What I’m Supposed To Be Reading: Our Book Club’s pick for April is Wally Lamb’s THE HOUR I FIRST BELIEVED.  I bought the paperback.  It’s sitting right here, right on the table, right on top of the stack.  But it’s on hold.

Because What I’m Actually Reading Is: Andre Dubus III’s memoir, TOWNIE.  All about fighting and growing up tough in the shadow of his famous writer father, Andre Dubus.  So far I feel like Andre is my long lost brother, living a parallel life on the East Coast, that’s how much I can relate.  Well, except when he talks about the Kurt Vonnegut family living next door in Iowa.  How cool would that be?!  Anyway, TOWNIE it is.  I’m loving it.

And What I’m Hoping to Read Next: A classic, a delicious one.  It’s time for something old and hefty to shove its way through the turn-style.  I’m thinking Gustave Flaubert’s MADAME BOVARY.  It’s one of those books I can’t believe I’ve never read.  What do you think?  Too ambitious???  This sounded so good in my head, but now that I’m seeing all these books on one page, it’s kinda freaking me out.