I'll be picking up The Count of Monte Cristo again from Chapter 29; despite this book's length, I'm finding it moves quickly and is a delight thus far. I have a suspicion I'm just getting to the good parts, what with Dante's escape from Chateau D'If (fun fact: when we were in Marseilles in 2014, I tried to take the ferry to Chateau D'If, because it is, in fact, a real place. Unfortunately, weather conditions had shut down the ferry for the entirety of our stay. I may have cried. Maybe this isn't such a fun fact after all, but it's been that kind of Monday.). I just finished I'll Tell You in Person, an essay collection from Chloe Caldwell -- more to come on that. I have thoughts (some good, some bad). After setting aside You are a Badass on audio, I'm considering something perhaps more plot-driven for my earbuds... Deanna Raybourn, perhaps? I picked up A Curious Beginning last week during that incredible Audible sale.
On the reading front, that's about it. On the running side of things, I hammered out an 11-mile training run last Friday in hot and huuuuumid conditions, and then ran a 1-mile race on Saturday morning (and set a new personal best for my 1-mile time; I didn't know I could run that fast!). I'm taking it fairly easy this week in preparation for a 10.5 mile trail race this coming weekend; if all goes well, I'll complete two loops of the 5.22 mile course and then stuff my face with cookies at the finish line aid tent. Fingers crossed.