Two months since I’ve blogged! Where to start? I have excuses for being absent so long. I started a new position in November, and I’m working in eBooks now. The timing couldn’t have been better. It’s all very busy and exciting and challenging, and that’s good. Very good. But, for the first time in a long time I’m coming home at the end of the day and I’m pretty spent. I’ve been trying to use every spare moment to spend quality time with the kids, and I don’t have much left after that. I’ve managed to read a little, but nothing like I was reading this time last year.
The best thing I’ve read so far this year is Jennifer Egan’s A Visit From the Goon Squad. It was on many best of 2010 lists, and for good reason. It’s smart and alive, and a breath of fresh air. Egan is a fantastic storyteller (even the narrative written in PowerPoint works!). Highly recommend.
I’m also really happy with this year’s New Face of Fiction titles. I’ve finished all three now, and they are terrific. My favourite is Jamie Zeppa’s Everytime We Say Goodbye. It actually made me cry (in a good way) and a book hasn’t moved me so much in a very long time. It’s on sale on March 8. You’re in for a treat!
What books are rocking your worlds these days?