Friday Fun is a group post from the writers of the NHWN blog. Each week, we’ll pose and answer a different, get-to-know-us question. We hope you’ll join in by providing your answer in the comments.
QUESTION: The “To Read” list never gets shorter because we’re always adding to it. As fast as we can finish one book from the list, we’ve already added half a dozen (or more!). Whether you keep track of yours via goodreads, an Amazon wish list, or a note you scribbled on an old receipt, the “To Read” list is will always be something of a Shangri-La – always just out of reach and full of unimaginable treasures. Still, there always has to be ONE book that’s next up on the list … one treasure that will reveal itself to you sooner than the rest. Which book is that for you? Is it something you just picked up that jumped the line, or something you’ve been meaning to read for a while?
Jamie Wallace: This is actually tough to answer because from where I’m sitting at my desk and I can see about a dozen books, all vying for that next spot in line. It’s really anybody’s guess which one will come out on top. I always have a number of soon-to-be-read books at the ready, but which one ends up actually getting picked depends mostly on my mood. At the moment, the front runner is Ann Patchett’s Bel Canto, but I’m also tempted to indulge in a little fantasy and am intrigued by both Patrick Rothfuss’ The Name of the Wind and Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Boys. How wonderful to have so many choices … how tragic to have so little time!
Lisa J. Jackson: Easy one! ‘Til Dirt Do Us Part by Edith Maxwell. It just arrived from the publisher this week for me to review. I’d expected it last month, but it was a nice surprise to start the new month. (I’m so glad February is over!) I also received A Biscuit, A Casket by Liz Mugavero and Boiled Over by Barbara Ross. All 3 are cozy mysteries by New England authors that I’ve been asked to review in the next month. Such a treat.
Deborah Lee Luskin: I just down loaded two audio books for tomorrow’s drive. (I’m going to visit my 88-year old dad.) Lorrie Moore’s novel, A Gate at the Stairs, and Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories. While I’m away, I’ll have a copy of Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz with me (but not my beloved pup).
Julie Hennrikus: Scandal in Skibereen by Sheila Connolly has been waiting for me to have a moment, and I think this weekend is it. I could really use a good mystery, and I love this new Irish series of Sheila’s. I also have Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, and Moving (A Life in Boxes) by Pat Gabridge on my Kindle. Has anyone. I am not an audio book person, but I need to look at them to help me catch up–my TBR pile is very high, though mostly virtual. And P.S. Lisa, enjoy the books!