I just wanted to be home for all of March from grieving over the unexpected loss of our beloved Trinity and recovering from should surgery. I spent more time reading but as much as I wanted to really kick back and read, with my attention level after surgery I found it easier to binge watch Netflix. Now if Netflix would’ve just really sent me the DVD’s in the order they were in my list instead of skipping to a season we hadn’t gotten to yet that would’ve been even better. I wanted to try Audible but just never got around to figuring it out. I was content to zone out, watch TV with my hubby and love on Tyler.
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley and Half-Moon Lake by Leanna Sain were books my mom loaned from her book club. It took me several pages to get into Hawley’s book and then I hit language I don’t want to read so no review there. Leanna Sain turned out to be a WNC author. I’m a little surprised this book was in my mom’s book club because it felt like a young adult novel. It’s an easy quick little read. I think we all have an inner voice but got a little weary of the “inner-Kate” voice and the sentences that started with Okay, but then again it was written for a younger audience. I think her recipes in the back are a nice touch and mentioning God and church in a positive light was nice also.
Force of Nature is my second read by Jane Harper. I had heard it was even better than The Dry but I thought was just as good as Harper’s first novel with the exception of more repeated phrases (bits and pieces, blue light from a phone) to name a few. I still like her style and will be reading more.
The Siren by Elicia Hyder was the second book in the Soul Summoner series. If I was a little outside what I like to read on the first book, I took a whole-nother step out with the second. I like the way Hyder writes but think I’ll try one outside of this series like The Detective if it’s really a stand-alone, or To Be Her First.
I tried to find my note on what I’ve read by Karen Kingsbury but can’t find it. I’m pretty sure I’ve read the entire Redemption Series but I’m not sure about the Firstborn series. After reading the blurbs Found is the first book in the Firstborn series (but not the first book) that I don’t remember reading so I started back with it and I remember why I like these stories so much. Then with Family, I got tired of reading so much about the paparazzi. I also so wish they’d number the series on the cover. My best friend told me they are going to make a TV series from the Baxter stories.
Instead of reading as much for April, I plan to go back thru my photos, culling duplicates and finding a photo to have a life-size silhouette made of Trinity. I have lots of book on my TBR list but I want to get that done. Today I’m at 2 weeks since my surgery and more still hurts than before it. I have considerably less movement and am just tired of how painful every morning is.
On a positive note, Tyler did play quite a bit for the first time since he lost his sister, and one of my photos is a finalist in a Viewbug contest. I haven’t felt like shooting anything but it was a contest I entered a while ago.
I plan to look into NetGalley to see what that is about also. Any thoughts?