I’m still reading – I just rather fell off the Summer Reading list published previously.
Here’s what happened.
After finishing Lady of Misrule and experiencing, let’s say, disappointment (see my review), I found that the Lady Jane Grey bug was still batting away at me. I watched the fabulously beautiful “Lady Jane” and cried a ton of tears, and still, I needed more. Happily (I thought) for me, Alison Weir’s Innocent Traitor was also in my kindle. So, one nice Sunday evening, while the Hubs was occupied with whatever he was occupied with at the time (probably reading up on Computer Learning or Deep Learning or some other algorithmic thingie he loves so much), I curled up in bed with a cup of tea, my sweet Baby Hoots (the cat) and my kindle and proceeded to launch myself into another take on the story of Jane’s tragedy.
I may have to start back with paper books.
Before I realized it, the kindle was halfway across the room, my sweet Hoots was three feet in the air, fur all completely floofed, and the Hubs was running into the bedroom competing with me for who could shout WTF the loudest.
So now you know.
Just stay away from it. I’m not going to post a quasi-review other than to just announce, ‘BULLOCKS!” We’re done with it now. Actually I’m done with Ms. Weir now, and it’s final.
Thankfully, the Kindle isn’t actually too much the worse for wear (I have the app loaded on any other number of devices), and I’m deep into other reading material – all paper, coincidentally.
First off, I’m reading and shall review, the newest publication by my dear friend, Amy Fleming of Hearthose Image Consulting, “Beauty Destroys the Beast”. I’m taking this one very slowly because there’s a great deal speaking to me and I’m afraid I’ll miss something. If you’re desperate for a review right away, please stop by my pal Elspeth’s blog for her thoughts.
I’m also reading an extremely interesting work called “Love What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life” by Byron Katie. This came to me rather accidentally as I was reading through one of my fav fashion blogs (Not Dressed As Lamb). This link (Color and Grace is the blog) appeared in the roundup and caught my eye and I hightailed it over there. To be honest, it was the gorgeous red dress in the picture which caught my eye. But the post had nothing to do with the dress and everything to do with the blogger’s musings on how a process called “The Work”, put forth by Katie, provided the means of overcoming lifelong emotional pain. This is something with which I continue to struggle and so I ordered the book right away. I’m only through the Introduction – and I’m going to need a bit of time to reflect on it.
Finally, because I just feel like it, and Tosca Lee is one of my absolute favorite authors, I’m also about to start The Progeny – it’s a thriller about the descendants of Elisabeth Bathory! It’s OK – my eyes are fluttering with excitement, too.
There’s been some cooking, a little baking, and a lot of cleaning going on at our house. I miss my daughters terribly even though we talk/text/message nearly every day. I miss their presence at the house and the shouts of “Mama, do you know….”. Don’t get me wrong – I’m happy they’re doing their own thing, even if I don’t approve of some of the actual things. It’s just that my heart knots itself so tight and tears build up and I am overcome with how much I miss them. Letting go is hard to do. Oh, I’m working with a trainer at the gym (the Hubs is so proud) and I kind of hate it even though I keep insisting to myself that one must fake it until one makes it. But I go and give it my all. I know it’s good for me. Drinking too much wine isn’t.
That’s all for now.