Hi!!! While I’ve been at home from our roadtrip for a week, I’m still feeling a bit unsettled. My computer crashed yesterday when I started going through the 700+ pictures from New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah. So now I’m typing this on a new Mac which feels completely foreign from my PC (also, happy birthday to me). But slowly and surely I’ll dig my way out and find a bit of normalcy…that’s how life works, right?
Yesterday while I was catching up on magazine reading I discovered that today is National Book Lover’s Day. That’s basically every day for me (and I’m guessing you), but I thought I’d make mention of it. Hope you’re reading something you’re loving!
That’s really it for now–it’ll be 105 by the day’s end and I’m feeling a little brain fried as well. Here’s to hoping that this week will be a big return to normal.
Until then, I just wanted to say hi!
On Instagram, someone asked me how I find time to read on trips. That’s probably the one benefit of having napping kids–I make it my excuse to lie down with them and read while they sleep (Evie refused the pack n play the first night which meant she really did need someone to lie down with her). Otherwise, our days are go go go! I did, however, manage to get a bit of reading done on our trip!
Books Recently Finished: I finished Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander #4). I listened to almost half of it before the trip and finished the rest on the trip. Also on the trip we listened to Armada by Ernest Cline. I was completely underwhelmed but Scott enjoyed it. Since coming home I finished In the Midnight Rain by Barbara Samuels. This was a gift from Lisa and a foray into romance that I don’t normally take, but I enjoyed the read.
New Books in the House: I did get a copy of Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee, but I’m not in a hurry to read it. Since we left for our trip shortly after the release, I missed all of the hoopla in the following weeks. What I have heard, though, hasn’t been good. Unfortunate. I’ve also been using up my Audible credits for the Outlander books as I’m thinking of cancelling my membership for something like Scribd. Haven’t decided yet, though.
New Books on my E-Reader: I picked up Trail of Broken Wings by Sejal Bedani. My sister read it last month and recommended it (plus it’s on sale). I also got a copy of Sense & Sensibility since I picked my paper copy off the shelf and determined that the print was too small.
Books on the Nightstand: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen! It’s been almost two years since I’ve read something published before 1900–shameful!! It’s high time I add some classics back into the rotation. I’m not very far into the book yet, but I am enjoying it. On audio I’m listening to A Gift Upon the Shore by Mk Wren.
I’d love to hear about what you’re reading!