It’s been a few too many weeks since my last Weekly bookish wrap up; while I’ve been focusing on self-care and trying not to place any pressure on myself to create content. I’ve spent hours reading…and plenty of time scrolling on Bookstagram and Pinterest ….dreaming and admiring other people’s gorgeous accounts/pics. I even spent a full afternoon journaling and cutting out pictures for a vision board I want to create. And I’m finally starting to feel a bit more positive and less overwhelmed by life. I’m sure I’m not the only book blogger who experiences anxiety so I know that at least some of you can relate to just having to step back for a bit.
Since my last Wrap Up I have read 7 books; 2 of those I read this week.
Fair Play by Eve Rodsky ★★★★- An original and interesting take on divvying up the work load of running a family and a household. I like her down-to-earth style. Not sure that the whole ‘game play’ thing is for me though. I’m not really a game player but I do like the idea of the open, honest conversation that goes with it. Maybe in my previous marriage it might have helped, but second time around, I have, for the most part, ironed out all the kinks and feel truly blessed to have an equal partner when it comes to housework, household organisation, the kids etc. Plus, my kids are almost grown adults who also have their fair share of the responsibilities and who rely on us less and less each day….maybe Eve should write a follow up book that incorporates the almost adult children in our lives. I’d be interested to read that.
Adultery by Paulo Coelho ★★ – It was a super quick read…and to some extent unputdownable…like looking at a car crash….you know you shouldn’t, you don’t really want to, but you feel compelled to anyway. That’s how it felt…I wanted to stop reading, I wasn’t enjoying it, but I had to know what happened. And now I know, I can donate that book straight back to the thrift shop…it’s already in the donate basket ready to go.
The Mother’s Promise by Sally Hepworth – Another thrift shop buy but one I am enjoying. Not my first Sally Hepworth novel and definitely not my last. I am hoping to have this one finished by the time I go to sleep tonight.