I received two books in the mail this past week: my sister Brogan sent me a copy of Nobody’s Mother: Life Without Kids edited by Lynne Van Luven (I’m childless by choice), and Harper Collins sent me a limited and signed first edition of The Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry for a group read with The Next Best Book Club on Goodreads. I loved Barry’s first book, The Lace Reader (read my review), so I’m looking forward to reading this one soon. I also bought myself Careless in Red by Elizabeth George to read on the train to New York City, but then started it last week—and I’m nearly half way through! (Luckily it’s a brick, so I still have about 300 pages to go.) I’m glad I’m enjoying it after all the negative things I heard about her previous book, What Came Before He Shot Her (which I own but decided to skip for now).