- Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
- Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter
- The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt by Caroline Preston
- I Saw You That Night by R.L. Stine
- When We Were Worthy by Marybeth Mayhew Whelan
- Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter
- Blankets by Craig Thompson
Reading: Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King, The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights by James Knowles, Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson, The Best Loved Poems of the American People, Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach, The Empowered Mama by Lisa Druxman, and Chicken Soup for the Soul
I find it funny that the task of typing up all of the stuff I am reading is more daunting to me than actually reading the stuff. We’ve talked about this before. It seems like I am reading sooooo much at once but it’s all very compartmentalized.
Sleeping Beauties is my current “book that I’m actually reading.” I mean, I guess it’s just my main print book? My goal last week was to finish it by today and when I got up on Friday I had 200 pages to read by today. I didn’t make it. I love Stephen King and one of the things that I LOVE about his books are those little short sub-chapters. I like that I can break up the reading. It felt like I read and read and read yesterday but I only cleared something like 40 pages and it was really the first chance I got to read all weekend. I WILL finish this book this week. I will work on it diligently. There will be a break for my next graphic novel but I completely spaced on that today so whatever.
The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights is my ebook that I read at night. Now, I have the SK on my Kindle too and I thought I might make a bigger dent in it if I read it at night too but then I realized that I actually can’t sleep when I read it. My brain goes, “Oh no! You’ll be in a cocoon if you fall asleep!” But this is a GREAT book for night. A lot of people calling it “dry” and some people saying that “there is value in reading the source material” and I don’t know about all of that noise. I like it. Look, it’s just that the language is a little different and the story is very oral feeling. It’s not hard, though, and it doesn’t feel dry to me either. Maybe I’M dry! Don’t say I am, please. lol. I’d rather not know.
The Gallagher Girls series continues on audio and they are still a blast but I’m starting to feel the need for a break. Usually I take a week in between audiobooks to listen to some podcasts and kind of rest my brain but the one I’m on now only checks out for two weeks and has to be done by next Tuesday. The final book in the series is on hold for me and I’m excited to finish this one up! It’s been amusing. I’ve enjoyed it. But I can’t wait to start my next series!
My nonfiction, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, is a bit eh. Just eh. I mean, I can see the appeal but basically it’s like all of the self-help books that I’ve read but with a more abrasive tone. And whatever! Abrasive is fine! I find myself a little irked with the author though, telling his personal stories about how he thought he was so special and nobody is. I also dislike it when he talks about how he’s not going to feed you the same line of bullshit that other self-help books do but really he IS but with swears and also didn’t he just say he wasn’t special?
And everything else is just stuff I dip into every day. I might read Chicken Soup, I might not. I’ve done January in Empowered Mama. I’ve kept up with Simple Abundance which, btw, I love. Last week I had a Deep Thought and then this week I came across a version of it in SA! I wonder if I got it there in the first place?
Anyway, I’m enjoying my chaotic and sporadic reading life. I’m also enjoying The Wire, which Hubby and I started watching a couple of weeks ago, and my podcasts (of which I started following 8 more last week.) I’ve been playing with my baby and hanging with my hubby and, all in all, life is pretty sweet right now.
Always be reading, my friends!