Hey all, Dani here.
Today felt like the longest day ever at work. The minutes and hours just went by so slowly and it didn’t help that I just wanted to not be at work and instead to just be reading. But thankfully the day is over, and there is only one day left in the work week. So I’m really looking forward to another weekend of reading, and blogging. Because this weekend I’m doing all the writing and prep work for next week’s National Library Week posts, which is fantastic.
Anyway, I should start with talking about what I’ve done in the past week. Well, I tried out a couple more recipes in my Instant Pot, and we’re probably going to try a couple more new recipes this weekend. It has made cooking so much faster and in some ways easier. Don’t get me wrong; I love to cook, but it is so nice to make a dish that would normally take an hour or so instead will only take like twenty minutes. So I absolutely love my newest kitchen gadget.
And, of course, I’ve been playing more Animal Crossing. It is a relaxing game, and though there is a lot of taking out loans and all that, it doesn’t take a whole lot of time to repay them…unlike loans and debt in real life. It’s quite nice, and though my island is still fairly simple, I enjoy it.
Okay, well let’s talk about watches. We finished season 3 of “Grimm” and started season 4. We also watched “Super Troopers,” and “Watchmen,” and it was the first time Damian ever watched that movie, so that was pretty interesting.
All right, well that’s it for all of that, so let’s get into books.
Books finished: Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren, You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and narrated by Tatiana Maslany, The Library Book by Susan Orlean, Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron, and Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition Volume 4 by Natsuki Takaya.
Yeah, so it has been a pretty darn good week of reading. As you can see I have a couple of finished reads that will be part of my National Library Week set of posts, which I am so super excited about putting together for you all. 🙂 Oh, and I should mention that my finishing The Hunger Games was the audiobook version, and Tatiana Maslany was absolutely fantastic. She is so good at nailing the subtle nuances of tone and subtext. I’m going to have to pick up the audiobook versions of the rest of the trilogy to listen to in the future.
I am in the middle of a few different books right now, two of which are NetGalley reads. One I didn’t realize is actually like the fourth or fifth book in a series–oops–but I guess each book follows a different couple, so I’ve been able to follow along without being too confused. I’m also somehow reading a suspense/murder mystery story; it has witchcraft and Celtic lore and mythology in it, which is why I picked it up, but there’s more mystery than I had anticipated. Still, thankfully, I’m enjoying it. And I’m also starting to really get into Shorefall, which is a book I have highly anticipated since I finished reading the first book last year.
And there are so many books I want to read soon, so I have no idea what I’m picking up next. But I’m sure I’ll finish up my work week with some good reading, and then have a lovely weekend of reading, which sounds absolutely perfect to me. I’m so excited about all the books I’m reading and all the books I’ll be reviewing soon.
What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll be back soon with more bookish content.