I am still in recovery, although feeling much more like myself these days. There is still some discomfort and I tire easily. My family has been a big help, although I really am ready to take back laundry duty despite the doctor saying not to just yet. I am also not allowed to vacuum, which is fine by me. The cats love having me home with them during the day. I have a feeling we'll all be a little sad when I return to work come the beginning of the year.
I hope to get back to visiting blogs very soon. We're in the process of changing internet providers, so fingers crossed that goes without a hitch.
At the moment I am reading Eat the Document by Dana Spiotta. The book has been sitting in my TBR collection for years, waiting its turn to be read. Now seemed like the perfect time. The novel is about a couple who were involved in radical protests during the Vietnam War. Forced to run and hide--and separate--when something awful happens, they take on new identities and begin new lives. The back cover describes the book as:
An ambitious and powerful story about idealism, passion, and sacrifice, Eat the Document shifts between the underground movement of the 1970's and the echoes and consequences of that movement in the 1990's. It is a riveting portrait of two eras [. . .]
I am looking forward to continuing on with the novel.
What are you reading at the moment? Is it something you would recommend?
Every Tuesday Diane from Bibliophile By the Sea hosts
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where
participants share the first paragraph (or a few) of a
book they are reading or thinking about reading soon.
This week I have settled into reading Eat the Document by Dana Spiotta. Here is a taste of the opening from the first chapter:
It is easy for a life to become unblessed.
Mary, in particular understood this. Her mistakes--and they were legion--were not lost on her. She knew all about the undoing of a life: take away, first of all, your people. Your family. Your lover. That was the hardest part of it. Then put yourself somewhere unfamiliar, where (how did it go?) you are a complete unknown. Where you possess nothing. Okay, then--this was the strangest part--take away your history, every last bit of it.Would you continue reading?
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