Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance for book bloggers to share what's going on with them this week, any new book-related news, etc. Since my life has been rather crazy lately, I figured I'd participate this week to catch you up on life here at the Well-Read Redhead.
So here's me right now as I type this post:
Beyond my current status as a 24/7 milk bar, life has been good as we adjust to being a family of four. I had my first few half-days at home with Tater Tot and Small Fry this past week, as my husband's paternity leave is wrapping up. They went surprisingly well, and we even did our first daddy-free outing to (where else?) the library. Small Fry was very well-behaved and Tater Tot slept through the whole thing, so I think we're on the right track. Granted it took an act of Congress to get us out of the house in less than 3 hours, but we're getting there.
So, what about book-related news?
I have been pleasantly surprised with how much reading I've gotten done lately. It's important to have something to keep you awake during a 2am feeding (because dropping the baby is not recommended), and Kindle reading has been just the ticket. I've got a new review for you tomorrow, and possibly one more before the year is up...we shall see!
Also, I received $150 in Amazon gift cards for Christmas. OH EM GEE. I am aware that Amazon sells things other than books, but I really don't care much about those things, so I've been spending the last few days staring at the Kindle e-books department in wonder. $150 goes a very long way if you plan your pennies right. So far I've gotten:
-5 books by Dennis Lehane: Moonlight Mile, Sacred, Live By Night, Darkness Take My Hand, and Prayers for Rain (his books were the Kindle Daily Deal the other day...$1.99 each! YES PLEASE!)
-Tampa by Alissa Nutting
-The Bat by Jo Nesbo
-Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
-And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
-The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
-The Nasty Bits by Anthony Bourdain
-and I just bought NOS4A2 by Joe Hill and The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates...both are Kindle Daily Deals today...less than $4 each!!
All that and I still have $100 left. OH MY. What else should I buy, readers??
That's all for my Sunday Post this week...enjoy your last moments of 2013!!