This week was supposed to have been about reviews. Rather, it became a week of crises. Some “stuff” hit the fan at work, resulting in serious thoughts about my future at the company. Then, I was hit with a migraine on Thursday, followed by a car accident on the way home from work on Thursday afternoon. I’m okay, and the kids were not with me. Unfortunately, the gentleman was blitzed out of his mind at 4 PM in the afternoon and failed to notice both the red light, the row of cars in front of me, my brake lights or my turn signal. Idiot. This all occurred while Jim was out of town on a business trip. Needless to say, I stayed home on Friday in an effort to recover my sanity. It was much deserved.
Apparently, when I get stressed, I read. I finished five books this week, three on Friday alone. I was worried about not having enough to review for the month and now am about eight reviews behind. I cannot complain about this because it means I was able to remove five books from my TBR pile. That is always a good thing.
So what did I get done on the blog this week? I managed to post two reviews before things got heavy at work and my mind decided to take a break each evening: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides and Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff. Connor reviewed Tanglewreck, and we celebrated the winner of the Heidegger’s Glasses giveaway. I continue to be brutally honest about my latest push to get healthy. Lastly, I put forth some thoughts I have on collecting books. I would have loved to have posted at least one more review, but I just did not have the mental capacity to do so.
This week, being a short work week, should not be as dramatic as last week. At least, I’m keeping my fingers crossed it is so. This means that I should be able to post at least a few more reviews. I’m hosting Thanksgiving at my house this year for those of us with no family in the area, and Connor starts indoor soccer this Friday. Between that, and getting ready for Christmas, I imagine the week will pass fairly quickly.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday and an even better week to come. Happy reading!