My reading week has gone more slowly than I had planned. I only read and reviewed one book and it was a short one, "Love by the Letter". It had been a while since I read a Christian historical romance, and this novella started the craving all over again. This desire to stay cradled in the warmth of that subgenre is what has made it difficult for me to switch gears and read the other books on my TBR lists that are contemporary romance or thrillers or anything else. I've got to break free for the sake of my brain. Mental challenge is what prevents senility, right?
The other habit that slowed down my reading is my tendency to fiddle with planning rather than actually doing. In this case, I was fiddling with my blog. Not that the fiddling was useless; this blog has been semi-dormant for over a year and in the meantime, I have learned about tweaks I should make to bring it up to date, such as creating a disclosure policy. So I did a few things that needed to be done, but I didn't have to take as long as I did. I get absorbed in the minutia and lose track time.
UPCOMING: I'm trying to clear my Kindle app and my library wish list by starting with titles that have been on the list the longest and moving up (skipping over how-to non-fiction like cookbooks and craft books). So this week's choices are 31 Kisses by Chautona Havig or Farewell, Dorothy Parker by Ellen Mester. The first choice is a slight cheat because, although contemporary, it is a Christian romance and will probably draw me further into the sweet romance cocoon. The second choice is a comic ghost story about a woman being haunted by the famous Dorothy Parker, and it has the advantage of being an audiobook so I can get some knitting done while I listen. Maybe I should be ambitious and try to fit them both in this week.