(Not) Forgotten

I’m stopping in for just a moment to let you know I still do plan on updating this blog thing. My life hasn’t gotten crazy(ier) or anything, but I can’t seem to find the time to update. I think the main culprit is one of my goals for the new year:

READING

It was a goal at the beginning of the year to read more than a couple of recipes throughout the year. The huge snow storms that this area got during the winter definitely kick started my re-emergence into reading. I joined Goodreads to keep track of my progress and to motivate me to continue reading. I started placing holds on books at the library.

Those holds started becoming available.

I now have so many books checked out from the library you could call me the Imelda Marcos of books.

Maybe it’s not that bad but it seems that way. The tiny bit of me that is OCD or AR or slightly control freakish won’t allow myself to lapse on the overdue dates or just return the books to the library unread.

I. must. finish. every. single. book.

I still only get about two hours to read during the day, right before bedtime usually. The rest of the day is filled with school, groceries, sometimes cleaning even, and general kid stuff. So the blog has moved to the back burner. Sniff. Sniff.

We’ve been doing some pretty cool stuff and have some cool stuff going on on the horizon so I really should be updating more often.

But I can’t seem to put this down when I have a free moment:

Bloodroot by Amy Greene

Great writing, clever craftsmanship and a subject that I am tangentially familiar with has drawn me into the story. I cannot escape until the last page, and even then I’m thinking that I will wish it weren’t over. Much better than the trash I read before it.

I hope to be back to blogging regularly soon. I’m not making promises until I’ve gotten this library book pile under control.

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10 thoughts on “(Not) Forgotten

  1. Ooooo – looks good! It’s only $9.99 on Kindle, so maybe I’ll stalk the best sellers pages and hope that it is free at some point. But – with the rave review you have given, I doubt I’ll be able to wait that long. I just started reading the Melissa Marr Wicked Lovely series, so this book will have to be my next victim!

    • Vicki says:

      It was emotionally draining for me…NOT in a bad way though. A book is good, for me, if I get drawn into the characters’ lives, like I did with this one. Let me know when you read it!

    • Vicki says:

      I started reading more when I was nursing my second child. I read some Philippa Gregory books. Then she became a toddler and I stopped reading altogether šŸ˜‰ Now I’m picking it back up and I’m really enjoying it. I’ve even read a couple of classics!

  2. Glad to hear it’s just books keeping you at bay. šŸ™‚

    Reading is a very good excuse indeed. I got off to a good start a few years ago, reading about 40 books then little by little it shrank to single digits ’til the digit was either 1 or 0!

    We’ll wait for ya …

    • Vicki says:

      Yes, it could be worse šŸ˜‰ I wish I had more discipline to be more efficient to get everything crammed into my day that I’d like to do. I’d like to get back into genealogy too…sigh…

  3. Okay, yet ANOTHER book to put on my TBR list…

    I just went through my library books this morning. I’m moving in a month, and new I wouldn’t get through them all. Returning 4-5 of the them unread. I try not to have TOO many out at a time, but always get so many “just in case” for the Read-a-thon that it takes a while to get back down to a reasonable number.

    • I’ve put The Help on hold at the library and I’m number eleventy-six in line, even with multiple copies in circulation it’s going to take forever for me to get it.

      You’re going to love Bloodroot!

      Vicki on the phone

  4. I love reading too. Please keep sharing any good books you like! I am always looking for books to read!!! I don’t have the luxury of just going to the book store/library to look around, so keep me updated šŸ™‚

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