Happy Easter to every celebrating today! If you are celebrating, what are your plans for the day? I am headed over to my mom’s house later today. My sister and her family, a cousin, my oldest daughter, and her boyfriend will all be there. I am in charge of dessert and deviled eggs. If you are reading this Sunday morning, there is a very good chance that I am in the process of decorating a bunny cake. I will try to post a photo next week if it doesn’t look too bad.
My staycation is almost over. It was fun while it lasted. I usually take time off with my husband because we need to do something. It has been a long time since I had a week mostly to myself and I have to say that I liked it. I was pretty lazy and spend most of the week with a book in my hand. I have no regrets.
More of my flowers bloomed this week. It looks like we have several variations of daffodils and just a couple of tulips that add a nice pop of color. My hostas and peonies are growing quickly as well. I really need to get busy and do the work in the yard that I keep talking about. To be fair, there was some rain this past week that made it harder to get outside on some days.
How was your week?
What I’m Reading
I finished 7 books this week. Yes, 7! They were shorter books/novellas so don’t get too excited but it was nice to be able to scratch so many books off my tbr in a single week. On Sunday, I finished reading A Mirror Mended by Alix E. Harrow and loved it. I then listened to The Furies by Katie Lowe. If you read my review earlier this week, you know that I wasn’t a big fan. Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher may be my favorite read of 2022 so far. I then focused on Heroic Hearts edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie L. Hughes and thought that most of the stories in the collection were absolutely amazing. I was in the mood for a cozy so I decided to pick up Renovated to Death by Frank Anthony Polito and thought that it was really well done. I listened to The Curve by Leslie Pike straight through while I did a few things around the house. Next up was a book that I bought, The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi which turned out to be a wonderfully entertaining escape.
I started reading The Last Victim by Jordan Dane the other day. I am about a third of the way through the book and hope to maybe finish before heading back to work on Monday. This is an older NetGalley book and the formatting isn’t great. I have seen worse but it isn’t great. The strange thing is that every time I try to open it on my Oasis, my device freezes up, reboots, and loses my place in the book. I finally pulled out my Voyage, which is older, and it seems to be okay on this device. Have you ever had this happen? It seems strange. I had one expired NetGalley book years ago that would not download on my new device but this is the first time I have had a book lock up my Kindle.
Favorite Instagram Post of the Week
What books do you add to your shelves this week?