Lately, From The Library

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Since we've been mostly home for the last month or so, I've been beefing up my holds list at the library again, and I seem to be on a bit of a hot streak. 

I just finished The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls and it was outstanding. It's historical fiction, the narrator is a 15-year-old girl, and the story is suspenseful all the way to the end. I'd say that the content is probably better suited for adults than teens, but it's a true coming-of-age story for sure. Also, there are lots of horses. So.  

When I was about 13 years old (shortly after my mom had her 5th kid), I went through a funny domestic wannabe phase. I made coffee for my parents in the morning, straightened up the kitchen counter multiple times a day, and mostly just wanted more control over the space I shared with six other people. Ironically, I discovered The Mary Tyler Moore show on Nick at Nite while doing my family's ironing on Sunday evenings. I loved that show almost as much as I loved making a dent in the basket full of wrinkly clothes. When I read about Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted, I requested it immediately. I'm about 100 pages in, and I can't get enough. The stories behind how the show came to be are fascinating, and they're told in such a way that I don't want to stop reading.

I don't really know anything about This Is How You Lose Her, except that I feel like I've seen it everywhere over the last few months and the author won a Pulitzer. I picked it up because it was available the last time I went to the library.

And Maggie recommended A Moveable Feast after a bunch of other people recommended it to her. That, plus the fact that it's Hemingway made me think I should probably read it eventually. No time like the present, friends.

What are you reading these days?