It went on the inner part of my upper arm (bicep area) and it didn't hurt all that much. Because after childbirth, nothing else hurts all that much. Anyway, these kids better love me forever, because they are totally stuck to me now!
Sunday we took Small Fry and Tater Tot to one of the local farms that were doing a fall festival. It was awesome! Pumpkin patch, train rides, giant slides, playground, sandbox, petting zoo, corn maze, etc. The weather was gorgeous and we had a great time. (An even better time when we got home and both kiddos passed out for a nap--woo!!!)
As for what I'm reading these days:
Larger Than Life by Jodi Picoult
From Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Storyteller and My Sister’s Keeper, comes a gripping and beautifully written novella, now available exclusively as an eBook. Set in the wilds of Africa, Larger Than Life introduces Alice, the unforgettable character at the center of Picoult’s anticipated new novel, Leaving Time.
A researcher studying memory in elephants, Alice is fascinated by the bonds between mother and calf—the mother’s powerful protective instincts and her newborn’s unwavering loyalty. Living on a game reserve in Botswana, Alice is able to view the animals in their natural habitat—while following an important rule: She must only observe and never interfere. Then she finds an orphaned young elephant in the bush and cannot bear to leave the helpless baby behind. Thinking back on her own childhood, and on her shifting relationship with her mother, Alice risks her career to care for the calf. Yet what she comes to understand is the depth of a parent’s love. (From Goodreads)
Yes, it's that time of year again! Jodi Picoult's latest release is on the horizon. (If you are unsure about my level of excitement for this, please educate yourself here.) Leaving Time will be available October 14, but readers are getting a special treat beforehand--this novella that delves into the past of one of Leaving Time's central characters. It's only in eBook format, but was offered for free for a short time (score!).
The novella is interesting so far--not full of the twists and turns that you expect from a Picoult book, as it's more of a character study to get your curiosity going for the novel that is to come. But I love getting this early glimpse at one of the new book's characters, and it's definitely getting me psyched for release day. Picoult fans should check this out--it's a quick read and a fun way to gear up for her latest work.
What will I read next?
Several options ahead for me! I have The Hunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson from the library...getting ready for spooky Halloween-ish reads. I'm also considering a Stephen King novel (as I always do this time of year)...perhaps Bag of Bones. And I've also got my new pick from the TBR book baggie--Moby Dick by Herman Melville. EEK! I have a feeling that one might wait for a while.
What's in your reading plans this week, friends? Any fun Halloween reads coming up?