I started my new job on Thursday, and already I am falling behind on my reading! It's not that the work is difficult; I haven't even gotten into the thick of it yet. It is the mental adjustment that is wearing me out and keeping me from doing anything. Either that, or the fact that I've gone from 9 hours of sleep to 6 hours of sleep a day :-). The kids early in the morning, the husband needs me late at night, and I'm working in between. I already miss my mid-morning nap!
CURRENTLY READING: I'm still working on The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food. There are fascinating tidbits in this book, but it is one that I can put down at the end of a chapter and wait a few days to pick up again. It is difficult for me to finish such a book because I am easily distracted by TV and the internet. I need a book that grabs me and makes me forget other leisure pursuits.
I'm also trying to get into my Bible study group's challenge to read the Bible in 90 days. Sadly, I am 6.5 days behind in the reading plan. I'm not much of a re-reader, so it is difficult for me to read large chunks of the Bible in one sitting without getting bored. That may sound blasphemous, but I'm being honest. I may have less trouble when I get to less-familiar books like Nehemiah, but I've got to push my way through well-known books like Genesis first.
UP NEXT: My turn finally came up in the waiting list and I got the second book in the Sookie Stackhouse series, Living Dead in Dallas. I'm moving it to the top of my stack so that I can finish it before it is due to be returned to the library. After that, I need to find a food-themed novel to finish off the Spice of Life challenge.
TBR LIST: The tally stands at 98 titles right now. Unless the quality of the fall TV season takes a nosedive, I don't think the number will be going down any time soon. When I work outside the home, I tend to veg out in front of the TV rather than pick up a book. That should be good for my knitting, but bad for the TBR list.