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I have to be honest: I’m not doing so hot on the challenge this year. Last year I blazed through both lists and really enjoyed the diversity, the new authors, the experience of reading outside my comfort zone. I have no doubt at all that the nominated titles this year have just as much to offer, but everything seems to be conspiring against me. I still haven’t managed to round up copies up of all the books, and interview-centric reading has kicked into high gear again. Plus, like many of you, I suspect, there’s that pile of books I received over the holidays, so new and shiny and enticing…
That said, I did finish Elizabeth Ross’ Belle Epoque and The Nazi Hunters by Neal Bascomb, both of which were wonderful and an excellent reminder of why this challenge is so great. And I’ve got a copy of In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters and a whole weekend ahead of me so I’m certainly not giving up!
What about you? What does your weekend hold?
–Julie Bartel, who will be reading In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters, as soon as I finish these last 30 pages…
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