It amazes me how tired a weekend away can make me. I mean, I didn’t DO anything last weekend. The Lovely Roomie drove there and back, even encouraging me to sleep, like, all the time, so we would arrive with me fresh as a daisy.
Once there, I was in bed at a reasonable time every night, didn’t drink too too much, and got a ton of sleep. But I’m not used to sleeping in a bed, and I struggled to get comfortable, so the sleep, while plentiful, wasn’t exactly quality. That plus the fact that our bedroom was on the top floor, and my legs don’t work all that well anymore, so the walking upstairs—while I tried to keep it minimal—was exhausting.
So, not surprising that I mostly slept for the first two days back.
Today is a hard day, too. The Lovely Roomie (should I just call her LR for short, at this point?) lost her mom to a really aggressive cancer in the spring and the memorial is today. Her mom was amazing, with a rare lust for life and growth and creativity. She finished her memoir just a couple weeks before she died and LR’s dad edited the whole thing as a labor of love, and got it published. We will all get copies tomorrow, which is amazing. I’m so happy for Bonnie that she got this one thing finished, and I do want to go tomorrow and celebrate this passiomate, creative woman.
But at the same time, dammit, she should have seen her book.
I know I say this all the time, but man…life is brutal sometimes.
I did read four books this week, which felt like a lot since I spent so much time completely exhausted. The Holdout was a legal thriller/murder mystery by Academy Award-winning author Graham Moore. On the Ropes was a sexy romantic comedy from Kathryn Nolan, The Drowning Kind a ghost story of sorts, and also a thriller of sorts. Jennifer McMahon wrote that one. Really liked it! And Autoboyography was a queer coming of age story set against the background of the LDS church. Good, but wow…heartbreaking. From one of my new favorite Romance authors, Christina Lauren. I think that this is the third book of hers I’ve read this year, and none have disappointed.
That’s all from this end of the castle. Your homework for next week is to stay safe. Read. Tell someone you love them.
And yes, it will all be on the test.
The Sunday Post is a blog news meme hosted by Kimberly @Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead. Join in weekly, bi-weekly or for a monthly wrap up.
Visit caffeinatedbookreviewer.com for more information or visit The Sunday Post page.