Another weekend … another update!
In my life:
Why HELLO there! It seems like FOREVER since I did my last Sunday Reads post and I have to say that while a break was definitely necessary, it’s wonderful to be back and blogging this week. *hugs all of you*
Life hasn’t been all that busy. Just me growing a baby and all that. I’ve had a few scares and a few trips to the hospital, but nothing OVERLY serious, which has been nice. In the last month or so I’ve also started buying things for baby, including some books (obviously) and some other things I’ll know I need when he or she comes.
I also got to go visit the lovely ANNE from Creativity’s Corner at the end of May (seriously, the last update post I wrote was, like, May 19th — I’m way behind!). We went and saw the new Star Trek movie, did a Doctor Who puzzle, and did a lot of chatting. The only thing that made me nervous was flying by myself since I hadn’t done that since 1999 when I went to California to see Tori Amos in concert. After *almost* missing my flight in Toronto, I was so happy to finally get on the plane and get home … I love Canada. But thank you to Anne for having me!
The husband and I have had lots of dates around the city — and we’ve spent lots of time just chilling on the couch, watching movies. You will see in my reading update that reading kind of took a backseat for a while, too. We also had a BBQ for dad’s birthday, as well as LOTS of other BBQs when it came time to announce our upcoming baby.
Honestly, other than spending way too many hours watching crappy TV shows during the day while crocheting, occasionally taking a break to get groceries or bake some bread, I haven’t been doing a lot. It’s been kind of nice.
It’s also nice to have a view like this …
Even if it comes with evening skies like this (that usually bring rain) …
In reading (& blogging):
In the ENTIRE PERIOD that I have been abscent from updates like this, I have to say that I haven’t been reading OR blogging.
*hides head in shame*
BUT … I did come back into the wonderful world of book blogging on Tuesday. Prior to that, it had been TWO WEEKS since I read ANYTHING and even before that, I felt like i was forcing myself to find the time to read — even though I had plenty of time to do so. Let’s just say that the first few months of pregnancy brought lots of nausea and LOTS of tiredness. It was just too much work to open and read a book, unfortunately.
Thankfully, my energy is coming back and this week I read SIX BOOKS and I feel like I’m finally ready to get back at everything. And it’s been FUN! I’ve loved carving out that time in the morning to check out blogs, to format posts, etc. And then spending more time reading and exploring all the books in my home library.
I was so very lucky to acquire a KINDLE from lovely Edmonton author Trina M. Lee a few weeks or so ago. I’ve read a few review books on it and it’s so awesome! I love how easy it is to move books from NetGalley to the Kindle. WAY easier than the Kobo. AND I have to say that my book buying “ban” has been a thing of the past. I’ve gotten quite a few books in the last month — too many to mention here — and can’t wait to read them. Let’s just say, I am ALL about the book sales lately.
This week it’s the Hot Summer Reads read-a-thon and I’m VERY excited for it! I started listening to The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey, and I’m reading Uncharted by Tracey Garvis Graves, a novella that’s a companion to her amazing book, On the Island. Other books I plan to read this week include LOTS of review books, since I’m way behind in my review book reading. I must conquer that pile!
How was your week? Have you read anything good lately?