It was a good, but stressful week. Ben and I were wrapping up a lot of the legal stuff with our home loan, we did our taxes, and we’re starting the packing process. I’m excited to move into our house in a few weeks, but it’s going to be a busy month.
I spent one day of this weekend so sick I didn’t even have the energy to read in bed. It was awful. Sunday, I spent the day refreshing and trying to get myself in order. I know this month is going to be really busy and difficult so I’m trying to prepare myself and make sure I still have some goals, like working out and cooking. After my sick weekend, I also need to try eating a little better. It’s been years since I’ve had an acid reflux flare-up like that, and I’ll take it as a cue to do better. I’m a sucker for junk food, so hopefully I can stay on track.
What I Read
I glanced through the YALSA Hub Challenge list to see what books would be good picks for Women’s History Month and decided to read a couple of picture books on the list. My first read was I Dissent, about Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I went ahead and read it the other night. The Underground Railroad totally gripped me this week so I spent most of my reading time listening to that audiobook. I finished it this weekend. It was heavy and I’ll need a little time before I can write about it.
What I’m Reading
I am barely making it through Villette. I think I’ve finally gotten to the part where things will start happening. Classics always take some perseverance in the beginning. I’ve been neglecting The Hate U Give. It’s so good, but I’ve read so many heavy books on racism lately. Hopefully, I can get a little space from those books this week and get back into this one. I started The Trump Survival Guide because I’m getting a little depressed again. I need something that will tell me I can make a difference and tell me how to do that.
I’m not really in a place to start anything right now. I have an audiobook ready to go, but I want to take a break from audiobooks for a few days or perhaps the whole week. When I get ready for it, I’ll be listening to My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me. I may start reading chapters here and there of Wonder Women. I expect it will be easy to pick up and put down for quick reading bursts.
On the Blog
- [6 Mar] What I’m Reading 
- [8 Mar] March (review)
What I’m Reading is a mashup post I write to participate in two existing book blog memes. It’s just a little easier for me to write one wrap up each week than to split them into three different posts. I guess I’m being a bit lazy. It’s Monday! What are You Reading? is hosted by Book Date and is a blog meme about reviewing what you’ve read and what you plan to read. It also allows bloggers to visit each other and bond of our love of reading. Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tyga’s Reviews is a blog meme for sharing all the books you’ve added to your shelves, including book mail, new purchases, review copies, and library hauls.