This has been a very nice Sunday as I got to read, take some pictures and enjoy the spring-like weather. But first let's backtrack a few days.
If you visited last Sunday you may remember that I was wondering what to read next. I did indeed finish Housekeeping vs. The Dirt (review here), then on Monday I stopped by the library on my way to a lesson. There I found Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata, winner of the Newbery Medal in 2005. So instead of choosing from the books I should be reading, I spent a couple of enjoyable days with Katie and her family (review here).
Finally, mid-week, I picked up The Road by Cormac McCarthy which was from last week's choices and I finished it tonight in the train on the way home from our outing. It was not a very good idea reading the ending of that particular book on the train as let's just say I was slightly emotional but it really was quite a moving, tragic, bleak, brave, desperate story. (Hence today's subtitle, with a nod to Murakami of course). I'm going to have to let it sit and percolate in my mind for a couple of days but I do think it's the best book I've read so far this year.
Now I'm back to the dilemma of what to pick up next but I think I'm going to try Surfacing by Atwood. We'll see if it grabs me.
As for today's outing, here is a sample of what we saw...
Have a good week and happy reading!