As I’m writing this, I'm recovering from surgery, so I’ve spent much of the past week resting and reading. As always when I’m feeling tired, ill, or just plain low, I went back and reread some of my favorite books instead of attempting something new. This time, I’ve reread Colson Whitehead’s elegant, elegiac Zone One, Susan Isaacs’s smashing spy and romance novel Shining Through, and some of Terry Pratchett’s wonderful Discworld novels. (I tried to tackle David Mitchell’s mind-bending Cloud Atlas again, but it was more than I could take in while recovering! I look forward to rereading it again soon, though; it’s one of those books you could read ten times and still find new and fascinating details.)
Now I’m gladly easing back into work—I missed it!—and looking forward to the Kentucky Book Festival at the end of this month (info is in the “Events” section below). The headline news is that previous Savvy owner Susan Lindsey will be returning from her new home in Portugal to sign copies of her wonderful book Liberty Brought Us Here: The True Story of American Slaves Who Migrated to Liberia. Some of you may recall that a mix-up last year left Susan with no books to sign; that’s been remedied this year, so come out and get your copy. Better late than never!