My writing and reading schedule has been overtaken by rehearsals lately, but the next California Rhythm Project dance concert opens tonight!
I’m nervous, but excited and I feel so lucky that I get to dance with such an amazing group of tappers. I’m planning to enjoy this weekend to the fullest because I know it will be over in a blink.
Then, my rehearsal schedule will settle down for a while and I’ll be back at work on my novel and also on a short story that I plan to submit to Ashland Creek Press for their forthcoming anthology, Among Animals. This story doesn’t feature Lola, but perhaps my next one will.
Meanwhile, I’m also pondering which book I want to nominate for next year’s One Book, One San Diego selection. Should I choose an old favorite? Or a new one?
I just finished reading Life of Pi by Yann Martel (I know, everyone else has already read it) and I can see what all the fuss was about.
Next up in my TBR stack are:
A new political science and history book by the award-winning novelist and historian who also happens to be mom to Lola’s Dalmatian pal, Casey.
Canada by Richard Ford
“First, I’ll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then the murders, which happened later.”
Who wouldn’t be intrigued by that?
Traveling with Pomegranates by Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor
A mother/daughter travel memoir by an author whose novels I’ve enjoyed.
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
This book club pick is earning high praise from NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Publishers
Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and The San Francisco Chronicle. Sounds like a winner!
I have until the end of the month to make my One Book, One San Diego nomination. But we all know how time flies. I’d better get busy reading!