#RejuvenationSunday was good this week, although I didn't do much pampering other than cleaning up my eyebrows. The hooves (feet) did not get touched & I'm sure that I'll regret it by next week.
I did finish reading The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. I've picked up many books (borrowed from the library) over the last several months & I haven't finished any of them because they didn't keep my interest. So I thank Khaled Hosseini for keeping be drawn into his words, from front to back.
I'm now reading A Thousand Splendid Suns. I hope I can finish by the end of the week. Have any of you been struggling with finding the time to read, if that is a passion of yours? I know I have. I think I'm going to have to set aside chunks of time to get through these books. A little bit here & there is taking forever. Or go to bed at 9, reading for an hour or two.
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Debut novel, Tell The Wolves I'm Home, by Carol Rifka Brunt, 2012. This was one of the first books that I picked up from the library, in months, and really enjoyed. In the past if I'm reading and not liking a book I'll struggle through to the end, just because I feel that I should give the author a fair chance. However, over the last year I no longer waste my time on a book that is not captivating. If it doesn't pull me in by chapter 2, I'm out. Tell The Wolves I'm Home pulled me in by page 4.
It's the 80's and HIV/AIDS is coming to the forefront of people's lives. Whether it's someone they know or in the news. June is a young girl with a pretty idyllic life. Parents who love each other, a sister, (grumpy and standoffish in a teenage way) and special relationship with her favourite and only uncle Finn. Until its discovered that Finn died from AIDS. We learn how her parents, her sister, and her late uncle's partner weave in and out of June's life. Along with secrets that were meant to be kept by many, pulling June out of her sheltered world into some of life's realities. There are plenty of adventures to keep you turning the page. Almost like a voyeur, in a non-sexual way, watching from around the corner. Some of the characters could be easy to hate, but Carol Rifka makes them likable, once you are able to delve into what makes them tick.
I'm really looking forward to Carol Rifka Brunt's next novel. She'll be on my list of favourite authors in the future.