Welcome to another Coffee Chat, featuring our bookish and not so bookish thoughts, hosted by Bookishly Boisterous.
What a week! I had my annual physical on Tuesday, so that took up the morning: getting ready, driving there, waiting, having the exam…and then driving home. Exhausted. So yesterday was a wash, too, with a couple of naps and sleep disturbances at night. I woke up and headed to my office sofa to read a little…and then sleep some more. Sigh.
- I know that the unpredictable world in which we live produces anxiety…and that contributes to the sleeplessness and exhaustion. I need to stay off the news…and even most of social media.
- Meanwhile, I’ve only finished one book this week (on Sunday), which I loved: Alternate Side, by Anna Quindlen (click for my review).
- Then I started Gabriel Tallent’s My Absolute Darling...and my book slump is happening again! I am slogging along, finding an occasional interesting section, and then I am bored! Yes, and anguished in between harrowing accounts of abuse. I am at 60%, so I guess I might finish it…mainly because I want to know what happens. So many times I have wanted to chuck it, but then a section would capture me for a bit.
- I am longing to pick up a fast-paced thriller! Like this ARC which I will be reading next: Not That I Could Tell, by Jessica Strawser.
- Thanks to Patty’s suggestion, I have added the Libby Overdrive App to my iPhone…and put two books on hold! Kisscut, by Karin Slaughter; and The Death of Mrs. Westaway, by Ruth Ware. Yay!
- I am still obsessively binge-watching Parenthood...now on Season 6. The familiarity of the characters is soothing…even when some of them annoy me. LOL
- I am happy for the TGIT shows coming tonight…and earlier in the week, I watched Shonda’s newest show For the People. It feels promising…another legal show, but with some interesting twists so far. Set in the “Mother Court,” it is about “the lives and careers of the brand-new lawyers working for both the defense and the prosecution and handling some of the most high-profile and high-stakes federal cases in the country, ‘For the People’ follows the talented professionals as their lives intersect both in and out of the courtroom.”
- Yes, I am trying to escape from the “real world” here, between TV shows, Netflix, books, etc.
Now…if only I could manage the world out there a little better. I hope there will be no more appointments in the days ahead…and that the next book I pick up is one to love. What are you hoping?