Jennifer Lyon

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
What Are You Reading?

The last two days have been insanely busy. Partly because Wizard and I borrowed a carpet cleaning from our daughter-in-law, and first decided to do one room. But it did such a great job, we wanted to do the entire the downstairs in two days, which includes moving furniture :-)

All this while cooking/baking tri tip, chicken, spanish rice, and cookies, as well as putting together and salad and some bread for Youngest and his amazing wife with the broken foot. She’s not supposed to be on that foot at all, and we want to help with enough food to last them a few days. I offered this to do this, they’d never ask.

And then the car had to go into the dealer for an issue under warranty. No problem they took care of it, but when we were driving it home, all the warning lights came on. So the next day we took it back, and by the way, that’s like a 50 mile round trip twice a day to drop it off and pick it up–while we’re doing all this cooking, furniture moving and carpet cleaning.

Plus I had to do a some shopping to begin prep to T-day…LOLOLOL!! Wizard and I forget we’re not 20 years old anymore and try to do too much at once. But we got it all done, and we’re happy about that…however l ran out of steam to write a blog. So let’s talk about books.

I’m listening to a fiction novel about World War II that I’m really enjoying called THE THINGS WE CANNOT SAY by Kelly Rimmer. It’s told in the past in Poland when the Nazi’s invaded and the present in the U.S. Interesting, but not lighthearted, obviously. I also like that there’s a child in this book on the Autism spectrum, and very interested in seeing more of him and his relationship with his Polish, WWII survivor grandma.

And I’m reading on my Kindle a non-fiction book IF YOU TELL by Gregg Olson. This one I like, but it’s a disturbing account of abused children, so definitely not for everyone. This book is not released until December 1st, but I got an advance copy through an Amazon Prime program.

I didn’t choose two grim books on purpose, these are just the two that held my interest. Sometimes, I can’t go near darker books, and other times, I can read them with no problem.

So that’s what I’m reading, what are you reading or listening to?

6 comments to “What Are You Reading?”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    November 13th, 2019 at 7:42 am · Link

    Busy lady! And here I thought you were gonna take this week for some down time, LOL. Down time? What’s that? And yes, we also do not remember we aren’t 20 anymore until after it’s over and we’re sore. It’s all ‘oh, man, I shouldn’t have done that’ the next day. ;o)

    Right now, I’m reading a cozy mystery called ‘Murder, Mayhem, and Bliss’ by LouLou Harrington. It’s the first book in a series I’ve already read the 2nd book of. (Yeah, I kinda got that backwards there.) Cute and fun. And a good thing to read while I’m working on this fantasy thing.

  2. Silver James
    November 13th, 2019 at 12:15 pm · Link

    Holly cannoli, woman! You and Wiz are whirlwinds. Sit down and put your feet up for awhile!

    I haven’t been able to find anything “new”–author or book–that captured my attention lately. I think my reading brain was spiraling into the same place my writing brains has been. As a result, I ended up on a Kristen Ashley marathon binge listen. Any of her books I don’t own in the series I like, I can get from Hoopla or the library. I went back to her Colorado Mountain series, which I hadn’t “reread” (everythings on audio these days due to the eyesight) in a couple of years. Fun to revisit. Then I rolled into her Rock Chicks, and now I’m on the last book in her original Dream Man series, which is, technically speaking, the first book in her Chaos MC series. She’s restarted the Dream Man series, so there is one more book there but timeline wise, it comas after all the others. Anyway, it’s been fun to revisit her “world.” I listen in-between writing sprints and when I’m doing errands.

    Y’all rest up! Enjoy your reading time and y’all are such good in-laws/parents. Your family is so special because you two are!!! 🥰💕💕💖

  3. Viki S.
    November 13th, 2019 at 3:37 pm · Link

    How nice of you to help out the young ones with good eats. It’s good that she follow the doctors orders and keep off her cast. I bet they really appreciate you and Wizard.

    That’s just awful about your car. I hope all is well now.

    All that carpet cleaning is exhausting. I bet you both crashed at night ;).

    I have a couple books going but I’ve been dealing with the “pain” and haven’t been able to stay focused. It stinks. I just picked up Nikki Haley’s book. It should be an interesting read. I also am waiting on Cynthia Eden’s up coming book, ONE HOT HOLIDAY.

    Have a great afternoon!

    Oh – We got about 9 inches of snow. Not nearly as bad as they forecast.

  4. Jennifer Lyon Apodaca
    November 13th, 2019 at 5:14 pm · Link

    B.E., things sort of snowballed on us, LOL. Today is quieter, and we went to the movies.

    The mystery series sounds good. Man I loved a mystery series after my surgery, it was perfect for me at that moment. So I can see how this one is perfect when you’re trying to get in your NaNo words. I’ve often discovered a series out of order too :-)

  5. Jennifer Lyon Apodaca
    November 13th, 2019 at 5:20 pm · Link

    Silver, it’s nice to get things done so we’re not complaining. Today we goofed off and went to the movies.

    You’re singing my song on not being able to find anything “new.” There’s exactly what was happening to me, and I even ditched two audio books (which really ticks me off as they aren’t cheap). IT’s a great time to go back to old favorites though, and I’m glad revisiting Kristen Ashley books are taking you to your happy place.

    Thanks, the kids wouldn’t ask us to do any cooking, but we were very happy to if it helps them out. And annoying as the car thing was, we did get very good service from Toyota and they worked hard to fix the issue. Can’t complain about that!

    Hope Nano and Jakes training is going well!

  6. Jennifer Lyon Apodaca
    November 13th, 2019 at 5:29 pm · Link

    Viki, the kids did appreciate it, and I cooked enough that we got a couple dinners too so that was a win-win. The carpet is a lot of work, but much easier to do it ourselves than hire people.

    The care seems fine now, it was a software and rear camera issue, and honestly, the service department was great.

    I’m so sorry you’re dealing with pain. It’s really hard for anything to capture our interest, and when I’m like that, I have very little patience and often ditch a book after a chapter. I really hope it gets better for you.

    That’s a wide reading experience between Cynthia Eden’s ONE HOT HOLIDAY and Nikki Haley’s latest book, LOL!

    Hope your Wednesday is going well.

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