It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Book Date.
Hi guys! Things have been quiet around here lately, but I have a good excuse – I went on a trip with my family (hubby’s parents and brother included) last week. I read only about 30 pages in total last week, and am just now getting back into the swing of reading. I’m waaaaaayyyyy behind on reading blogs, so I hope to catch up a bit over the next few days!
We went to Folly Beach, SC, which is pretty much my happy place. It’s about 15 minutes from downtown Charleston, and it’s just the most laid-back little beach town. My husband and I just like to be on the beach, play with our son, dig holes in the sand, walk around, look for shells. We don’t need to be doing stuff all the time. I mean, I like to see things, but mainly I just want to be by the ocean and feel the sunshine on my skin and hear the waves crashing against the shore, you know? Oh, and we also like to EAT. So that’s pretty much what we did. There are some really delicious little restaurants on Folly, so you don’t have to venture far. It was a little cooler than we’d like, with highs in the 60’s, but we had plenty of sunshine! It was a great trip.
So now it’s Monday, I’m back to work, and my son is back to school, and we’re all back to reality. Which isn’t so bad! I’m still listening to Sense and Sensibility now that I’m driving to work again and have wrestled control of my car stereo back from my son, who apparently can ONLY listen to the Hamilton Soundtrack these days. (I love the Hamilton Soundtrack, but I have listened to “My Shot” about 18,000 times!) I’m just to the point in the book where Marianne is heartbroken and Colonel Brandon has come to tell Elinor about the horrible things that Willoughby has done to his young ward. It’s making me want to watch the stellar film adaptation with Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, and the wonderful Alan Rickman again. Sigh.
I’m also halfway through All We Shall Know by the Irish writer Donal Ryan. I don’t quite know what to say about this novel. It’s really… depressing. Bleak. The writing is beautiful, truly, but… I can’t say that I’m enjoying it. I was planning to read it and review it for Reading Ireland Month but March ends Friday, so I *hope* to have it done by then. Mixed feelings for sure on this one.
Here’s a question for you: What’s the last depressing book you abandoned, or finished?
What are YOU reading this Monday? Let me know in the comments.