Well, I took another weekend away. This time a one-nighter with high school friends. It’s always so great to spend time with old friends, but I’m starting to realize something.
Each time I do this I fall really far behind with podcast work. Basically, I can manage the blog and the podcast in the time I have available without extra childcare if I essentially don’t live life. If I want to live life (including seeing friends on a weekend or going away for a weekend), I can’t keep up with the blog and a weekly podcast. So, I’m kicking around some ways to make this more sustainable over the long-term (ex: try out a bi-weekly schedule for the podcast this summer…or sooner). And, I’d certainly love to hear your suggestions (share them in the comments section or email me at email@example.com)!
Episode 9 of the Sarah’s Book Shelves Live podcast, featuring Gayle and Nicole from The Readerly Report Podcast came out last week! And, The Readerly Report Podcast is one of my favorite bookish podcasts, so give it a listen if you haven’t tried it yet!
Episode 10, featuring Kelly from The Well-Read Runner, is coming on Wednesday!
New on the Blog
- March Book of the Month picks are due on Wednesday…I’ve got commentary on all the books plus and updated Judges Guide reflected the structural change BOTM made in February 2018.
- 2019 Reader Survey…If you haven’t completed the reader survey yet, I’d love your feedback!
- 2019 Rock Your Reading Tracker – I used my “Rock Your Reading Tracker” this year to track all my reading stats in real time and figure out who my best recommendation sources are…and, my reading QUALITY improved 42% from last year! The new and improved 2019 tracker is now available for $14.99…get more details here!
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I finished reading…
A Woman is No Manby Etaf Rum (March 5, 2019)
As promised, this novel is, in fact, an emotionally tough read. These women were in an impossible situation. But, I’m glad I read it because I learned about a different culture, even if it’s horrifying. And, I rooted hard for the women in this book. Mini Review coming.
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Maidby Stephanie Land (January 22, 2019) – AUDIOBOOK
I was interested in Land’s story of her experience falling into poverty after an unplanned pregnancy and her experience working as a maid while participating in numerous government programs. It certainly opened my eyes to her experience, but I also had some issues with it. Mini review coming in an audiobook round-up.
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I’m currently reading…
Before She Knew Himby Peter Swanson (March 5, 2019)
I read Swanson’s thriller The Kind Worth Killing in December and I’m picky about my thrillers. So, I was excited that I actually liked it! This one is about a psychologically unstable suburban housewife who has suspicions about her neighbor. I’m just starting it, so don’t have any thoughts yet.
Upcoming reading plans…
If Daisy Jones & the Six doesn’t come in from the library…
How was your reading week?