Book 66 of 80
Well, it’s the night before Halloween and our family is busy getting ready for our annual party. Elliott is in love with all things pumpkin and so this is a fun year with him — he runs to all of our decorations with extreme glee shouting, “Puh-puh!” I know he won’t always have this reaction to these seasonal gourds…so, I’ll take the joy while we can.
And I started book 66 yesterday…hoping to maybe even finish by tomorrow…which would put me only one book behind schedule as I enter the last two months of this challenge. The book is set in Samoa and it’s Sia Figiel’s Where We Once Belonged — a House-on-Mango-Street-ish type of coming-of-age story that paints a picture of Samoa through a series of vignettes all told through the eyes of a thirteen year-old girl. I’m not in love with it so far…but, frankly, The Bone People is a hard book to shake off and so I knew it would be a hard act to follow.
I don’t know how I stumbled upon it or why I picked it — since the reviews are mixed. I’m thankful for the glossary though as the book is partly written in Samoan.
All right…more decorating, some cooking, crafting, cleaning, reading, (grading Crucible exams too…but I think they’re in my car and it’s raining; good enough excuse to wait on those) and if I can keep my eyes open I’ll try to catch some SNL in a couple of hours. Does the central time zone still get all their shows one hour earlier than the rest of the country? I’m thinking that’s a good reason to move.