Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea hosts this meme as a way to share the beginnings of a book you are currently reading or hope to read soon. It's a great way to get a peek into a book that you might not have considered trying.
Every Last One
Random House 2010
This is my life: The alarm goes off at five-thirty with the murmuring of a public-radio announcer, telling me that there has been a coup in Chad, a tornado in Texas. My husband stirs briefly next to me, turns over, blinks, and falls back to sleep for another hour. My robe lies at the foot of the bed, printed cotton in the summer, tufted chenille for the cold. The coffeemaker comes on in the kitchen below as I leave the bathroom, go downstairs in bare feet, pause to put away a pair of boots left splayed in the downstairs back hallway and to lift the newspaper from the back step. The umber quarry tiles in the kitchen were a bad choice; they are always cold. I let the dog out of her kennel and put a cup of kibble in her bowl. I hate early mornings, the suspended animation of the world outside, the veil of black and then the oppressive gray of the horizon along the hills outside the French doors. Bit it is the only time I can rest without sleeping, think without deciding, speak and hear my onw voice. It is the only time I can be alone. Slightly less than an hour each weekday when no one makes demands.
So would you read more. This sounds like the life a lot of us lead or maybe led in the past. I know I still get up early just to have some time alone with my computer and my thoughts. Ms Quindlen dedicated this book to her children, "who saved my life." I hope to start this one later this week.
Stay Busy and Stay Happy