Friday, August 28, 2015

Weekend reads and winding down...

Today is my last day of sabbatical!

I wish I could announce I finished the second draft of my novel, but I didn't; I wish I could brag I read a dozen books, but I think I managed two. Instead, I spent almost all my time with Unabridged Baby, and I'm so grateful for that. I'm going to miss this face when I return to the office on Monday!

I am looking forward to resuming my routines, however. My long commute is great for both reading and knitting, and there's an active craft group at my office -- which means I'll knit over lunch and breaks, too. (This is important as I've got a long queue of things to knit -- holiday presents, more items for the baby before he outgrows them, and a few things for myself!)

I'm still nursing a book hangover from Naomi J. Williams' amazing Landfalls (which I need to review, but for now, just imagine me squee-ing and flailing) but have started Karen Abbott's Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War. I rarely read non-fiction but have had this one on my TBR since its release and I'm very excited to dig in now.

How has your summer gone? What are you reading this weekend?


  1. You're so smart to savor your time with your baby!

  2. Summer's been crazy busy, thank you for asking--although we did get in a family trip to England for my niece's wedding. Right now I'm reading Man-Eater: The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal by Harold Schechter for the HNS. It's pretty entertaining--I love me some nineteenth-century true crime, and this story kind of demonstrates how quickly the American West went from pioneer days to the modern world. Next up is an inspy romance, also for the HNS, so I'm ringing the changes nicely.

  3. I really enjoyed Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy. It's fun when nonfiction reads like a novel.

    I hope your transition back to work is smooth for you and the little one!