Another weekend is gone by and I feel as if I accomplished nothing. But, all wasn’t lost because it was pretty peaceful around here, I’ve bagged a couple of books to get me through the week, and I’m on the mend from a nasty virus that finally caught up with me… after the sickation from school. I’m yearning for that peace and quiet a lot lately. After a full day with the kiddos at school and the roofing at home that’s been going on for over a month now, I’m long over due. Over. A. Month of hammering, trash in my yard, getting a peep show through my windows as they climb the ladder (not in a #creepy way, but when the ladder is in front of the bathroom window….um #awkward). I’m hoping this roof will last a while and it will all be worth it. It’s not just the shingles being replaced – boards are being replaced and icky mold is being removed; at least it isn’t toxic mold.
I bought a new book over the weekend, and it should arrive today. I plan to start it next week, and the book is called The Shimmering Road by Hester Young. I LOVED her Southern gothic, The Gates of Evangeline (if you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it), and The Shimmering Road is not a sequel but the second in the trilogy.
I’m finally starting Behind Her Eyes tonight and am simply giddy about it; my copy from Book of the Month Club arrived last week. Sarah @Sarah’s Bookshelves recently did a spoiler discussion on the book, and I wanted to participate, badly. I had to scroll past the post and comments with my eyes covered and humming a little do-wah-diddy-diddy-dum-diddy-do (oh, the temptation to peek) and leave a comment to mark the post so I can join in after reading the book. I’ve heard so much about that ending without being told anything about that ending. Everyone who’s read it has whet my appetite for this book.
My hairdresser, Hannah, loaned me a book by Lisa Scottoline and insisted that I read it. I’ve read this author before and enjoyed what I read, so I agreed. This is definitely one that will resonate with me, I think. It’s called Look Again and is about a woman who one day receives a flyer asking for information on a missing boy, a boy who just happens to resemble her adopted son. I can’t imagine where this is going to lead because the woman doesn’t just throw away the flyer and run away. My expectations are high, and Hannah wouldn’t steer me wrong.
I finished my two books from last week, The Night the Lights Went Out and The Impossible Fortress. I was very pleased with both books, as I expected to be, and the audio narrator for The Impossible Fortress was perfect as Billy. I’ll share my final thoughts later in the week for The Impossible Fortress. A formal review for The Night the Lights Went Out will come near release date.
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