Friday, August 3, 2012

Books, books, and more books.

Whew, I've been a reading fool again this week.  Last week was crazy and I admit to being a bit of a slacker as I played catch up from being out of town and tried to get my footing again in the real world.  But this week has been surprisingly low key for me and I've had more time than usual to enjoy reading at home v. at stop lights and on hurried lunch breaks in quiet corners.  And so...

I am officially 68 books into my goal of 100 for this year which is exciting and a little surprising.  With probably my busiest year yet, I'm still managing to read more than ever.  I credit this in large part to ditch my cable in March of this year in an attempt to read more and save more money.  For me, it's been a great thing.

I increased my reading goal by 50 books in June at the gentle prodding of Amber and I'm already back to 9 books ahead of schedule.

This week I finished up:

I downloaded this to my Kindle because it was FREE (the magic word).  I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it.  It was a fun, girly, poolside type read (though I haven't been poolside yet this week).  If you want a free read, I recommend it.  Here's what Amazon says about it:

Mary Minke knows she should be grateful: a mostly happy marriage, mostly grown kids and a mostly steady paycheck. But at forty, she finds herself fantasizing about sprawling Tuscan villas and fitting into 'juniors department' fashions. Instead, another twenty years in a two-bedroom ranch, sale-rack slacks and a receptionist job at Idid-a-Rod Auto Garage seem to be her destiny. Until... 

Mary stumbles on a bag of cash in the car of two-bit drug dealer Jimmy Adler... and steals it. Confiding in best friend, Caryn, she vows to make good by playing Robin Hood in the sleepy town of Stillwater Village. Only she must keep the plan under wraps from devoted husband, Nick, who just happens to be the local sheriff. 

As one unexpected event after another turns Mary's once tapioca-bland life hotter than three-alarm chili, she is more than a little tempted to indulge in a few retail therapy sessions. Charity begins at home, after all, but where should it end? When the fate of her imperfect yet loving family is put on the line, Mary must decide what the good life really means, and if it is Worth Lying For.

I also finished:

Some good advice but honestly wasn't life altering for me.  Came recommended by a friend.  Not sad I read it but would hesitate to put the Becca stamp of approval on it either.

I wrote about this one last week - but I finished it this week.  I enjoyed it and I was glad that I read it.  I may pick up her other book - Promise Not to Tell.

Happy Friday loves. I have a low key weekend for maybe the 2nd time ever, so I'm looking forward to some pool time with my current reads.  Stay tuned, if I keep up this pace I'll have another stack to tell you about next week!



Amber said...

I can't wait to get started on Worth lying For, you know I need some quick reads!

Jordan said...

Always good to have light reading for pool days!