New Month, New Book

betterqualityofmurderHere we go November. Only two months left of the year and I’ve got a lot of catching up to do! I’ve read some great books this year but this will probably be my worst (in terms of volume) reading year. I’ve barely made it past the 40 mark. I know, I could use another three weeks off in Germany to catch up on my reading. Ha.

Alright that probably won’t happen and we all know that the last months in the year are usually crazy with holidays and that sort of thing but let’s just say I’m looking forward to seeing what books I discover. I’m really in the mood for comfort reading right now so if you guys have some suggestions let me know.

With that in mind, I picked up A Better Quality of Murder by Ann Granger. Set in London in in the late 1800s, this is an entertaining series featuring Lizzie Martin and Inspector Ben Ross. London fog, Victorian dress and a bit of murder. Get me a cup of tea and I’m ready to enjoy this one!

What else is going on, well just trying to spend more time with my mom, getting ready for a vendor show at the end of the month and celebrating our anniversary. My husband and I recently celebrated 13 years of wedded bliss.

Alright everyone, as I said, I am in need of comfort reads to help me get through some crazy times at work in the next couple of months and just regular life so if you’ve got some great comfy reads to recommend, I’m ready to take note!

Thank You

Just wanted to say thank you so much for all of your kind words on my previous post. I’m very fortunate to have a lot of wonderful people in my life (you guys included!) and that makes a world of difference.

So I’ve been taking it easy whenever I can this past few days. I ended up not going to the Texas Book Festival over the weekend because I really just wanted to rest. So I did some journaling, napping, walking and of course reading. We can always count on books to be a great distraction and comfort can’t we?

I did finally clear off my nightstand from a lot of in progress books because my progress was pretty much stalled and instead started a new book last week and am really enjoying it. I’m reading The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri. I don’t think I’ve read a book set in India (this one is partially set in India) in quite a while so it’s fun revisit a country I would love to see one day.

I know the Once Upon A Time Reading Challenge is coming to a close and I have only finished one book for it. I may start a new one soon but we’ll see. I did watch a good spooky movie recently, The Woman in Black. I loved the book and as it’s been eons since I read the book I wasn’t focusing on the differences so I found the movie entertaining.

I hope you are all having a great week and more book talk soon!

Thinking Of…

My thoughts these past few days have been of all the wonderful moments I shared with my abuelita. Sadly my grandma passed away this last Sunday. She was 101 years old! And while I’m very sad that I won’t get to talk to her, I am also quite grateful that I had just traveled to Monterrey to visit her the weekend before.

Despite not living in the same country, my abuelita came to visit us often and I spent many summers with her while I was growing up. For the past few years I’ve had a weekly Sunday call with her. My abuelita shared many stories with me and I will always treasure those.

Of course life keeps moving forward. There are several events going on around town, mainly the Texas Book Festival which I had planned to attend, but now I think I may just try to rest up after the two back-to-back trips to Monterrey. We’ll see how I feel tomorrow.

So, hold your loved ones close and do something good for yourself this weekend. I’m slowly surfacing so I hope to get back to blogland soon.