It was rainy and kind of gross for much of the week. The week ended much cooler and I think that the rain might be over for a while. On Thursday, I had a lot of neck pain. It woke me up in the middle of the night and I had a hard time getting any rest and I was hurting for most of the day. I woke up Friday with a bit of stiffness but felt much better overall.
I took a vacation day on Friday for a doctor’s appointment and decided that I should take a trip to the local Half Price Books since I had some time alone. My husband will go with me but there is a limit as to how long he will wait while I try to look through all of the shelves. I love to read but I also love collecting books. I would love to have 1st edition hardcover copies of all of the books by my favorite authors but some of these older books are hard to find. I was thrilled to find a copy of books from the Dresden Files series along with some older Stephen King books. A couple of months ago, I ordered a bunch of books from Alex Kava’s website. There were some unexpected and unavoidable delays but my books finally showed up this week. I am thrilled to have these signed hardcovers on my shelf.
My mom’s birthday was Saturday, we ran a few errands then took her out for late lunch along with my oldest daughter and her boyfriend. After lunch, I helped my husband install a new light on my mother’s garage. Tomorrow we plan to head back to my mom’s to make a frame for her porch swing with my sister and her husband.
What I’m Reading
I only finished 3 books this week. I am surprised by just how much I enjoyed America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie. I really had a good time with Heard It in a Love Song by Tracey Garvis Graves. I decided to go ahead and read The Impossible Impostor by Deanna Raybourn even though it does publish until February. You guys, there were some things in this one that I did not see coming!
I had plans to read something completely different but somehow started reading Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales and am currently about 60% into the book. I started listening to Bursting with Love by Melissa Foster and decided that I could actually speed up the audio just a bit which is unusual for me.
Favorite Instagram Post of the Week
What books do you add to your shelves this week?