Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva, DNF (I wasn't enjoying it and I didn't like the characters. I couldn't make myself read it when I had A World of Curiosities on my nightstand).
A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny, 5* (there was some difficult subject matter to read, but otherwise I really enjoyed this book!)
Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini, 3* (I got this ebook from the library not realizing it was a picture book. I read it on my black and white screen Kindle. It was a moving story, but I think I missed a lot reading it on my Kindle and I couldn't see myself reading it to small kids).
I'm currently reading Beneath a Scarlet Sky.
Qotw: I relax with me time- exercising, shopping, mani/pedi, massage, grab lunch, talk to family and friends who I haven't seen in a while, etc.
Earlier this week I finished Oona Out of Order. I enjoyed it for the most part. There were some things near the end that I found moderately annoying though. More an issue of my own preferences rather than an actual issue with the book.
I've also been reading How Long 'till Black Future Month on and off for the past two weeks. Some of the stories are great, but I just struggle with short story collections in general.
I also read a Kindle short that was terrible. I didn't even bother to log it on Goodreads.
QOTW: I will let you know when I figure it out. 😉 Adding medication for depression and anxiety this year has helped.
Recently finished When Women Were Dragons. I gave it 3 stars. I liked the idea of the book and the general message, but it wasn't as good as I hoped. At the end, I felt like a lot of things were unanswered.
Currently reading The Paper Palace.
QOTW: I'm not great at dealing with stress 😂 But when I do try to relax, I crochet, read, or do crosswords.
Post by dearprudence on Dec 9, 2022 18:44:57 GMT -5
Finished Kingdom of Back, it was fine. Still reading The Slaughterman's Daughter, it's a long one, but I'm really enjoying it.
QOTW: It has been a long week here: What do you do to cope with stress? I'm laughing because my therapist says I need some self-care strategies. Music is usually a good one - playing it, singing with it, dancing around...
I had quite a week of finishing books, including: Calculating Stars Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow (audio) A Spindle Splintered
QOTW: Cross stitch and listen to a book, take a walk, quilt. The walks work when I’m wound up tight or irritated with my family, even in the dark and cold. Quilting I have to have enough time for. Last week I was out of sorts one night so I crawled in bed with a weighted blanket and headphones and “sorted” my digital music library by listening to small parts of multiple songs and moving them into some existing playlists, etc. I don’t think I could do that a lot, but I really enjoyed it. I also listened to music in the early morning hours when I woke up early, both very “me” things.