Week In Review

September 10 – 23

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We had a big storm here on Friday and our power was out for about 24 hours. The storm was a little scary, but after it passed, it wasn’t so awful being without power. We had enough food, a gas barbecue to cook on and boil water for coffee, and I got a lot of reading done by candlelight. My phone battery got super low and I turned it off to save whatever power was left, but I really liked feeling disconnected from the online world, to be honest.

The worst part was not having hot water – I did not enjoy taking a cold shower, but it was manageable. We were told to expect to be without power for a few days, but we ended up getting it back on Saturday evening. Lots of people in the area are still without power though, so we are feeling pretty fortunate.

New books:

I bought three books for my Kobo, all of which were on sale for one day only for $2.99, and which had been on my TBR list for a while:

Gone to Dust, Matt Goldman;

Our Kind of Cruelty, Araminta Hall; and

White Rabbit, Caleb Roehrig.

Books read:

I finished three books this week:

Vicious, Victoria Schwab (this was a reread because the sequel, Vengeful, is at long last coming out on Tuesday! My preorder has already shipped, so I’m really hoping it arrives a day early because I cannot wait to read that book!);

The Clockmaker’s Daughter, Kate Morton; and

China Rich Girlfriend, Kevin Kwan.

Current reads:

I ended up DNFing my audiobook attempt at Jenny Colgan’s Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe. The book itself was fine, but I’ve learned that I just cannot do audiobooks. Unless it’s a book I’ve already read, I need to see the words on the page (or screen). I would try this as a physical book or ebook, but I couldn’t focus on it in audiobook format.

I read a couple of chapters of Merve Emre’s The Personality Brokers but haven’t picked it back up recently. I’m going to try a few more chapters today, and then I’ll try to decide on a fiction book to start too.

Reviews:

I posted my reviews of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton, and The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon. I also posted my sister’s review of Skinny Dipping with Murder by Auralee Wallace in the cozy corner.

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 Time for a little more reading and then catching up on my Better Call Saul podcast. Happy Sunday!

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