I just finished an excellent book, “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett. I could not put it down. Here is a review.
The review talks briefly about Patchett’s nonfiction book, “Truth and Beauty,” which I loved. I would recommend reading that, and then following it with Lucy Grealy’s “Autobiography of a Face.” It’s fascinating to read about a friendship from two different sides.
In other book news, I have recently started reading the No Charge Book Bunch blog. And I am hooked. I blame this blog for the insane list of books I now have on hold at the library. There will never be enough time for me to read all the books I want to read. It’s depressing.
Speaking of books, Jack’s 3rd birthday is coming up. We are going to get him a Strider bike, and some books. I’m open to suggestion for good pre-school books.
In running news, things are going OK. I ran 15 easy on Sunday, and had about 35 for the week. I ended up with an extra day off by accident. This week, I need to be closer to 40 for sure, with a long run around 18 this weekend. Last night I dreamt I was running the marathon, but I started late and stopped in the middle to get my hair cut. I guess that shows how seriously (or not) I am taking my training this time around. I’ll get there, somehow.