Top to bottom:
- Me on the Floor, Bleeding by Jenny Jagerfeld - sent by friend
- The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna Van Praag - via Paperback Swap
- Your Perfect Life by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke - via Paperback Swap
- Oil! by Upton Sinclair - via Paperback Swap
- In Perfect Time by Sarah Sundin - sent by friend
- The Precious One by Marisa De Los Santos - ARC from Harper Collins
- A Sudden Light by Garth Stein - Unsolicited from Simon & Schuster
- It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini (not shown - just arrived via Paperback Swap)
Last week's posts:
- Maybe It's Just the Method: Thoughts on the Future of Bookfoolery (prattle)
- Three Quirky Books: The Future for Curious People by Sherl, The Time Fetch by Herrick, 2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas by Bertino (casual mini reviews)
- Random reading thoughts and a bit of utter coolness (reading update)
- Fiona Friday - Isabel helps with the washing-up (cat photo)
Last week's reads:
- Tomorrow We Die by Shawn Grady
- Puzzlehead by James Yang
- I am neurotic (and so are you) by Lianna Kong
- Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During WWII by Martin W. Sandler
- Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
- Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne
Clearly, letting go of the rigidity of my former blogging method has helped restore the joy of reading.
- Lock In by John Scalzi
- Daring: My Passages by Gail Sheehy - long story but I was planning to dive back into Daring on Saturday night and couldn't get to the book without disturbing my husband so I read the two Monument 14 books, instead. They were nearby and super-quick reads.
The casual approach is really clicking for me. I'm going to continue to write without using any format and only when I feel like it, reserve weekends for family time, read whatever calls to me. I've grown accustomed to not receiving regular parcels; I missed them when I first stopped requesting ARCs. Some will probably still trickle in and I'm now allowing myself to request, again, but I'm capping requests at 2 per month. I've been surprised to find that limiting the arrivals has seriously ramped up the anticipation. I can't wait for my two September requests to get here!
Time for a selfie in a cat's eyeball:
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