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My Reading Life at The Moment

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I don’t think it’s possible to read any slower than I have been. I mean, really people. It’s just not possible.

I don’t know what my deal is. I just feel like lingering on the page for way too long. Yes, the books are good. I am so close to finishing Salem’s Lot. I really just need to sit myself down and finish those last few pages so I can move on, right?

And Finders Keepers was put on hold to read Salem’s Lot for the read-along and now it sits, ever so patiently, waiting for me to pick it up again. It was great! There is no reason for me not to finish it.

The Boston Girl. Ugh.  I totally forgot about my book club meeting this week so I am attempting to read this one quickly for Thursday’s meeting. So far, it’s delightful but again, I want to linger a bit and I don’t have the time to do it.

Kafka on the Shore. Oh yes, I’ve read it before but another blogger and I will be reading it this month. I feel as if Murakami will fix me up. I need a literary push. A shove, if you will. Murakami’s writing does that to me.

Goodreads sent me a reminder yesterday saying that I am woefully behind on my reading goals for the year. Yes, Goodreads! I know this!

This time of the year does something to me. And because we rarely see seasons here in California, one month rolls into the next without any fanfare so it’s easy for it to be a big blur by the time the Christmas tree is up.

I swore I would not let this happen.

There’s still time though and now that this is all out of my head I am just going to jump back into it with lots of hot coffee, cold coffee and spiced cider and make it all happen. I LOVE this time of year and reading is what makes it so special to me. So that’s it. I am picking myself up and dusting myself off and jumping in.

I can tell from my reader that some of you are in the same place. We all need a little shove that will send us back to our bookshelves in search of that perfect book to pull us back in.

We can do this. Are you with me?

Friday: What Not

Friday What Not

This entire week flew by in an instant! I took Monday and Tuesday off to work on The Girl’s room. I finished all of the components late Tuesday but man it wiped me out! I just need to put the headboard up and then I will share pics.

On Wednesday, since it was The Girl’s birthday and we were nursing some wounds over the cast list for Peter Pan (take a guess) we went out for a nice dinner but man, I was dying. I ate some canned tuna for lunch and had a horrible allergic reaction! My lymph nodes are still swollen. I may need to carry around an EpiPen from here on out because the reaction hit me incredibly fast.

Needless to say, I’ve been a little bit of a mess. BUT, I’ve been reading Salem’s Lot and Neverwhere and just need to get to The Quick in order to keep all my read-along commitments on the up and up.

Speaking of Stephen King, book 3 of the Mr. Mercedes series was announced yesterday.  You can read a little bit about it, here.  I love the cover.

End of Watch

This weekend, I will be spending a good chunk of Saturday trying to find housing for my mother and sister. It’s a long story but since my father’s death, they’ve not been able to make ends meet and the cost of living in the immediate Los Angeles area is just too high. It’s been stressing me out. There are lots of complicated details that make this a very sticky situation but I am praying for a miracle.

At some point this weekend, I also have to sit down with The Teen to plan the Theatre Halloween party he is having at our house. I love a good party but it does take planning and right now he is flying by the seat of his pants.

Anyway, I just wanted to pop-in since I haven’t been around much this week. It’s still hot here!! Not in the mood to decorate for Halloween but I suppose I will have to at some point.

Have you decorated yet?