January 19, 2018

Friday Reads 1/19/18

I've been a little MIA this week. It's been a bit busy. Work picked up and I started my classes for the quarter this week, so I just couldn't squeeze it in. Sorry about that.

It's finally Friday! I have big plans this weekend! Tonight is book club, which is always a good time. Tomorrow I'm getting my nails done. I decided that's what I wanted to spend some Christmas money on. I have to work on Sunday and then we have bells and dance. At some point in there, I need to get a whole bunch of school work done. Oy!

I am having some angst about my reading. I'm trying to decide what to do about it. I have read exactly one book this month. My TBR had, like, 5 books on it. I look at those books and I don't really want to read them. Just meh. If I have a choice between reading and watching YouTube, I usually pick YouTube. This is not great for getting good sleep at night, because I notice when I am looking at a screen before bed, I wake up a lot during the night. But sometimes I just don't want to focus on a book. But I know it's better for me in the long run. Ugh! So here's my plan:


Underwater by Marisa Reichardt - I've started this. It's not terrible. I will probably keep reading it. I take this one to work with me and read it at lunch on days when I've brought my lunch. That didn't happen this week. I was only at work for lunch 3 days and I didn't have any leftovers to bring. I cooked, but we ate it all. So, I henceforth plan to bring a lunch and read my book at lunch. At least a few days a week.

Almost Nearly Perfect People

The Almost Nearly Perfect People by Michael Booth - I have also started this one, and am enjoying it. Booth is a Brit married to a Dane and they move back to her home country. They had lived there before and he was miserable, but he had recently heard all the news about the Scandinavian countries being the happiest places on earth. He couldn't figure out what they were talking about, so he used this new move back to Denmark as an opportunity to figure it out. This is my bedtime reading book. I really need to turn off the laptop and read a book to fall asleep. I sleep better at night, and my next day is less punctuated with yawns. Self-discipline! I mean, what's wrong with me? I love to read!

So I haven't totally given up on my TBR list for January. I just need to focus a little bit. I am enjoying these books, so it's not like punishment. What are you reading this weekend?