Happy Sunday, my lovelies! It’s been a few days since I’ve seen the sun, but that has made it even easier for me to do exactly what I wanted to this year: spend more time reading. I have succeeded thus far, but I know it’s only a matter of time before the sun finally burns off the fog bank we’ve been buried in the last three days (whoever said California was the land of sun has clearly never spent time in Sacramento in January). I only hope my current reading pace keeps up with it.

I stayed up kind of late (well, late for me this week, but not for me normally) last night to finish reading Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. It’s a book I’ve had on the shelves for awhile (and was one of the twelve listed as must-read for me this year), and it was fantastic. It’s been a long time since I’ve been so utterly engrossed in a book, and I have to say, I’ve really missed that feeling. I’m hoping to have quite a few reads like that this year. It was a great feeling to be sucked into the 1930s and the circus, and I think I found it as jarring as Jacob did to be pulled back into the present day.

I also finished What Was Lost by Catherine O’Flynn earlier this week and enjoyed it very much as well, though it didn’t suck me in nearly as thoroughly as Water for Elephants did.

As for today, I’ve got quite a bit on my agenda: laundry, a little bit of work, and some time spent curled up with my current read, The Secret History by Donna Tartt. I’m also hoping to wrap up writing a few reviews so we can get this blog going the right way again.

What are you all doing today? Has anyone seen the sun the last few days?