Friday, May 23, 2014

Weekend reads and not reading much...

I probably can't keep blaming everything on being pregnant, but I've been in a real reading funk. I've got plenty of good books but little energy/motivation to read. There's some real life drama in my life that is stressing me out (not related to the baby -- he's fine, thankfully!) and I'm finding it hard to concentrate on much, sadly.

So sorry for not posting so much this month -- hopefully I can recover for June!

My weekend read is The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams. I might also start Jane Austen's Emma, which was my Classic Club Spin pick.

What are you reading this weekend?

15 comments:

  1. I've been out of pocket lately so I didn't realize you're pregnant. What exciting news - congratulations!! Things have been stressful here as well so my reading is pretty much non-existent right now.

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    1. I just announced it a few weeks ago, so it still feels pretty new! Sorry to hear abt stressful stuff in your life -- bummer! May we both get stress-free time soon!

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  2. I'm sorry about the stress in your life. Hope everything gets better.

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    1. Thanks, Laurelee -- it is a v specific event that will be over soon -- just have to get there!

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  3. Hope you get some time to relax this weekend -- and we know the baby is a he?! Yay!

    I'll be continuing with Emma Straub's The Vacationers, a read I chose specifically because I'm headed out on vacation myself tomorrow. It's a bit slow at the moment, but I have a feeling it's about to pick up!

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    1. Yes, we just found out! That helps us streamline the name list, thankfully!

      Can't wait for your review of The Vactioners -- sounds great and is on my TBR!

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  4. I'll add my belated congratulations, too... so much traveling the past few months, I missed your news!

    I'm finishing The Interestings today and am not quite sure what will be next. Can't wait to read Beatriz Williams latest novel!

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  5. Relax, but that can be hard, so read ;)

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  6. I hope things resolve quickly for you, Audra! As for reading and baby, just remember your body is literally growing a brain, heart, and liver. That's a lot of dang work. ;) You're probably listless and exhausted on top of the other drama so yeah...don't worry. Your love for the page will return very soon.

    As for my reading this weekend, I'm hitting heavy research and if I have time, I'm going to squeeze in some The Golem and the Jinni, which I'm very excited to read.

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  7. I very clearly remember having no energy at all for a number of months when I was pregnant! I'd get home from work, sit on the couch for a minute to relax and be out like a light before I knew it :). I'm sure your energy will come back soon as well as your reading cravings (probably about the time all the other cravings come too!).

    This weekend I'm finishing up The Sea Garden by Deborah Lawrenson then diving into Mrs. Poe. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  8. You definitely can you the pregnancy "excuse" as much as you like :) I'm sure it really is draining with that little person growing inside of you! I loved Emma-it's one of my favorite Austen novels. I've also heard some terrific things about The Secret Life of Violet Grant.

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  9. I still blame lots of things on my little guy in utero:-) In all seriousness, the past month or two I've finally found my reading energy again (and found more than I had pre-pregnancy.) I hope you find yours sometime soon too. And hooray for a boy!

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  10. I just haven't felt like picking up books lately either - I enjoy them when I am reading them, and they are good stories, but when I would normally go in and read at night, I have been opting to continue browsing the web instead!

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  11. Um, okay. So clearly I am a bad bloggy friend for missing so much over the past year. I had no idea you were pregnant!! A much belated congratulations! I have a six-month-old and I will never achieve anything in life greater than him. And also, he is the reason why I've been so out of the loop for so long! :) Pregnancy makes you nonchalant about anything other than, well, being pregnant And then when you have the little one around, you're more focused with them instead of the book you think you want to read. But, at the end of the day, it's all okay because they are just too precious for words. It all makes sense. Anyway, congratulations again, and I'm so sorry I've been in la-la land for the past whatever it's been :)

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  12. Blame it on the pollen. That's what I am doing. I hope you feel much better real soon.
    I am reading Cassandra Clare's 6th book in the Mortal Instruments Series. City of Heavenly Fire. Be good to yourself. Relax and enjoy the weekend. It's the little moments that count. Fare the Well!

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