It occured to me this week that if I'm to read The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd in time to discuss it knowledgeably at a book club meeting on Saturday, perhaps I should purchase it.
I had noticed it at Target on Tuesday evening, but didn't buy it then. On Wednesday, I realized I was running out of time, so I stopped by a Barnes & Noble on my way home to pick up a copy. They were out of them, but I did find a copy of The Pirates! In an Adventure With Ahab by Gideon Defoe, which I bought even though I could have saved $7 if I'd been patient enough to order it from Amazon instead.
So anyway, I went back to Target, picked up "The Mermaid Chair" and dove in (dove in! mermaid! get it? yeah, nevermind.) last night. So far I've made it through 241 pages, so I'm home free for Saturday.
Lately, most of my reading has been confined to other people's blogs, often while watching TV at the same time. It's kind of refreshing to get back to an entertainment medium that requires my undivided attention.
Now that I'm back in reading mode, can anyone recommend a book I shouldn't miss?