Is it time to chat about my One Word? The word CONNECT always reminds me of how different my life is nowadays…and how, back in college, connecting was not something you really had to think about. There were so many new people to meet, and classes to attend with potential new connections.
In my career as a social worker, connecting with people was a daily routine, although my role in these interactions was quite different than it was in college. I was a listener, a guide, an advocate…and I came to relish the role. Not something that works for me now, though.
Of course, in today’s world, we have online opportunities, and I’m not negating the value of social media. Without it, I would be truly isolated. But I have to go outside my comfort zone to find real-life connections.
Last week I had a spontaneous conversation in a neighborhood restaurant and learned about a nearby book club that I want to explore. And, of course, I regularly go to restaurants and bookstores, where I can strike up conversations. Because I am “older,” nobody seems to take offense. LOL.
Now that I’ve shared my explorations, I am truly excited about some new books approved by NetGalley lately, bringing my total unread ARCs to NINE. With so many books to read, how much time is there to connect? See what I did? My introversion is showing.
Today I got approval for The High Tide Club, by Mary Kay Andrews – (Release Date: 5/8/18)
Last week, I downloaded Paris Ever After, by K.S.R. Burns (Release Date – 5/1/18)
Soon I will start reading my March books:
The Flight Attendant, by Chris Bohjalian (March 13)
Alternate Side, by Anna Quindlen (3/20/18)
Not That I Could Tell, by Jessica Strawser (3/27/18)
I have three ARCs that will be released in April, and three in May, two of which were mentioned at the top of the post.
I love planning out my reading.
What books are you eagerly waiting to read?