I have always loved reading and prior to my son’s birth this past January, I was either reading something or listening to an audiobook thanks to the San Antonio Public Library app. My favorite genre is historical fiction because it is a fun and entertaining way to learn about something that I likely wouldn’t research on my own.
Somehow between figuring out my 5 1/2-month-old and figuring out how to get back to work, I managed to read a whole book before my 21 days at the library expired. I read “Fountains of Silence” by Ruta Sepetys. It follows several characters over the summer of 1957 in Madrid. As with all of her books, there is a heavy dose of foreshadowing that makes you want to keep reading – it was a true page turner and a nice break from Netflix. I learned so much about Spain, their years under Francisco Franco and the role the Catholic Church played in adoption and orphanages during that time.
The long drive to Amarillo to visit my family also gave us the opportunity to listen to one of our favorites, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”. The audiobook reader is so entertaining and the book itself is such a fun, whimsical book and a welcome distraction. I am excited to share these and many more books with my son as he grows up to hopefully be an avid reader.
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