Sunday, December 13, 2015

Simple Pleasure Sunday: Staying Up Late Reading a Book. Plus, a Blog Announcement

Even though it's not officially winter yet and I'm still not finished with my Fall 2015 Reading List, I am reading a book from my Winter List called Maybe in Another Life: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I was waiting in a long queue at the library for many weeks. Now checked out from my local branch, it's due to be returned on December 26th, so I just had to jump ahead.


I'm really enjoying this novel so far. It's so good. The story follows a young woman who is starting over after moving back to her hometown and the two possible lives she could have had based upon a single decision. Each outcome plays out in alternating chapters. I can hardly wait to find out what happens next in each narrative! I found out about this book through theSkimm daily e-mail newsletter. Their last book recommendation was The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah which you know I loved. Whatever they recommend is probably fantastic.

I'm a bit over halfway through now, having read a lot of it last night. One of my favorite places and times to read is in bed before I go to sleep. It's comfy there and a decent way to unwind before bedtime. A nice end to my day. Since it wasn't a school night for me, I stayed up late, reading another chapter and then another. I still rose at the same time this morning as planned though. Oh well. It was worth it.



I am behind in writing and publishing all the posts that I want to, so I plan to spend the next three weeks catching up. As a result, I will not be publishing a Simple Pleasure Sunday or Signature Sunday post for the next couple of Sundays. They will return after the new year on Sunday, January 3, 2016. The plan is to post whenever I can until then. I need to focus on other topics. My regular series can certainly wait. I feel so bogged down with the posts on my ever-growing To Blog list that I don't have the freedom to spontaneously write about something. (I really like to be on top of things.) I need to get them done, check them off the list already. Expect several posts including: a New Recipe from months ago, a few comments on my summer and fall capsule wardrobes, a few photos of my holiday decor, a book review of Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin along with either a long post or a mini series of posts on how her brilliant strategies helped me to develop new good habits, and a book review of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, at least! I know that it is the holiday season, but I still want to make this catch-up sprint a priority, just until about year end. Here's to a productive three weeks!



7 comments:

  1. I always enjoy your posts so am looking forward to whatever you choose to post! :)

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    1. Thank you! I truly have lovely, supportive readers. I intend to blog regularly throughout 2016.

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  2. I was afraid you were going to say you were closing down the blog! I'm so happy to hear, instead, that you're actually behind in posting and will be catching up :)

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    1. This blog will be around for awhile. In fact, a couple exciting changes will be announced early this year! Thank you for reading!

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  4. I love reading in bed before I fall asleep as well. I'm reading Kristi's fourth book at the moment and it's so good! Looking forward to your blog posts :)

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    1. I am considering reading one of Kristi's books. It's not my usual genre, but her character certainly piques my interest. I still miss her blog!

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