Good morning! I hope your week is off to a good start. My last week was busy with work obligations which always makes everything else harder to fit it. I have been feeling like a little bit of a slacker with reading. I love having a book blog but I do have a hard time not feeling the pressure to constantly share new books. I want it to be authentic and with that comes times when I have more to share and sometimes less. 🙂
I have been doing some “pleasure reading” the last few days and it’s always nice to just read to escape for a bit. I am currently reading Class Mom by Laurie Gelman and it is super funny and totally relatable as a mom of kids in school. Have you read it? She has a new one coming out this summer called You’ve Been Volunteered so I thought this was good motivation to finish her first one.
If you are looking for more suggestions or more varied recommendations, I would recommend checking in here on Fridays. If you haven’t seen it already, I have a friend book recommendation series, The Nightstand Series, and I am hoping it offers some new viewpoints for both different genres and also a new perspective.
What are you listening to?
I am up to date on The Cold Podcast and I am now listening to The Happy Face Podcast, another true crime one. This one is about Melissa, who is the daughter of a serial killer. I know these kinds of things are not for everyone but I really find it interesting to hear about the history of people and what kinds of things might have happened in their early lives and how it affects them today.
I am planning on listening to Believed next. “How did Larry Nassar, an Olympic gymnastics doctor, get away with abusing hundreds of women and girls for two decades? Believed is an inside look at how a team of women won a conviction in one of the largest serial sexual abuse cases in U.S. history. It’s a story of survivors finding their power in a cultural moment when people are coming to understand how important that is. It’s also an unnerving exploration of how even well-meaning adults can fail to believe.”
What are you watching?
I am actually watching something! Last night we started the Ted Bundy Tapes. Documentaries are one of my favorite things to watch, which I suppose is why I enjoy listening to true crime podcast series as well. Is anyone else watching this?
What are you eating?
On Sunday I tried out a new recipe for Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup. It was a little time consuming so it would be better for a weekend meal but you should try it out. It was amazingly delicious and made easier by starting with a rotisserie chicken that you then use to make the broth (why it tasted like you cooked it all day). It was the perfect winter comfort food and very filling. We had it again last night as leftovers and it was even better then! I couldn’t find the noodles she suggested but these are available at our local grocery store and were perfect and didn’t get soggy at all which I think is why she suggests using heartier noodles.
What are you wearing?
Same old same old over here. I do love winter clothing. There is nothing better to me than a pair of jeans and a comfy sweatshirt and cozy socks. I loved being at our photography class the other day and looking around the room…almost everyone in there was wearing darn tough socks too, real Vermonters know how to dress for the weather. 😉
What are you looking forward to?
We have a weekend with no plans and I can’t wait! We are planning on doing some ice skating, making a bonfire and making some tasty apps for the Superbowl. I am not a fan of football but I do love party food!
I hope you have a great rest of your day. <3