I know it snowed in some parts of the East Coast yesterday, but for us Maryland-ers, spring has officially sprung. I slept with the windows open this weekend and finally stopped making weather-related excuses and strapped on my running shoes for my first runs in over 18 months. Damn, it felt good to get moving again.
Per my Bloggiesta to-do list (and for my own personal sanity), I'm doing a better job of staying on top of my review deadlines so as not to burn myself out reading right up until the day something is due. With that in mind, I finished Re Jane this weekend, a modern re-telling of the classic Jane Eyre story (wherein Jane is a Korean-American immigrant struggling to find where she fits in). Some of it felt forced, but mostly, it worked. Review of this to come in a May issue of Shelf Awareness. I'm also reading Little Black Lies in anticipation of an interview with the author this week.
And speaking of mysteries, I get a chance to talk to Mystery Writers of America's VP, Donna Andrews, later this week, about the MWA's 75th anniversary. Anyone have any pressing questions on the state of mystery writing I should pass along?
In the galley stack this week, I'm picking up Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness, by Jennifer Tseng (out May 26th from Europa Editions), and finally getting to Our Endless Numbered Days (in time for the Socratic Salon discussion later this week). And of course I'm continuing to truck along with Cloud Atlas for the #CloudAtlasAlong (spoilers: I'm loving the book so far).
Lastly, on my headphones: I'm making the leap and starting Drums of Autumn, the 4th volume of Gabaldon's Outlander series. 45 hours long. See you on the flip side.
What's everyone else reading (and/or listening to) this week?