Monday, October 31, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Hi! Remember me?

The last couple of weeks have been really busy for me, between the bookstore and my new hobby of background acting. I've filmed episodes of shows such as "Blue Bloods," "Younger,"  "The Detour" and "The Americans." It's so fun. I've gone from having nothing to do for the past two years to being somewhat frantic and overscheduled, but I'm loving it.

And of course I'm reading. Always reading.

I finished several books in the past few weeks, and set a couple aside too.

My bedside book is the seasonally appropriate A Season with the Witch, a semi-funny memoir/reportage piece about a guy who spends October in Salem, Massachusetts, and finds out how and why folks live with and manage the Witch Trial legacy. It's fun and interesting; I was born in Salem and grew up spending a lot of time there right up to my late 20s so I'm interested in this outsider's take on something I've always taken for granted.

I'm also reading Dan Chaon's Ill Will, not coming out till March but also totally appropriate for the Halloween season. It's another literary thriller from the master who brought us the amazing Await Your Reply back in 2009. So far, so very good.

And that's it for me right now. I finished my official Halloween read, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, which I loved, and a couple of other things too. Maybe I'll even have a review sometime soon.

What are you reading, Halloweeny or not? Have a great day, whatever you're up to.