Friday, September 8

Creature of habit and teaching an old dog new tricks

I've been out of sync for the last 3 weeks. Between preparing for vacation, being away, getting Junior ready for school and his starting school this week, I've been completely out of sorts.

I'm a creature of habit, not necessarily a slave to routine, every minute doesn't need to be planned, but I do like a certain amount of order in my day. The last three weeks haven't been horrible or even that chaotic, but I'm looking forward to next week when Junior's schedule is normal and I can put myself back on some sort of normal track.

But, I must admit my little bit of chaos hasn't affected my reading. In the last week I've read three GREAT books (Lover Awakened, Slave to Sensation and Darcy's Story).

I also reread a book I read a couple of months ago, Anya Bast's A Change of Seasons, somehow I ended up getting this book ebook format and trade paperback. Don't ask, I don't know why. The first time I read it was in ebook format sitting at my computer, I thought it was okay/good, not great, but the second time I read it (in the car while driving to and from a family commitment over the weekend) I enjoyed it much more.


I'm trying to figure out why I would like it more the second time. Obviously, it was a reread, so why was it better the second time. Hmmm, is it because I'm an old dog and I can't seem to learn this new trick of reading without holding a book? Was I in a different frame of mind and the book was more appealing this time.

Now, you're probably wondering why I would even reread a book I thought was just okay in the first place? Ah, there's nothing like being rushed out of the house and realizing you don't have anything new to read in the car. This one was downstairs and the closest to grab as we were running out the door.

I'm currently reading Nalini Singh's Awaken to Pleasure, it's a Silhouette Desire from August 2004, it qualifies for Angie's September TBR Challenge. Of course, after finishing STS, I had to run out and try to find her backlist, picked up 2 at the UBS.

Got to go, I'd like to finish ATP before picking Junior up at school at noon.

Have a great day and happy reading.


Bookwormom said...

Dropping by to say hi & have a great weekend. I too have been out of sorts for the last several weeks & I completely relate. Hope Jr. enjoys school!

Jenster said...

I do much better with a routine, too. Just like a baby. lol.

How does Junior feel about all day kindergarten?


Tara Marie said...

Amanda, it must be sending the kids back to school, right??

Jen, he starts all day on Monday, we'll see how much he likes it then. Today he came running out and announced "school is great" Hopefully that's a good sign.

CindyS said...

I'm definitely a routine type of person and it's obvious when I have been too long without a 'Cindy' day ;)

I don't think I have re-read a 'meh' book and then found it better. I try to get 'meh' books out of the house because so many keep coming in. What I do find is that I will have a book that goes everywhere with me and it's killing me to get into it and then 'wham' suddenly I'm all wrapped up. I like it when that happens. It's not good for a book when I finally drop it to try taking something else out and about with me.

My little Godson went to school full day yesterday and we went to see how he liked it. He's so cute cause when we asked he just gets a big smile on his face and nods.

I'm glad Junior came out happy about school!