- Night of the Soul Stealer by Joseph Delaney
- Jay’s Journal by “Anonymous”
- A River of Darkness by Masaji Ishikawa
- The House by the River by Lena Manta
- Still Waters by Viveca Sten
- The Great Passage by Shion Miura
- Last Train to Istanbul by Ayse Kulin
- The Grey House by Mariam Petrosyan
- The Question of Red by Laksmi Pamuntjak
- The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen
- Ten Women by Marcela Serrano
- Everybody Rise by Stephanie Curtis
- The Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henriquez
- The Complete Essays of Montaigne, vol 1
- The Graphic Canon, vol 1
- The Curse of the Bane by Joseph Delaney
Reading: The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan, Night of the Soul Stealer by Joseph Delaney, Arabian Nights, The Best Loved Poems of the American People, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach, The Empowered Mama by Lisa Druxman, You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack by Tom Gauld
I have this urge today to just get shit done. Do you ever get like that? I have my to-do list written out for the day and I want the sense of accomplishment I get from working steadily and competently. But it’s not just that. I want the day to arrange itself so that I can do some reading and watching and listening and coloring. I want a nice day. And I am looking forward to it. Here in Michigan, it is actually spring now and the sunshine and promise of a nice day (which means I can eat in my car while I listen to my audiobook) it enough to just fill me right up.
Confession: I am 100% in on The Secret right now. I am totally buying it, hook, line, and sinker. For a lot of reasons! Because I know that there are things I always tell myself that always come true. Because the social interactions that were dragging me down just two weeks ago (like, terribly dragging me down) have sparkled like magic for the past week. Because I FEEL good from implementing it and for the first time in my life I feel like I might be okay with always feeling good. And listen to me! I sound downright chipper! I like it so much that I might even watch the DVD. Seriously!
April 23 is World Book Day and to celebrate this year Amazon offered 9 books for free for the Kindle. That’s why my bought list is so long up there. I downloaded all 9. It’s true that I may not get to them for a while but I am not one to turn down new books. It won’t be long before I have more time on my hands for reading and I am just preparing for it. I bought Everybody Rise and The Book of Unknown Americans at the dollar store, where I also got a copy of Questlove’s book for Hubby. I had forgotten about their book section until I read a Book Riot article about it this week and I made a point to stop in and check it out. I was feeling the need and it was fulfilled for $2, plus I got to get Hubby a gift.
LD really likes books. He likes our books most of all and will flip through one of my big books and make cooing sounds. Sometimes he’ll pull a random book from his shelf and sit on the floor with it. Sometimes he’ll bring me a book and I try to make the time to sit down right there and read it to him. He likes to flip the pages. Ian is a year and a month old now and the only things he kisses are cat and books. He’s basically me! The new thing is that he’s discovered I use bookmarks and he tries to use everything as bookmarks in his books, including remotes, bottles, and other books.
Well, friends, I am looking forward to a productive day and I’m hoping to finish a book or two, as well. I hope that it’s beautiful where you are and that you get a chance to do something you love!