Today I want to introduce you all to a segment that will come round, once a week, on this blog:
The Saturday Read
Here I simply present a tangential piece of writing, accompanied by an image of my Saturday: breakfast and read. It's where I showcase to you all what made the cut, food wise, and what takes up my attention for the weekend.
Every saturday morning I make a point to get up an hour and a half before the chaos hits and drag my lazy ass to the gym. By the time I've put on the sports gear and popped out the door, the mood is a little down; I'm grumpy, the eyes are droopy and the mind is less than active at the dawn of a new day. Cue the endorphins.
Exercised!Jess is another tale to tell; she's inspired, a lost Romantic returned to nature and brimming with a desire to do more. So she does.
In that half an hour before the household arises the only light source coming through is from the kitchen window, sneaking closer and closer inside. It's like a stasis of yin and yang; the corners of the room creep in darkness but the centre is emboldened by natural light. The zen vibe, and the I-love-myself attitude is at a peak and I'm telling myself "Here come those abs!". So it's only natural that the motivation to eat a bit better is running high. It ran high today--but the (green) food was woefully (notice the sarcasm) absent. No fear. I had some of that almond butter tucked away and the failsafe banana came out.
Morning is also the perfect time for me to catch up on some reading. Right now that lucky book is Magisterium: The Iron Trial cowritten by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. This book is out on September the 9th and the masses are tittering with a fifty-fifty of apprehension and excitement. I know what y'all are all thinking: Harry Potter or no Harry Potter? I won't join that controversy, yet, because I'm not far enough into the deep end to say much. It is middle grade fiction. Here's a clue: I don't read from that under that tree. But it's Clare--I make exceptions for Clare. Let's just hope she gets there.
So what are you reading this Saturday?
Disclaimer: I was lucky enough to be approved by the publisher for a digital review copy in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks.