Wednesday, September 17, 2014

This Week Wins

Y'all. Work is just nutty. I think it really might be the root of all my woes lately whether they be insomnia-related, reading and blog slumpiness. It's a lot. And then yesterday I woke up feeling terrible, stayed home from work for the day, and recharged. It was just...vital.



On the up side, I finished White is for Witching, by Helen Oyeyemi. While it wasn't as frustrating to read as Boy, Snow, Bird, I ultimately had a few issues with it. More to come in a review for #Diversiverse! This one also counts for RIP IX!

I also taste-tested a couple of books, ultimately sticking with The Night Guest, by Fiona McFarlane.

Books coming up on the stack:



I hope you're all reading. A lot. I'm going to eat fried chicken for lunch because this is a day that screams for fried chicken.




15 comments:

  1. Oh goodness, sometimes you just need to take care of yourself a bit. I'm glad you are feeling better.

    I'm also glad I'm not the only one who "taste tests" before deciding which book I should read next! :)

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  2. Ugh, I hope things calm down soon.

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  3. I'm glad the day off from work helped you recharge! And I'll be interested to hear what you think of We Are Not Ourselves.

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  4. I've had weeks like that where I just ended up basically over stimulated. I'm glad you took a day to recharge. Hopefully that was just the break you needed!

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  5. I was going to read White is for Witching for this week but I read so many bad reviews of it that I decided on something else.

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  6. I didn't have fried chicken, but I did enjoy a greasy cheeseburger, fries and a few stolen sips (ok, gulps) of my husband's chocolate milkshake. Just one of those days. :)

    I'm hearing such good things about We Are Not Ourselves. Can't wait to give it a listen. Got it from my library (audio), but it isn't licensed for Apple devices so I had to load it on my phone. We'll see how that goes. I may forget I have it until I take a long road trip!

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  7. I'm glad you got a day to recharge! Sometimes when it's go go go all the time nonstop, your body has to shout at you to make you sit down and rest for a bit -- which it sounds like is what happened. Take care of yourself, lady!

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  8. Not that it really matters, but "White is for Witching" has a beautiful cover, huh? Hope the fried chicken was delicious.

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  9. My work has been crazy as well. Over the past two weeks, I've only read 4 books. 4! That's a terrible new low for me and I've been feeling exhausted lately by everything. I wish I could take a day off, but doesn't look like that's happening anytime soon.

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  10. Mmmm fried chicken. LOL!

    Will be curious on your thoughts on White is for Witching. I read one by her a few years ago for Diversiverse and thought it was good but the writing wasn't very strong. I've wondered how she's developed as an author.

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  11. Looking forward to your thoughts on The Night Guest.

    Also, I have those days but they call for pancakes.

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  12. Ok, you got me with the fried chicken - now I am totally craving grease!

    Somehow the covers all look good together .... must be their vibe. Good to know that Oyeyemi's book is less frustrating than Boy Snow Bird -- I was totally annoyed with the turn that one took!

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  13. I'm interested in your thoughts on White is for Witching.

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  14. Looking forward to your thoughts on We Are Not Ourselves!

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  15. We joke about people calling in "sick" when what they really need is a mental health day but, seriously, sometimes that really is what you need. A day that you just call your own, do what you need to recharge, clear your mind. Sounds like your day was just what you needed!

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