Good Monday morning everyone. Did you happen to see yesterday? I managed to post a book review! Shocking I know… It had been about a month and a half since I actually finished a book. I’m actually going to be posting another review later today on a book of poetry that I’ve been reading for about two months. So long that I actually had to download it again from Net Galley in order to finish it… I do plan on starting another review book this afternoon and then hopefully I will be reading some of the titles I have actually purchased recently. With it getting colder and
fewer chores that need to be done. Scratch that, less interesting chores that need to be done, I truly hate putting up window plastic. I find myself more in the mood to sit down and read. Anyway, it is hard to believe October is half-way over and soon another year will have slipped away. I swear they didn’t pass this quickly when I was a child. Have a great week everyone and happy reading.
Okay, that might have been clickbait. Obviously, I can read but over the past month, I have noticed that I physically can’t read the words on a page anymore. I would love to be able to just walk into Target and pick up a pair of readers off the shelf but that isn’t possible for my prescription. I need a negative number and readers are essentially just magnifiers and don’t do squat for me. That means I need to dig out the insurance card, find out what providers are in the network, and make a freaking eye appointment. I need bifocals. I don’t really want to buy the expensive eyeglasses in the store like I’ve always done so I need to grow a backbone and say just give me the prescription, please. My husband had success ordering glasses online for work so I’m going to go the same route this time. I want to have multiple pairs of glasses, bifocals for work, a set pair of readers, and maybe a pair without the bifocals for distance while driving, while we are at it I might pick up a pair of prescription dark sunglasses.
In the meanwhile, I will continue with audiobooks and play my new game, Sims 4. Hopefully, I will have new glasses soon and be able to enjoy reading again.
Good Monday morning everyone. I hope you had a great weekend and to those of you that celebrate Easter a good holiday. Husband and I do not celebrate so our weekend was pretty much normal. He did get to work on Friday so that should be some nice holiday pay in next week’s paycheck. Still cold here in Eastern Iowa and I just ordered our third tank of propane this winter. Dammit. Oh well, we should have a mostly full tank going into next winter then. Hopefully, it will warm up soon as I would like to get out in the garden.
Started the Dark Hunter book I’ve been avoiding and so far it has been what I had feared. I’m not into the main characters. So far it seems to be 100% original plot which was my complaint with the last book but I still think it is going to be tough to get through this one. I wonder if I just need to move on from her books, that they won’t work for me anymore. I hope not she was my favorite author.
Brought home a pompom maker for my knitting projects and I have an idea to make some fun bookmarks. A google search tells me they have already been done before but I’ll post a picture to Instagram anyway when they are done.
Have a great week everyone and happy reading!
Good Monday morning everyone. Coming off a truly good weekend with the hubby. Saturday was a little tough as we were both frustrated with some light snow but we headed out anyway and did our weekly shopping. Sunday’s weather was much nicer and we spent much of the day outside working on projects. Hubby got a new toy drone to play with and I got some yard work done. In the evening we curled up on the couch to watch Star Trek. It was such a nice day and just what we both needed to relax. I did manage to get some reading done but not as much as I might have liked but that’s okay.
This week I have the next two audiobooks in the Charley Davidson series so I plan to work on a set of knit gloves and listen to them. I am also working on the spin-off Blackdagger Brotherhood’s latest release and I bought the novella in the main series that I will start after finishing that. After I am all caught up in that world I might move onto Kenyon and catch up in her series.
Spring starts tomorrow and I am so looking forward to warmer weather. Spring is my favorite time of year and hopefully, we get more than two weeks of it. I need to make plans for the birds and the garden too. Potatoes and onions could go in the ground soon but first, we need to clean it up from last year. I left it as is so the birds could pick through the leftover seeds over the winter.
Have a great weekend everyone and happy reading!
Read this month: 10 Books, 3,014Pages
Read this year: 21 Books, 6,122 Pages
Another great month of reading! Four of those pictured above are ARC titles that have not yet released so I’ve not posted their review yet. The Readers of Broken Wheel was a reread for a library book talk and since I just reviewed the title last year I decided to not post an updated review. Half of the titles are audiobooks which is really helping my numbers this year and my knitting habit! I’m also enjoying the revisit to series I previously enjoyed. A couple of disappointments this month with the first two pictured above didn’t work for me. Didn’t hate them enough to DNF but couldn’t give them more than two stars either. Somehow I also missed the blog’s birthday! On February 24th Read What I Like turned four. Happy anniversary!
I hope to keep up momentum with my reading this month. I have about three or four audiobooks that I am next in line for at my library. Hopefully they won’t all become available at the same time. I have two review books, well one review book and one set of review postcards from Blogging for Books. I said I was going to give up on the program but still find myself checking in on what they have to offer about once a week. I’m going to finish up two of the Bloodhound Files books and possible try to catch up with JR Ward or Sherrilyn Kenyon’s series. If I do go with either of those authors this month my numbers will be down next month as they both write bricks. I’ve also been toying with a month of Star Trek fiction so we will just have to wait and see what I’m in the mood for.
Happy Reading ~Amy
We have survived the snowpocalypse of last week. Not one big storm but a week of snowstorms every day and no snow blower. We ended up with a foot of snow altogether and it does look pretty as it didn’t drift and we don’t have anyone that walks through or play in it. That being said I hope most of it melts this week.
Been struggling with my audiobooks recently. I hope that I can have my turn at one of the three series I am working on. I am almost finished with a review book I am reading and no review books to pick afterward. I am going to find something on my to-read bookshelf at home. I need to catch up on several series by favorite authors of mine.
Going to leave it here as I have another cancer check-up today and need to leave soon. Have a great week!
Good Monday morning everyone. Like many other spots in the US we are experiencing another arctic blast here in Iowa so today I’m going to be hibernating in my living room under a thick blanket and wearing about two layers as I knit and listen to my audiobook. This blast feels worse than the one we had in the new year that froze the pipes and car up but it is probably just the wind making everything so miserable. I’ve already spent far too much time on YouTube today so this afternoon I hope to stay off the computer and work on projects or read. I have managed to get into my current review book but have been a bit distracted with the Charley Davidson series to make much progress. I’m almost done with book five and have book six already downloaded so maybe after I finish those I can finish up the review title. If you follow me on Instagram you know that I’ve already broken my book buying ban for the year when I couldn’t pass up the latest release by J.R. Ward. Of course, I need to read last year’s book The Chosen, to avoid spoilers, before I can dive into the latest from the spin-off series.
Well, I’ll leave you here and hopefully I’ll finish a book this afternoon and can bring you a review. Have a great week everyone!