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Monday Reading Check In

I received a gifted copy of NORA by Nuala O’Connor from Harper Perennial.

Another March Monday! How is your month going? My weekend was a good one full of reading and play with the pup! After a very long week it was much needed! I’ve taken a whole half day off work next week with plans to see my BFF and that is lifting my spirits as well!

For today’s current read, I bring you this pairing: ULYSSES by James Joyce and NORA by Nuala O’Connor. ULYSSES is a book I’ve been working on for a few weeks now and I can’t say that I’m loving it. I do really enjoy James Joyce’s plays on words and his humor, but there is a lot of extra tangents in this book that have a tendency to lose my attention. I am looking forward to finishing this up this week, though I don’t know that I’ll be quick to pick up more James Joyce in the future.

NORA is a new release from January which reimagines the real life story of James Joyce with his Nora, the woman said to be the inspiration for the character Molly in ULYSSES. Nora is a young woman working in a hotel when she meets Joyce and changes her life. She follows him into a life long love affair, though it is initially set against a backdrop of poverty in James’ life of a struggling artist. She continues to support him as his gifts become known to more. The book looks at the highs and the lows of their love and their family throughout their lives. The author does well at bringing the relationship to life in the pages!

In other reading, I have started SAVING GRACE by Debbie Babitt (gifted copy from Scarlet Suspense). I am reading this one with the Let’s Talk Books tour group and we have a buddy read chat for the first half tomorrow. This is a psychological thriller following the first female sheriff in a a remote mountain town where children have disappeared.

How was your weekend? What are you reading this week? I’d love to hear!

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