Woo y’all, what a week. I didn’t mean to drop off the face of the blog world, but it certainly happened. I didn’t have time to write, I didn’t have time to read, I barely had time to scratch my head. Events of the week:
- Daughter’s birthday party/sleepover on Saturday, so had much planning to do. She turns ELEVEN today. ELEVEN. Seriously. ELEVEN.
- Printed 10,000 posters at work and had to cut them to size. My hands are shredded from jogging papers. The dryness!
- Picked up another college’s printing. Had a mess to straighten out on my work computer. That was fun.
- Husband was sick Tuesday through Thursday. Husband is never sick. Had to banish him to his room for the night and me and the kids slept in the living room. That was FUN. Luckily, no one else is sick yet though!
As for reading, I did a LOT of listening to audiobooks while cutting posters. I finished up The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvvater (gotta get ready for Blue Lily, Lily Blue!) and then started The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux, which honestly, and this is my review because I can sum it up in two works; it stinks. Good grief, I hated that book. Now, I’m listening to Audible’s multi-cast edition of Dracula, which includes Tim Curry and Alan Cumming, and dear apples in the tree, it is fantastic.
As for reading physical books, I finished up a great book by Alessandro Baricco called Mr. Gywn. It was absolutely fantastic. I’m now reading Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, and other lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty. It feels weird to call a book about a girl who works in a crematorium delightful, but it is. I’m just loving it. On the iPad, I’m still reading a few Daily Rituals every day. I can’t read a bunch at a time. It’s still mostly interesting, but I have a few problems with the overall text. More on that later.
Up next, I hope to start Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix and perhaps The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton in audio next. I plan to fit the audio of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in their too, only because Tom Mison reads it. He plays Ichabod on the TV show and whew. Is he hot or what?
What are your plans for the reading week? Read anything good next week?
It’s Monday, What are you Reading is hosted weekly by super-awesome Sheila from BookJourney.