September 19, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 09/19/2016




Currently Reading:


Brooklyn by Colm Toibin is incredible. What a gorgeous bit of story telling. I'm off to work this Monday morning but I'd much rather be staying home with this book!

Upcoming:


Thanks to Book of the Month (and the recommendation of nearly every reader in the world!) my next read will probably be A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. I've heard nothing but wonderful things and when it arrived in the mail I put it right on top of my to-be-read pile. 

September 18, 2016

The Relentless Weekly Wrap-Up 09/18/2016




Blogging: 
I'm not sure which direction I'm taking or where I'm going but I'm here and I'm typing and it feels pretty swell. I'm currently hosting a giveaway. (There are only a few hours left to enter, hurry!)


Cooking: 
There hasn't been a lot of cooking around here. (Thank heavens for my newest kitchen gadget.) You'll note that my last blog post was in February. I also started a new job in February. Coincidence? NOPE. Cooking has taken a similar hit. I'm still working on finding a good balance between work and home. I bet I could find an essay or two about that very topic...


Reading:
Yet another thing that I've been struggling with! Are you sensing a theme here? My reading numbers are down and I've found that I have even less patience than before for books that aren't dazzling me. That's not a bad thing, but it does make writing about books a bit challenging.
See the round/hollow spot?

Some recent winners have been American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin and The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. I've just started reading Brooklyn by Colm Toibin and I'm falling in love already.

As per usual I'm reading what I want, when I want. Reading on a whim is lit! (As the kids say. They do still say that, right???)


Nursing:
My youngest, Avery, had surgery to fix a large bone cyst inside her heel bone. OUCH. She'll be in a cast for 6-8 weeks. The poor kid has been a champ. She's starting to get antsy but we're keeping her busy with school work, books, and activities. Hooray for the Feminist Activity Book!



Watching:
I've been re-watching Futurama myself and I've started watching Narcos with my hubby. Good stuff!


Celebrating:
Two anniversaries had me feeling excited this week: I've been married for 19 years and Star Trek has been around for 50 years. Don't ask me which one was more important. Wink!

Concluding:
I hope you had a great summer. I hope all of you out in book blog land are thriving. I hope you'll comment and let me know what you've been up to this week!