Furbaby Friday 11/4/22

Happy Friday, book friends! It’s been a pretty good week, all things considered. Got some reading done, enjoyed many snuggles with Azula, and looking forward to a chill weekend at home.

Most nights this week, I got to hang out at home with Azula and Andy. On Wednesday, I had a hair appointment, which means a little dedicated reading time while the purple dye in my streak sets.

Also, a game I’ve been eagerly waiting for finally arrived on my doorstep! Sarah Anderson (of Sarah’s Scribbles) created a card game called Future Me Problems. I joined in on Kickstarter-y campaign for the game, and now, it’s here! The idea is to collect distractions (watching Netflix, going down an internet rabbit hole) and avoid responsibilities (phone calls, emails). Once a player draws the Big Important Task, the game ends, and whoever has the most distractions wins! All of the cards have Sarah’s Scribbles illustrations on them, naturally. I am obsessed already and plan to force anyone who comes to my house to play it with me.

This weekend I’m planning to hang out with Azula and bake sourdough and read The No-Show, which I started last night. It’s going to be an unusually warm weekend for November, which means plenty of nice walkies for Azula.

I hope you’ve had a good week, and a great weekend planned ahead!

What We’re Reading Wednesday, September 28th

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Happy Wednesday, book friends! This week has been chock full at work and in the evenings with social activities, so I feel like I’ve blinked and we’re halfway through.

I’m gearing up for a weekend trip of a super secret nature, about which I can share more once the surprise has passed. I’ll pack my books along but it’s unlikely I’ll get much reading in, aside from when the others are asleep and I’m up at 5:30am on account of who I am as a person.

But it’s not the weekend yet, and there’s plenty of reading updates to catch up on before I pack my bags.

(Full disclosure: This post uses Bookshop.org affiliate links. Books noted with an asterisk were received as complimentary review copies).

Recent Reads

I’m on a roll and finished another book this week! I finally got around to reading Kerry Winfrey’s Just Another Love Song, which I fully admit to putting off because I wasn’t sure I’d love it as much as I love her other books. Sure enough, I thought this one was cute and cozy but not the best fit for me personally as a reader. I enjoyed it, but it won’t go down as a lifelong favorite. My mini-review went up earlier this week:

Mini Review: “Just Another Love Song”
Just another mini book review of Kerry Winfrey’s latestmedium.com

Current Reads

Audiobook-wise, I’ve got about an hour left in Samantha Irby’s Wow, No Thank You. Overall, I’m really enjoying it.

I will say some of the essay formats don’t lend themselves very well to audio due to the repetitive style. So far, there are two essays that consist mainly of a lot of variations on stories & scenarious that start with the same phrase (like “Sure, sex is good, but…). While it’s a fun format, it does feel particularly repetitive to hear Irby’s attempts to say the same words with a different flavor every time.

I’ve picked up a digital review copy after a bit of a break from them, with Dee Ernst’s Lucy Checks In*. It really hooked me from the first page, and I think I’ll be finishing it pretty quickly. I love that the protagonist is in her 40s and starting over later in life, but it remains to be seen if the apparent love interest can win me over.

Up Next & On to You

By the time I finish Lucy Checks In it’ll probably be October or at least October eve, which means Witchtober begins! I’m going to read From Bad To Cursed with a friend starting on October 1st, so for once I do know what comes next, reading wise.

I’ve got a whole October witchy TBR planned out, which I’ll be releasing as part of the whole two posts I’ve pre-planned for Blogtober 2022. I have very mild intentions of kind of sort of trying to do Blogtober again, but I am traveling a lot next month so we’ll see if I manage it.

What about you, book friends? What have you been reading lately, and how is it treating you?

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