It’s either feast or famine at work. The past month, my hours were reduced. Now, I’m working an extra five hours a week for the next few Wednesdays, cutting in to my blog hopping time. I’ve also taken on a second job with the local chapter of the Autism Society of America, an organization that has been very good to our family as we navigate life with two of our four kids on the autism spectrum. It’s only a few hours a month most of the year, but I’m happy to be a part of of a great resource for families in our area.
It’s also WWW Wednesday, where we bloggers talk about what we’re reading, what we’ve read, and what we’re going to read.
What am I reading/listening to?
America by Mike Bond ($2.99 on Kindle, available May 4), the first of a 7-volume historical fiction series. This volume is set in the mid-1950’s to the early 1960’s. I’m about half way through the book and it seems to be losing it’s focus, but I’ll soldier on and try to finish it.
Being Ethel (in a World that Loves Lucy) (Amazon) is an audiobook I picked up. It’s written and narrated by a local author. I need to read one book by a local author for one of my reading challenges. The problem is, the main character is supposed to be 23 and the narrator, the author, clearly is not. She definitely sounds middle-aged, maybe even older. And the book is Christian fiction with a lot of sermonizing; I don’t have a problem with it, but the book in no way is advertised that way.
Famous Mistakes (Nancy Drew Diaries #17) (Amazon) The coolest thing about this audiobook so far is the joke Nancy makes about being really good at finding out who is causing sabotage. I’ve complained over and over how that seems to be the focus of every book, so at least the ghostwriter is acknowledging the fact that the plots are unoriginal.
What did I finish reading/listening to?
The Kennedy Debutante: A Novel by Kerri Maher It’s all about Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy, sister to the president.
Blue by Danielle Steel This is not your typical Danielle Steel novel full of romance and opulance.
The Haunting of Heliotrope Lane (Nancy Drew Diaries #16) by Carolyn Keene I was not the biggest fan of this particular volume.
Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella This was my first Sophie Kinsella novel, and it won’t be my last, but I was ultimately disappointed in the book.
What do I plan to read/listen to next?
It’s a toss up. I’ve got some library books to pick up on Friday, a couple of ARCs to read, as well as a ton of audiobooks to choose from. I usually change my mind from what I put down here, anyway, so this week I’m not naming any books. 🙂
What about you? What are you reading or listening to this week? Do you have any recommendations?
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I hope work calms down a bit for you soon!
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I’m reading Extras from the Uglies series. So far the series has been good, but I’m not sure I like how things have turned out at this point.
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