A few things to share today.
Last week was another week of time spent on airplanes so I was able to read two books. 39 and 40 down…home stretch to 50!
The Other Life by Ellen Meister is the story of happily married Quinn. She has a young son and is pregnant with another child. Her life is quickly turned upside down when she finds out that the baby she is carrying has a serious medical issue. The book has The Time Travelers Wife feel to it. Switching between realities. Quinn has the ability to squeeze through space (it starts with a crack in her basement wall) and switch lives. She enters the abyss and is then back with her former boyfriend – she’s not pregnant, she’s unmarried, and her mother is still alive.
It was a very gripping story and is an interesting look at What would you do? Stay or go?
I’m really behind the times here but I am finally reading The Hunger Games trilogy. My niece and I saw the movie when it came out and I was in the dark – I hadn’t read the books and didn’t know much about the story line. The movie was stressful! I knew what I was getting into as I started to read The Hunger Games by Susan Collins. The book was even better than the movie and I felt like my pulse kept going up and up as I continued to read. I’m well into Catching Fire and may try to finish the trilogy this week. I don’t know if I can take that much stress condensed into two more books!
Random running tip for the day – if you are running in the dark, get a headlamp. I rarely run outside in the evening but it was about 55 degrees last night after work and I had to take advantage of the warm air. I put on my trusty headlamp and hit the path. If bikers can sport flashing lights, so can runners. At one point waiting at a crosswalk, a guy told me I looked like a light house (the lamp was on ‘flash’). I told him I felt like I was on The Amazing Race.
And finally, I was wide awake at 3am. Kostas sleeps like he’s a person – he’s supposed to stay on the brown dog blanket. His stinky paws were in my face.
Do you have a headlamp? What do you use it for? Are you a Hunger Games fan?
Are you on Goodreads? I am – let’s connect. My mom joined on Saturday – my niece was explaining the App to her and I summed it up by saying it’s like Facebook for really smart people.