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Happy Labor Day to those in the U.S. For me that’s a perfect title for what the entire long weekend has been…labor intensive! Trying to get set up to teach from home has been incredibly difficult. My whole district is working online, but many people are doing that from the buildings. Those of us who need to work from our actual homes, had to lug all our own technology home and then figure out how to set it up. That has taken a ridiculous amount of time, and is NOT. MY. JOB! Yes, I’m frustrated. I should have spent all that wasted time getting good at using the different computers, attachments, and various platforms we’re using this fall. Looks like that’s what I’ll be doing all day today. Fingers crossed, everything comes together for Tuesday. Thanks for letting me vent!
My reading time has been slim this week. I did finish two books, but only because I was a good way into both already. I have a feeling September may end up being a slim reading month for me, but that’s the way it goes sometimes. Glad I got so many books read over the summer. I also don’t know how many posts I’ll be able to do this month. This might be it for the week, but I am trying to get one review in. I hope you’ve been having the wonderful long weekend that I missed!
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Last Week’s Reads
- I really, really liked the first half of Monogamy by Sue Miller and I also liked the ending. It got a little slow in the second half because it felt like too many people were involved in the main story of a woman dealing with her feelings about both her husband’s death and the discovery of his infidelity. Overall, it was much more of a hit than a miss.
- A Star is Bored by Byron Lane had me feeling the exact same way. This book was heavy on fun glimpses of Hollywood from an insider, but light on real plot. Listening, it all just got old after a while.
- I tried, but just wasn’t feeling The Big Door Prize by M.O. Walsh. It was a wacky story, which I had expected to be a lot more fun than it was. I gave it 35%, but just wasn’t interested in anyone in this book.
- The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim has been getting some mixed reviews, but I wanted to give it a chance and so far I’m glad I did. At 25%, I’m enjoying this story of a daughter trying to find out how and why her mother died, and more importantly who her mother really was. It uses dual timelines, which I often enjoy.
- I have about zero head space right now, so wanted to listen to something really light. I knew that’s what American Royals had been, so was confident I’d get the same from Katharine McGee’s sequel, Majesty. I’ve only listened to a couple chapters, but I think this will be the perfect listen for right now.
Likely to Read Next
- Some Wendy Walker books I’ve loved and others I haven’t, but I’m really hoping that a psychological thriller will be just right for me next. Don’t Look For Me is the story of a woman who seemingly walks away from her life, and the Goodreads ratings are high!
- A Knock at Midnight by Brittany K. Barnett was in this spot last week, too. The memoir of an attorney helping a woman sentenced to life for a first time drug offense will definitely be my next audiobook. It’s just a matter of when I can get to it!