Sunday, December 20, 2015

It's Monday and I am a tired lady

This week. It's been crazy. Shopping and baking and cleaning, oh my. I am happy to report that come hell or high water or insane days, I will still be reading. 

I'm finding myself way behind reviews, so I'm trying to fit a bunch in before I go on a break around Christmas. This week, I reviewed Sweet Tooth, Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders, We Never Asked For Wings, and Accidental Saints. I have some posts scheduled for the next few days, and then I plan to take a blog break until 2016.

In the past few days, I read the lovely Emily, Alone. Sometimes quieter books are slow and a little boring. This is definitely not the case here. I intended to read Sara Bareilles' memoir after that, but I messed up Netgalley again. When you download a book to Kindle, you get to keep it past its expiration date. This does not seem to be the case for books read as PDFs. I still plan to read the book, but I'm going to have to go get it from the library.

In the meantime, I sped through The Wrath and the Dawn in one glorious day. I love anything that references One Thousand And One Nights, so this was right up my alley. I snuck in The Mysterious Benedict Society just under the wire this weekend. Who knew you could get so much reading done in the kitchen, while waiting for something to finish on the stove or in the oven?

        Emily, Alone     The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)  The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1)

Next up is Kitchens of the Great Midwest. After that, I plan to read the much-loved Fates and Furies before it has to go back to the library.

           Kitchens of the Great Midwest   

I'm off to make some rice pudding and Christmas cookies. What are you reading this week?


30 comments:

  1. I've been making Texas Trash today (hot Chex Mix) and dipping in and out of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I'm itching to read something else, though, so I'm considering trying Sarah MacLean for the first time!

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  2. Sounds like you're fitting in reading where you can! Hard to believe it's almost Christmas, this month has flown by. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas too, Greg!

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  3. It is great that the kindle books don't expire from NetGalley but if you lose it because it is a PDF must be annoying! Hope you have a calm enjoyable Christmas.

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    1. Thanks, Kathryn. I hope you had the same!

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  4. Enjoy your holiday and don't worry too much about reviews! January can kick our butt about that, but that's not till a few weeks ;)

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    1. Do I have to let January kick my butt now?? :)I hope you had a great Christmas!

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  5. I find that reading while cooking results in a lot of burnt food :-)

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    1. Haha, it was mostly baking. When I'm just waiting those few minutes for the timer to go off for some cookies, I kept a book close by.

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  6. I don't know how you manage to read so many books. I have been plodding away on the two I have going. Family will be arriving tomorrow then the reading will be only at bedtime. Hope you have a great Holiday!

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    1. I'm not saying that sometimes I skip doing the dishes in favor of reading, but it might happen sometimes. :)

      Hope your holiday was wonderful too!

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  7. My goal next year is to blog and forget the book club and do not get behind in reviews. It is so easy to do, reading is more fun.

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    1. So true! I always end up with a stack of books to catch up on.

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  8. Behind on reviews sounds familiar. Wishing you and the family a great Christmas!

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    1. Thank you Ciska! I hope you had a great Christmas too.

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  9. So glad you enjoyed Emily, Alone! Kitchens of the Great Midwest and Fates & Furies are both on my wish list.

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    1. The O'Nan books are great. I think he is one of my favorite authors.

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  10. Fates and Furies and Kitchens are on my must reads list. Hope you enjoy!

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    1. I enjoyed them both, although I debated giving up on Fates and Furies before I got really sucked into the story!

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  11. I read in the kitchen all the time while I wait for water to boil or something to finish. Every minute of reading counts! :)

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    1. Exactly! Finding those little pockets of time makes a big difference. :)

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  12. I like the sound of Emily Alone.

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    1. It's a wonderful read. I hope you get the chance to pick it up, Mystica!

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  13. You've been busy! I hope you like "Kitchens" -- I really enjoyed it. I didn't really know what I was getting into going in and I don't want to spoil it for you, but it was written in kind of a different way and that ended up being my favorite thing about the book. I'm on hold for "Fates and Furies" at the library and I'll get it one of these days! (P.S. I'm all about sneaking in a few pages while the cookies are in the oven!)

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    1. Yes! I was so impressed by something new in literary fiction.

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  14. I want The Great Kitchens of The Midwest.

    Going to check out your review of We never asked for wings.

    ENJOY your week, and Merry Christmas.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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    1. I hope you had a great Christmas, Elizabeth! Can't wait to hear what you think of Kitchens of the Great Midwest.

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  15. I love sneaking in reading in stolen minutes. Toasting a muffin? There's prime reading time right there!

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    1. Exactly! Two minutes and five minutes add up over time! :)

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