Having been immersed in “all things Maisie” (Dobbs, that is) for the past several weeks, I’m now totally up to date on the series and ready to move on to other reading. The timing couldn’t have been more fortuitous. Last week’s mail brought two eagerly anticipated ARC’s ~ Joy for Beginners, by Erica Bauermeister, and The Four Mrs. Bradwells, by Meg Waite Clayton ~ plus an order from Amazon containing Pictures of You, a new novel by Carolyn Leavitt.
So, what to read first? It’s like having a huge box of delicious chocolates arrayed before me, my finger hovering over each one in turn as I try to decide which one to pluck from its wrapper. Should I make it as simple as eeny meeny miny mo? Read them in the order of arrival on my doorstep? Close my eyes and point? Or should I peruse the descriptions and meditate on which one calls out to me?
I’ll keep you posted on what I pick.
***Just posted: Starting with Joy for Beginners, because how can I resist a book that has uses one of my absolute favorite lines from a poem as its epigraph~
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? ~Mary Oliver
How do you choose what to read next?