The last couple of weeks have been rough reading weeks. I had my book club read The Postmistress, which I know some people really liked but I found it incredibly dull so I found other things to do instead of reading. I finally forced myself to read 150 pages in 1 1/2 days so I could get it finished for book club and wound up 40 pages short the night of the book discussion. I really wish I could put down a book I’m just not into, but I can’t! I have to finish it…I have to know if it get’s better…I have to know how it ends! Arrggghhh!
After that I was relieved to be able to start The Winters in Bloom by Lisa Tucker. This one went so much faster! Review will be up on this one mid-week.
This week will be one of those weeks (as I explained to my husband) that I’ll barely see him. I wanted to slap the slow smile that creeped up on his face when I said that, but I know he’ll really miss me. Err…he’ll really miss my cooking. One of these days he’ll appreciate me *as I wave my scepter around* 🙂
After my Monday through Friday day job my week looks like this:
Monday- Boy Scouts
Tuesday- Watch my future granddaughter while her mother goes to religious ed classes
Wednesday-My youngest son starts confirmation classes and they are holding a parent info meeting the first night
Thursday- I am the facilitator for a 26 week Bible Study on Revelation that starts this night
Friday- My son is going on a Boy Scout weekend campout and I have to drop him off at the meeting place, then my cousin and I are going in a different direction for a girls campout weekend of our own. We’ve never done this together and I’m psyched! (We’re going to try out the portable camping blender and make some Margaritas!)
Saturday- still camping
Sunday- pack up from our campout, pick up my son from his, go home and collapse in an exhausted, but hopefully happy heap!
Of course, in between all this I hope to get in a page or two. While I’m not incredibly optimistic about getting a lot done I am shooting for this one:
Chip and Emily Linton wanted to escape a nightmare. Months before, Chip had ditched the jet he piloted into Lake Champlain after both its engines failed. His decision led to disaster: More than three dozen passengers died and Linton himself had lapsed into a PSTD response that verges on insanity. Now, he, his wife, and twin 10-year-old daughters have escaped, or so they think, to a decrepit Victorian mansion in New Hampshire’s sleepy White Mountains. Before long, however, the house and neighborhood around it become scenes of threatening paranormal visitations and the family is thrust into a realm where uncertainty is the only norm.
I love the way Chris Bohjalian writes so I’m looking forward to this psychological thriller!
That’s it for me. Have a great week and keep those pages turning!
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey