It’s Monday! is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.
It’s Monday, and I’m back at work! I’d like to say I’m happy the shutdown is over – from a policy perspective I am, but those two weeks off were really nice. You would think two weeks would feel like a long time but it flew by. Some of that time was spent on an awesome visit to see my family in Phoenix, so it wasn’t all sitting around at home – plus I had lots of homework (and housework) to do.
Going back to work last week was tough – big deadlines missed, tons of work to make up, and a surprising number of staff who seemed to have made other plans. This week doesn’t look much easier, so already I have to say I’m missing my time off. Part of me feels like I should have done more with it – cleaned the garage, redesigned my blog, etc. But the other part of me is just really glad I took some time to relax, since it won’t come again any time soon.
So what have I been reading? Here’s what I’ve read in October so far:
- Every Day by David Levithan
- Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews
- Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
- The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan
- The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling)
It’s been a pretty “light” reading month, nothing too challenging, with one exception. I have to give a big “WOW” to The Panopticon. A tough read, but amazing. The problem with light reading is, it’s entertaining but it doesn’t move you. I really liked Doctor Sleep and Cuckoo’s Calling, but only Panopticon left me an emotional wreck. And that’s the read I’ll remember.
What’s next? I’m not sure actually. Here’s what I have on my Kindle, although I really want to read MaddAddam and The Lowland:
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
- Song of the Quarkbeast by Jasper Fforde
- Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
- The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
- Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Suggestions? Look for at least one new review and my last Doctor Sleep readalong post this week.
Happy Monday and happy back-to-work for the feds out there! Whether I’m happy about it or not, at least we’re all back where we’re supposed to be.