Holy cow! I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since my last post! I feel terrible!
The past year, however, has been a busy one. On March 7, my husband and I welcomed our daughter into the world. When I was pregnant with her, sleeping took up a lot of my reading time. Now she’s taking up that time. Between my maternity leave and summer off, I had about 4 1/2 months at home with Baby K. Lots and lots of reading time, right? Wrong! Baby K is a great sleeper at night (anywhere from 10-13 hours), but she doesn’t nap well during the day. I spent a lot of my time trying to figure out how to keep her entertained. Now I’m back at work and the only time I have to read is over my lunch hour. Well, that and the time I have between finishing dinner and falling asleep on the couch!
I have read some, though. My in-laws are always handing me books to read. It’s nice because I don’t have to buy the books, but not-so-nice because the books are taking up precious room on my shelves. My mother-in-law is a big fan of Duck Dynasty, so I’ve borrowed most of those books from her (she just doesn’t have Miss Kay’s cookbook or the devotional). I still have to finish Jase’s book and read the book written by the women, and I’ll have all of them read. So far, Jase’s book, Good Call, is my favorite. And, these books are pretty easy and quick to read.
For Father’s Day last year, we got my father-in law Daniel Silva’s The Kill Artist and Vince Flynn’s Transfer of Power. Of the two, Transfer of Power was my favorite. I couldn’t put it down (except when I had to). Flynn’s writing style flows well, and the action in the book kicked in pretty quickly. I was on my toes for pretty much the entire book. The Kill Artist, on the other had, wasn’t as good. I think I was halfway through the book before I felt like things really kicked into gear. Once it got to that point, the book was okay.
A couple of friends from high school and I decided to form a book club not long after Baby K was born. For our first meeting, we read The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte. Here’s what I got out of this: decide how you want to feel and do whatever is necessary to help you feel that way. Which is all fine and good, but I could see that causing a lot of problems. This book sucked. Not only was the topic kind of pointless, but the writing was terrible. Up there with 50 Shades, terrible (come on, you know her writing was bad).
For the second, and final, meeting, we read Divergent by Veronica Roth. If you haven’t read the book, do! It is so good! It’s kind of hard to describe (at a certain age, kids are taken and undergo testing to determine which faction they belong to), but if you loved The Hunger Games, you’ll also love Divergent.
I also just finished The Hundred-Foot Journey. Blog post on that to come.