Always the Last to Know: John Irving’s New Book

Last weekend I went on a cleaning binge. I tidied up the house, organized my office, hung things that had been leaning up against the wall for months, put up curtain in the spare room, and so on. While going through the office I found a gift certificate to Barnes & Noble. Lately I’ve been considering buying a Kindle, and therefore putting off buying any new books. Being a new homeowner, though, means not buying much of anything that isn’t necessary…that includes a Kindle

Meanwhile, I’d been wanting to buy Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail and The Hunger Games. So when I found the B&N gift certificate I figured it meant I should go out and get Wild. I sat down and read a few chapters and then decided it was time to join Goodreads. And it was there that I discovered John Irving has a new book out next week.

I’ve been trudging through Wally Lamb’s The Hour I First Believed for months. I also pick up Chelsea Handler’s My Horizontal Life on occasion. Now I’ve added Wild to the reading line-up. Now I just have to decide what comes first, the Kindle or In One Person. I kind of hate the idea of having an incomplete physical Irving collection. Now that’s a first world problem if I’ve ever heard one.


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