I’m having a tough time posting today because it’s the first post since losing my father on February 25th. He was 87 years old, and, I believe, a faithful reader of this blog till the end, even the Weekend Cooking posts, although he was as far from a foodie as you can possibly be, and even though our taste in books didn’t overlap too much. As a friend at work told me, this is going to be a year of many “firsts.”
And so, it’s fitting that this week I’m reading a memoir called From Darkness to Dawn: A True Story of Recovery from Postpartum Depression, written by Marcia Orcutt, a friend who just had her book launch on Saturday. She wrote her book with the support of two writers’ groups and has been bravely sharing her experience of years of clinical depression that began after the birth of her second daughter, but had its roots, she believes, going back much farther.
I’m also reading and enjoying Laurie Frankel’s latest novel, This Is How It Always Is, about a family with a transgender child, based in part on her own experience, and listening to All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr, narrated by Zach Appelman, which I started once before and didn’t get to finish before the library loan expired; so I started over from the beginning.
There. I did it. Thank you for reading!
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (#IMWAYR) is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever-growing TBR pile! So welcome in, everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at Book Date.