Mondays are slowly turning into the days I get up early and spend extra time asking myself why I want to start my week sleep deprived and dependent on caffeine. I wonder who decided Mondays were the worst day of the week, for some reason I want to challenge this? We can look at it two ways, the start of the week and a great chance to start over and try and achieve something we didn’t last week or we can look at it as the start of the same recurring (and possibly dreaded) errands.
This week I am starting fresh, it might be something to do with the fact I spent half of last week ill. It wasn’t all bad because once the nausea and dizziness faded I spent my time reading or listening to audiobooks to distract myself from wanting to throw up so much. Either way this week I am reclaiming my life from the viral beast that claimed me last week.
Throughout January I have been flying through books and terrifying myself that it’s a phase or that I have finally found the perfect work to read balance. Continuing with crushing my TBR this week I am going to start reading The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware. I have stumbled upon so many good reviews for this book and I have tried to leave the plot a mystery. I don’t want to know too much information before delving into the mystery myself but from what I know so far I think this book is going to keep me up at night.
I think I will finish The Woman in Cabin 10 pretty quickly so I’m going to challenge myself to start another two books this week; Nasty Women published by 404 Ink and Cutting Back by Leslie Buck, both of which I downloaded from NetGalley.
Nasty Women is a collection of essays about ‘What It Is To Be A Woman in the 21st Century’ covering topics such as sexual abuse, living in Trump’s America, pregnancy and so much more. I can’t wait to read this and let my inner feminist roar alongside these viewpoints. I read the first couple of pages and was hit by a wave of emotion from sadness to air-punching in glee, I really want to love this book already.
As for Cutting Back, it isn’t a book I would normally pick up but I couldn’t stop thinking about the blurb and wanting to escape to Japan in the pages of a book. Leslie Buck tells the story of her adventure to Japan and becoming the first American to learn the art of gardening from ‘one of the most storied landscaping companies’ in Kyoto, Japan. I am not much of a gardener but it may have something to do with my current living situation and lack of garden. However I have always wanted to be the person who takes pride in their garden and has a place to enjoy warm summer days with a good book so fingers-crossed this book sparks my motivation. There’s also the hope that it teaches me how to make a plant live past a month, so far I have only successfully kept one alive and I don’t want to jinx it so less said about it the better…
Well readers these are the final days of January and you know this means a January Wrap Up heading your way soon. Don’t forget to check in if you want to see what I have accomplished this month and my hopes for February.
Have a great week and keep on reading!