It has been quite the week – long hours, cold weather. Thankfully, we have one more week until the auditors arrive. There is an end in sight. I hope.
The kids are settling into this semester nicely. Homework, practices, more homework, more practices. It keeps them busy. It keeps us busy. It was a rough week for reading or downtime, but I hope to remedy that today. Offseason winter weekend days are perfect for that.
I am on a weird reading kick lately in that none of the books I have been reading are remotely similar to each other. I am crossing all genres and topics, as confirmed yet again in this week’s What Are You Reading? post and subsequent reviews. First, I hit the horror genre with Seth Grahame-Smith’s The Last American Vampire. I think it could really cross over into the comedy category because I find the main characters exploits highly amusing, but then again, I may be a little blase about horror these days. I moved on to the sweet but oh-so-confusing and slightly odd debut by Emma Hooper, Etta and Otto and Russell and James. My review makes it sound like I enjoyed it more than I did. In reality, all those warnings I mention are because I was guilty of doing all of them and ended up finishing the book with a rather perplexed look on my face. If someone wants to tell me how it ends, I would appreciate it because I still have no idea. I ended up the week with a fun but a tad predictable debut by Eric Smith, Inked. I cannot get over that cover. It is seriously one of the most beautiful covers I’ve seen in a while. This whole week is about as eclectic as it gets, folks.
It really was not an exciting week as everyone was firmly into our regular routine. I hope everyone had as quiet week and are enjoying a relaxing weekend as well. Have a great Sunday!
So sorry for your loss.im not a blogger just know in the Twitter sense a few of the wonderful women.watcchingthe hysteria&cover the reactions to someone who yes did something terribly wrong but very few took a deep breath&thoughy maybe she was in overhear head&needed..
As far as your job I always worry about co workers reading things interpreting them& it as ammunition.ive run a business husbands law firm&the both of us had a firm policy of treating employees with respect as long as you got your work done who cares what your listening to a happy employee is more productive.
Enjoy your break!
I’m reading a pretty diverse group of books right now, too, but I like it that way. 🙂
I sent your review of Inked to my sister; she’s a tattoo fanatic and loves reading books that involve ink.
Woot!! I hope she likes it. It isn’t a bad book by any means although fairly simplistic and obviously a debut novel. But damn, those tattoos!
I have been opposite to you. Not only did I stay in the same genre, but I read four books from the same series in a row. I never do that… I enjoyed it, though! It is nice to catch-up on a series.
I have so many series, I could probably do that with no problems. Not only could, but I probably should do that one year!
I hope you got some reading time today! I added Red Queen to my list – you convinced me from your comment yesterday. 🙂
Hope this week is calm for you! Our year end is in April, and our prep is just starting now. Going to be a busy few months…ugh!
I was able to finish one book and am getting ready to start another one, so I consider today a success. I’m so glad you are going to read Red Queen. I think you are going to love it.
I feel your pain. I am so glad ours is ending. I don’t think I can take much more of this pace.
I’ve been crossing genres lately too, which is odd for me because usually I’m strictly a crime fiction reader. I have been delving into graphic novels and science fiction, though, over the last few weeks. Who knows where this week might take me? Maybe even (GASP) nonfiction, who knows? 🙂
Ha. When you start hitting historical fiction or even YA, then we know something is in the air. 🙂