I had one of the most exhausting but fun weekends in town in quite a while. Normally when I stay in the area it’s because I’m working. Recently my weekends off have been spent visiting people. However, as the weather gets colder and weather becomes more unpredictable I don’t plan as many visits. I don’t want to get my hopes up and then get snowed in.
On Saturday I visited one of my friends and we finished Christmas shopping and we found ink for my bullet journal since Luna sent me some stamps. She’s the best and I can’t wait to do my 2019 spreads. Our last stop was Half-Price Books. I actually don’t go to Half-Price Books as often as I want to because it is 40-ish minutes away. I try to go every couple times I’m in the area but I haven’t gone there just to go for a while.
The rest of my weekend was just as amazing. I relaxed and played cards with my mom Saturday night and then Sunday I read and had coffee before we went to move more of my sister’s stuff and did a wine tasting. I did the desert wines for the first time and some of them were so delicious I had a couple apple ones that I was so tempted to buy. Then I came home and just read a ton. I read close to 250 pages of Thunderhead today and I already need the next one which does not have a release date yet.
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
This is the buddy read Amy, Luna and I are doing throughout the year. It’s going to be epic. I wanted my own copy of this so I can mark it up and highlight etc. etc. because I will probably end up reading ahead and falling behind so it’d be easy for me to be able to look back at my thoughts.
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
I picked this one up because I’m dead set on reading it in 2019. I’m thinking of doing a read-a-long for it in February over on Instagram. Who knows, it may just be me reading it and updating on my progress but if people want to join me that would be amazing. Also, I do have the fancy leatherbound one from Black Friday but again I want to take notes and mark it up and that wasn’t going to happen in that nice of a book.
Lasher by Anne Rice
I recently finished The Witching Hour and I actually enjoyed it a lot more than I expected. There was quite a bit that read as non-fiction but even that I liked listening to. However, my library doesn’t own a physical or audio version of this one which is the sequel and I didn’t feel like reading the ebook.
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
I actually have a copy of this book already but I bought it as a mass market and those are actually taking a lot more effort to concentrate on and the small print is bothering me more than it used to so when it was there on the clearance shelf I had to.
The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
This was also on the clearance shelf. I have a hardback of the third one from a library sale so now I have zero reasons I can’t read them.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skoot
This story has intrigued me since I learned about it and I keep thinking about reading this book but it’s definitely going to be one that takes me a while to get through because I don’t normally read books about the genetics scientific things. I normally read more self-improvement and reflective books. I do want to read more about social issues and technology and broaden my non-fiction reading horizons.
The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy
I think I heard about this when it first came out a lot but I never followed up on it. However, I saw it again here and I looked at the synopsis and it actually sounded pretty good and it’s short.