It’s Monday! is a weekly meme now hosted over at Book Date that allows bloggers to post a sort of wrap-up of the past week while also looking to the week ahead. Without further ado…
Last Week: Honestly, I’ve just come through one of the hardest weeks I can ever remember. I’ve been sick since Thursday, so I took off work to rest and recuperate. I didn’t want to start using my sick/vacation time quite so soon in the year, but it is what it is. We also had several personal emergencies, which led to us being in crisis mode much of the week. Living that way for a prolonged amount of time is really draining. But there was some good in the week. On Friday, my book club gathered at Travinia Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar for our monthly meeting. The tenderloin medallions with crispy fingerling potatoes were so good, as was the decadent chocolate cake I ordered for dessert. Will definitely go again, even if it is more expensive than I can typically afford.
Looking back, I actually read more than I thought I did. Most of it was short and/or targeted toward children or YA, but it was all good, so that’s a plus.
- Many Waters (Time Quintet #4) – Madeleine L’Engle
- Holding Company: Poems – Major Jackson
- A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire #2) – George R.R. Martin
Looking Ahead: I recently read a pretty great book about mindfulness, compassion, and how we can learn to control some of our body’s responses to stress. Thanks to the generosity of the publisher, I get to give away a copy to one lucky US reader. I couldn’t get the Rafflecopter thing to embed correctly on my review post, so just enter here: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/a2fe03011/?
Just “log in” with an email address and choose any of the entries that appeal to you! 🙂
I don’t have many plans for the week, other than feel better, get back into a productive groove at work, and regain some normalcy in my life. For reading, here’s a couple things I hope to get to.