It's a busy time for my family right now. We're moving in less than two months and even though we've moved twelve times, it's always overwhelming. There are lots of year-end activities for Claire and Benjamin. Jeff is preparing for a big trip with some midshipmen. I think we're all feeling a mix of anxiety and excitement about all of this. Sometimes more excited, sometimes more overwhelmed.
This afternoon I needed a little break from house and family stuff, so I sat down to read a chapter of The Red House. I was enjoying bit, but I was feeling tense figuring it out and absorbing the characters troubles. It seems obvious now, but this book was the wrong choice for this particular moment in my life. I've got real life puzzles to figure out. Guiding a teen and a preteen through this move (and just regular day-to-day stuff) is enough drama. I'm not up for fictional drama.
I think I'm going to switch to Maria de la Santos new book Falling Together. I've read her other books and enjoyed them. If you have recommendations for light but thoughtful books especially laugh-out-loud books, I would love to hear them.
I'll go back to The Red House someday when life is less complicated. (???)