I posted this photograph of a most spectacular coffee, enjoyed with my mother in Toronto, in response to #30daysofreadathon on Instagram. Not because it’s banner worthy, such as one I made several years ago, but because coffee will be required to read for 24 hours on October 21.
That’s my husband’s birthday, of course. There will be no 24 hours of reading for me, because my attention will be required elsewhere. In consuming birthday cake, for example, or walking through autumnal leaves with him and our dog, Humphrey. But, when he no longer needs me by his side, for that day at least, I will turn to such a stack of books as I have been hoarding since school began August 28.
The stack is yet to be fully revealed. For now, some of the titles include:
- Dance by the Canal by Kerstin Hensel (thanks to Peirene books)
- Behind The Eyes We Meet by Melissa Verreault (thanks to QC Fiction)
- Melville by Jean Giono (thanks to nyrb)
- The Scarred Woman by Jussi Adler-Olsen (thanks to Penguin)
Should you wish to partake in this reading extravaganza, for any amount of time you are able, the sign-ups are here. It has been a time honored event for ten years, one I haven’t missed…ever.