Hello from a long, much needed absence! I took a break from blogging (and reading) this semester to focus on my Junior year classes. Taking a full credit load of 18 hours that included Organic Chemistry (a department weed out class) and three research papers just about did me in!
Now that break is here I hope to get back to writing and chatting with you all on my favorite things: books with a sprinkling of running and yoga!
My reading list was especially sparse these past sixteen weeks. Below are the few titles I was able to get to, mostly in keeping with book club. I did read several journal articles for research, but those are too numerous to include (and not nearly as fun!).
- AWOL on the Appalachian Trail
- Wild Horse Country: The History, Myth, and Future of the Mustang
- A Whole New World: A Twisted Tale
- Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel
- Everything, Everything
- From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death
Published this fall Wild Horse Country especially stood out for my horse loving soul, and though it was a nonfiction the writing was so well done that it read like a novel. I listened to it on audio book and the descriptions made me want to drop everything I was doing to move out West.
This favorite was followed closely by Jeanette Walls’ Half Broke Horses. Walls memoir The Glass Castle (a book I have yet to finish) was made into a movie this year and Half Broke Horses is her grandmother’s story. Lily Casey Smith is a woman who does not take no for an answer, She flies planes, works cattle, and teaches school all in the mid-1900’s when society dictated that a woman’s place was in the home. In short she has grit, and her tenacity was an inspiration.
Now with two short weeks left until 2018 I need to work through five books to meet my Good Reads challenge goal of 100 books. Come find me and connect, I love keeping up with what everyone is reading!