Our local library doesn't have many audio books. And even less than that are their audio book cds. When I was driving my car I could check out either a cassette recording or a digital recording, but I have my mom's car for the summer and she only has a disc player. I don't listen to the radio in fear that a song will come on where I will start to cry and won't be able to stop. Playlists are too unpredictable.
Last week I was at the library going through the slim pickin's. I found the recent recording of "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield. I have been entranced by this book from the moment I put it in the player. In fact, I checked out the printed version today as well, so I could continue with it while I'm in the house.
The plot has just started to turn a bit sinister and I'm loving it all.
I'm the type of person that reads more than one book at a time. My attentions have been divided between, "The Hypocrite In The Poufy White Dress" (So funny!) and rereading an old favorite, "The Time Traveler's Wife". I chose to do the rereading right now for the safety of it. I know what happens and I love it. In the wings are "I Like You" by Amy Sedaris and "Ship of Magic".
The weather here in town has been in the hundreds until Sunday night when it turned hot, cloudy and stormy. Today has been milder with grey clouds and a lot of wind. This is my migraine weather. Whenever I'm about to get a migraine, the air pressure changes and my ears start to ring. Since this is the weather that brings them on, I"ve been on edge. The only other trigger that I have is Spray N Wash where the migraine comes on immediately. So while I'm reading my book, I'm in terror of my head beginning to melt off. It is a little bit overwhelming, along with the rest of life right now. But you know, sometimes I love being overwhelmed.
Some only slightly removed family sorrows have been playing out since last week. I'm debating on writing about them, because I think that if I write them out, I'll remember them too vividly. But sometimes, this is the opposite approach. Sometimes I need to get them out to forget about them.
Add to all of this, Father's Day around the corner.
Whew! I'm so happy to have a stack of books to hide in! When I'm feeling ready to slay dragons again, I'll come out fighting. Until then, Happy Reading to you all!