. I am not sure if I realized then how it was going to end but I do know that I was really touched by this book. It is probably one book that led me to a keeping a journal myself.

Finally, last night I started The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson. A thriller set in London and let me tell you, first few pages and already lots of action going on so I’m onboard.

Those are my latest reads. What about you, are you reading any old favorites, new authors, etc.?

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