New Week, New Book (2/12/18)

New Week, New Book (2/12/18)

Hosted by The Book Date

While some people love nothing more than a weekend filled with activities outside of their home, this introvert longs for a couple of days each week with very little social stimulation and a lot of relaxation! After a busy work week last week, I am so thankful to have been able to enjoy a quiet weekend.

In spite of the rainy, windy weather, I managed to have a really successful long run (11 miles) on Saturday; I'm running half marathon in just four weeks, and my training is right on track. After my run, determined not to return home until I could stay there for awhile, I grocery shopped with half-numb fingers from the cold but was too stubborn to give up! Thankfully, my shopping trip passed quickly and I rewarded myself with a hot bath and reading. 

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Speaking of reading, I tried to join in for some of the #25infive festitivies - hosted by @kaitbattista, @fictionalflowerday, @lozreadsbooks, @ageekyreader and @lostinliterarywonderland - and, so far, I think I've put in roughly 17 hours; that may be all I can manage, since I don't think I'll have much time for reading today. 

During the early part of the week, I finished The Line Becomes a River (which I can not stop talking about); you can read my review here; in addition, I finished Unf*ckology on audio which, while different than what I'd expected, turned out to be extremely interesting. 

Over the weekend I finished Queen of Hearts, a debut novel with a hospital setting, and I'll have more to come in a future post; in addition, I listened to a few hours of Text Me When You Get Home and, so far, I love it! 

On Saturday morning, I received a notification from my library that Everything Here is Beautiful was ready for me to pick up; thanks to a recommendation from Susie at Novel Visits, I am super excited to read this one. I'd already planned to read Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella first, for review, and I'm just over halfway through it; I'll have more to share on it, as well, in an upcoming post. 

I hope you all had a nice weekend and that you have a great week ahead; what are you reading? 

The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin

The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin

The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú

The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú