Wednesday, 21 September 2011

'Whatcha Reading?' Wednesday

First of all, I'd like to thank all of your kind comments and encouragement regarding me heading back to work after 12 years as a stay-at-home mom. So far, I've been able to balance home life with work and have really enjoyed having my own 'thing'. Not only do I like my job but I'm totally rocking the steel-toed shoes, safety glasses and ear plugs that I need to wear to get to my office in the plant. Oh ya. I'm bringing sexy back!!

No worries on the home front either. With the schedule Brad whipped up for chores, and with he and the kids all pitching in to get stuff done, my first 2 weeks at work have been pretty smooth! With less housework on my plate I'm still able to try out new recipes (I made a tomato pesto today!) as well as keep on my reading so all is good!!

So, what HAVE I been reading? Well, this past week I finished reading "The Tea Rose" by Jennifer Donnolly. It turned out to be a very different read than I was expecting. Much more romance than epic historical fiction read that I thought it was. I'll be reviewing that book over the next couple of days.

I'm currently reading "Along Came a Demon" by Linda Welch. It's, not too shockingly, a supernatural read that I bought on my Kindle a while back. It's got a different supernatural feel to it than I'm used to. Jury is still out on this book.

Next? Well, my Fairy Bookmother gave me stacks of books again (thank you FBM!!) so I have oodles to choose from there as well as quite a few Kindle reads that I want to dive into.

What have you been reading this week? Did you love it? What do you have planned to read next week?


Keely @ Always Cook with Wine said...

Hi, Laurie!

I just finished 'Poser' by Claire Dederer and I'm about to start 'There but for the' by Ali Smith.

By your system, I'd give 'Poser' 2 stars. It turned out to be a very different book than I expected and I had to skim part of it toward the end to make myself finish reading.

I'm really excited about 'There but for the' though. There was an excerpt in NYTBR that got me hooked. I'd recommend it based on this alone:

Happy reading!

Dzoli said...

Glad your work is going well and Family is helping.Still no time to read(expet study books) but will catch up and getting some greaat ideas here:)

April from Comox said...

Yaaaay for everything going smoothly! That is fantastic! Your husband andLet's see...busy reading week for me. I read The Help. Excellent book! It started off a little slow for me, and I was starting to wonder what all the fuss was about. But it was definitely a great read! I also read the second Mary O'Reilly book. Can I just say "Thank You" for introducing me to Terri Reid! Love this series and I literally can't wait for the next book! Now I am reading a Nora Roberts Book...Vision in White. It's a good read. Typical Nora Roberts. I love that I always know what to expect from her. Family Affair by Debbie Macomber is next on my Kobo.

April from Comox said...

Some how one of my sentence got cut off...I meant to say that your husband and kids deserve a big pat on the back ;-)

Janet said...

I've just finished reading The Infidel. Awesome book! Recommend it 100%.

It's a great story, and I learned alot too.

TheBookGirl said...

I'll be interested to see your review of The Tea Rose. I have this series on my shelf, but have yet to start it.

Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

Dzoli -- hopefully you'll get more time soon to read for pleasure! :)

April -- I'm SOOOO happy that you love Terri Reid's series!! Just a heads up ... her next book is due out at the end of this week!!! :)

Janet -- I will definitely check out The Infidel after your two thumbs up!! :)

The Book Girl -- I'll probably review that book tomorrow night. After you read it I'd love your take on it too.

Mary said...

I read Secret Daughter last week. I really enjoyed it. Thanks for the recommendation! I have a few others sitting here on my desk to start, but haven't gotten to it yet. I need to look through your archives for more fiction ideas though!

Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

Mary -- I'm so glad that you loved "Secret Daughter"!! Have you read "The Help" yet? Or "Into the Wilderness" by Sara Donati? :)

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