Happy Saturday! First of all, massive thank you to everyone who commented yesterday on my Outlander post. General consensus from reader/watcher fans is that I ought to read each book before its season. While I had always intended to finish the first book before starting season one, I wasn’t sure if at that point I ought to just continue watching and take the reading at a slower pace. So thank you! I’ll read each book before watching its season and THANK YOU for all the other advice and reading tips that you shared. Seriously, with a series of this size and magnitude, I feel a lot more prepared to take this on now. .
NOW! on to “Rabbit Cake”. ha. I’ll be honest, this kind of book aesthetic and synopsis doesn’t immediately grab my personal attention. But for some reason, after it was sent to me, I kept coming back to it. Finally I hit Goodreads and saw some really great reviews that made me decide that I would give it a read in the next month or so. Has anyone already read it? .
What are you reading today? .
Twelve-year-old Elvis Babbitt has a head for the facts: she knows science proves yellow is the happiest color, she knows a healthy male giraffe weighs about 3,000 pounds, and she knows that the naked mole rat is the longest living rodent. She knows she should plan to grieve her mother, who has recently drowned while sleepwalking, for exactly eighteen months. But there are things Elvis doesn’t yet know—like how to keep her sister Lizzie from poisoning herself while sleep-eating or why her father has started wearing her mother's silk bathrobe around the house. Elvis investigates the strange circumstances of her mother's death and finds comfort, if not answers, in the people (and animals) of Freedom, Alabama. As hilarious a storyteller as she is heartbreakingly honest, Elvis is a truly original voice in this exploration of grief, family, and the endurance of humor after loss