Wow. I haven’t done a weekly update in two months! Since I’m a few days behind on my update for the 24in48 Readathon this past weekend, I figured, why not just do a general update, yeah?
In every day, non-reading life news, I’ve started cooking again. My husband is pretty passionate about cooking, but he doesn’t get home in time to meal prep for the family, and I’m kind of done with my kids food inflexibility. So, I’ve been making simple meals, aiming towards the kids trying new things, but cooking things I think they might actually eat, and it’s been relatively successful. Truth be told, I don’t really love cooking. And I’ll never be a master chef. But I have absolutely fallen in love with my broiler. In LOVE.
The downside of cooking, and one of the reasons that I typically dread it, knives and I don’t really get along (nor pots of hot pudding, or pans full of sizzling bacon grease). I’ve got multiple scars on my hands from my cooking battle wounds, and I’m just not a big fan of, I don’t know, slicing through the tip of my thumb, nail and all, while chopping onions. Which is what happened last Wednesday night. Probably time to schedule a tetanus booster…
As for my reading, the 24in48 was super successful. I read for a total of 17 hours and 54 minutes, read 1670 pages, and finished seven books and started an eighth. See? Successful! Of course, now I have a reading hangover and I haven’t touched a book since midnight on Sunday, but I plan to change that tonight.
I’m also 12 books ahead on my Goodreads Challenge!
Here are the books I’ve finished since between Monday, January 21st thru Sunday, January 27th:
Next to Read
Yes, that’s a LOT of approvals. No, I have NOT been good about refraining from requesting. BUT, in my defense, several of these are children’s or instructional (knitting, cross-stitching, dietary), so it isn’t as bad as it seems. Right? Right?!?!? (Warning: this weeks approvals aren’t much better and it isn’t even over yet…)
Finally, I got auto-approved for Kensington! I have three previous auto-approvals for super small publishers, but this is my first for a major imprint. Kind of exciting!
So, what’s up in your reading world this week?