Well hello June… my birthday month. Will be interesting to see what we end up doing to celebrate. I suspect it will involve staying at home 😂. Our stay at home restrictions have eased up a lot since the beginning of this week. I can’t say I’m particularly relieved or interested in going out though. My parents have become a bit more adventurous and babysat over the weekend as I had classes to teach online and my husband had to go into his office for a few hours. They offered to take the little one for a couple of days but he refused. Love the child but a few days by the grandparents….. ah well. I don’t get it, as a child I ditched my parents for my grandparents every chance I got.
Online schooling continues to be an experience with regard to monitoring my boys. There was the day the eldest couldn’t find a pair of shorts that he thought matched with the t-shirt he wanted to wear. His solution? He’d just stay in his boxer shorts and not stand up during the class… yeah… thank goodness I caught that in time. I wasn’t so timely with the younger one the day I found him covered up in bed with the iPad to do his Vocabulary class… cuz he could “just leave the video off and Miss won’t see.” And the days when the pre-schooler has his 30 minute zoom session? Oh, those are the days why the alcohol cabinet exists. I suppose one day we’ll reminisce about these times. It’s not that day yet.
Anyways, my reading list was 12 for the month (of May). I struggled through a couple of the books at the beginning of the month, but then the reading speed picked up as I caught up on series I already follow.
Here’s what I read in May.
The cozy mysteries were Psych-Out, Gone Witch, A Sprinkling of Murder, Breaking Bat, Only the Lost and Haunted Covenant. I got my historical fiction fix through Jackaby (which was also a paranormal mystery) and the historical mystery Deception by Gaslight. Romance books included Jojo’s French Escape, Truth or Beard, I’ve Got Your Number and Finn. Five of these I read via my Kindle Unlimited subscription and one came off my physical shelf.
As part of my attempt to relax some more, I decided I’d really limit my already limited participation in reviews for blog tours. What happened after that? Well, I immediately signed up for three tours and accepted an author request too, of course! Sigh. I really must be stronger. My excuse is that reading and this blog really do help me relax. Lol. I’ve put a Helena Hunting novel on the list as part of the romance book reading challenge and I’m rounding off my first six reads with Book 2 in the Grishaverse series.
The Scoundrel’s Bartered Bride by Virginia Heath
Little Teashop in Tokyo by Julie Caplin
Murder at St. Margaret by Lynn Morrison
A Lie for A Lie by Helena Hunting
Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow by Jessica Redland
Seige and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
I’m really looking forward to Jessica’s book; and once I finish those six I’ll probably catch up on some cozy mystery series.
What about you? What are you looking forward to reading this month? Feel free to share links to your May reading lists in the comments.