This blog has been through several incarnations because I couldn’t exactly figure out where I wanted to go with it myself. I’ve found, over that time, that I still absolutely find time to read and post reviews on Goodreads. I enjoy getting and giving book recommendations and my “to read” list is hundreds of books long. So books and reading will be my focus for now.
When I started this blog it was to try to hold myself accountable for my time since I’m such a procrastinator. Of course one of my time sucks is reading. I can easily get lost in a story and say I’ll clean the bathroom later, tell myself I still have time to make dinner if I read one more chapter, decide I’ll take a walk at night because I’m too into my book to go to my body pump class in the morning. So I may as well channel all that reading that is helping me to procrastinate into something somewhat useful.
Although I read all types of books, I have found over the last year or so that I read far more romance books than any other. Part of that is they bring me joy and will almost always end with an HEA (happily ever after). Another reason is I can read a romance book much more quickly than a biography or self-help book. Finally, it is much easier to find deals on romance books than any other genre. And by romance I mean everything from sweet religious stories to hot and steamy rated X material, so you have been warned.
A quick note about me. I have been a homemaker for the last few years after leaving an extremely high stress job. My husband, Herb, and I decided I should be a stay-at-home mom again although our youngest was in high school. But now the youngest, Griffin, has graduated high school and been in the Army for more than a year. He also got married over the summer so we now have a lovely daughter-in-law, Kirsten. Unfortunately, he is stationed across the country from us so we don’t get to see them often. The oldest, Josh, is just finishing up at a media arts trade school and at a warehouse for a big furniture chain. He’s hoping to find a career with his certification because, as much as we love him and he loves us, he’s ready to be out of our house and we’re ready to be empty-nesters. In the meantime, we also have my lovely mother-in-law with us while she goes through some health issues. We’re not sure where that road will lead us but we’ll do what we can to make it as pain-free for everyone involved as possible.
So I’ll be posting my book reviews here while I’m sure some of my “real” life will also leak into the mix. Please feel free to leave comments and let me know what you’re reading, if you’ve read the same books and your thoughts, book recommendations, or just to say hi.