It's been a long absence! My life has been crazy busy (oh man, I told myself I wouldn't make excuses but here I go anyway) and I have missed blogging. Today my kids are all back in school (except the baby of course!) so I thought I'd take a minute to check in.
Unfortunately, it hasn't been the best reading year. As I was looking at my goodreads reading goal I realized I'd only given a five star rating to two new books: Cress (book three in the Lunar Chronicles and just as awesome as I wanted it to be) and Unbroken, which dragged a bit for me at first but turned out to be so amazing, so moving, I had to give it five stars in the end. If you haven't heard about Louis Zamperini yet, GO READ UNBROKEN. Sadly, he passed away a couple months ago. What a huge inspiration he's been to me this year. Plus! There's going to be a movie soon.
And I am waaayyyy behind on my goal. I've only read 35 books! Usually by this point in the year I'm well over fifty. I've read a lot of good enough but not great books this year and I think it's safe to officially claim this as a big old reading slump.
It's been kind of a life slump to be honest. I have been sick for the last two months straight. Several reoccurring infections, plus the trump card which was a nasty month long battle with kidney stones which ended in surgery and the subsequent recovery. I have just not been well.
When I don't feel well I don't want to read anything new or unfamiliar. It's all about the comfort reads.
I read all seven Harry Potter books:
I'm on my fourth Jane Austen novel:
And I'll probably head this direction next if I don't get feeling better soon:
Not to be preachy, but if you're feeling healthy today, don't take it for granted. Drink some water. Exercise. Go play and be active! Drink some more water (seriously - you do NOT want to get kidney stones). Enjoy life. And if you're not feeling so great, go read a comfort book.
Also, be jealous because my baby is the most adorable thing on the planet and I'm her favorite person - I get to smooch those checks and neck folds and chubby arms and feet all I want. :D
What's your favorite comfort read? Do share.