- The Graphic Canon, vol 2
- The Magic of Believing by Claude M. Bristol
- Soulful Simplicity by Courtney Carver
- A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman
- America’s Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money by Steve and Annete Economides
None! (I don’t think…)
- The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
- “Mt. Adams at Mar Vista” by Gwen E. Kirby
- You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack by Tom Gauld
- Basic Witches by Jaya Saxena
Reading The Road to Riverdale, vol 1, The Feminine Mystique, Arabian Nights, The Graphic Canon, vol. 2, The Best Loved Poems of the American People, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Simple Abundance, Empowered Mama
Hey, do you guys remember the beginning of the year when I was all satisfied with my varied and crazy reading life? I am not feeling that way right now. No, right now the books are piling up and I have faith that I will get to them all eventually and that it will all work out but what I really want is to sit down and finish some shit.
Oh, and I want to stop ordering stuff.
I’m not going to say that it was a bad reading week because it wasn’t. It’s just that I have a tendency to think that my supply of reading time is endless.
But it’s not.
Some of the things that contributed to my very strange week last week: (1) I was having an off week with Hubby. In fact, I still have no idea if he was in a shitty mood or I was in a shitty mood and I was just projecting it onto him. Anyway, that feels a bit better now and I think it’s a combination of improved moods and me feeling very grateful for all of the awesome things my husband does for me. (Like change my wiper blades and buy me potatoes and cook awesome food.) (2) LD was sick. This actually scored me a lot of reading time on Friday afternoon because he was exhausted and would only sleep ON me, so I spent some time in bed trapped under a baby, capable only of reading or playing on my phone. (3) A sudden obsession with Star Wars that has me trying to watch all of the movies again. (4) A windy day that knocked our power out for 26 hours and sent me scrambling to figure out how to live without electricity with a sick baby. (5) A visit from my father-in-law the day after the restoration of power which sent us scrambling to get the fridge cleaned, the house picked up, and the laundry done so we could function this week.
So, yes, it was an off week.
But, also, I spent an afternoon in bed reading. I spent an evening in bed reading. I did extra reading on Saturday morning because there was no electricity and I was feeling very fuck it about chores.
Now the killer: I have promised to give up reading my Kindle in bed. I’m going to try it for a week and see how it goes. I’m sure I’ve talked about my insomnia here before and it’s been pretty bad again this past month. Hubby scolded me enough that I have decided to give it a try. But I was REALLY enjoying the book I was reading. So. I need a new plan and I do LOVE making reading plans.
Well, guys, I have like 20 books checked out now and piles and files of books that I own. Time to buckle down.