Wednesday, November 16, 2016

WEEKLY WANDERINGS: Currently Reading & Final #ReadSherlock Giveaways!

When I posted last week about my weekly check-in posts returning, I really had no idea that it would be so long before I posted again.  Then again, I didn't realize that the election was going to go the direction it did and that it would have such an effect on me.  I felt so drained last week emotionally, and the rumors running rampant from the kids surrounding me were HARD questions to address.  Fears arose, and many of them were from very irrational beliefs and lies, no matter who you believed would be the best president of the country.  Needless to say, my writing and my reading took a toll, but this week I am trying to bounce back and to find the comfort in these tasks.  And, so I am back!

Let's start with the promise I made last week with sharing my current reads.  The last few weeks, I have found myself dabbling in so many books.  I am finding it a task to focus on one book these days, so I am jumping between a number of reads.  I think it will be easier to just share with you the long list of books that I am in the midst of . . .
  1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling  (This is my current read with my kids.  We each take turns picking the next read, and this is the book that my son desired.)
  2. The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog by Bruce D. Perry (A book study for work.)
  3. A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley (The third Flavia de Luce novel, and my current audiobook.  I hope to finish it this week.)
  4. The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1 by Arthur Conan Doyle (I simply could not put Sherlock aside quite yet.)
  5. Dead Wake by Erik Larson (A recent book club read that I was supposed to finish last month, but have not yet had the opportunity.)
  6. The Brothers Grimm:  101 Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm (I like the option of picking up a few short stories these days.)
  7. Play Therapy by Virginia M. Axline (Another read related to work.  One that I started too long ago.)
  8. Symphony for the City of the Dead by M.T. Anderson (All I can claim on this one is that I am currently a distracted reader.)
  9. A friend's unnamed manuscript (A fun read that I hope to finish within the next week.)

Nine books!!  I'm telling you it is ridiculous!  I'm used to having three books going at one time ... an audio, a print, and one with the kids, but this is just too much!  I'm thinking I need to get it back to the usual three books.

Also, I completely dropped the ball on all the #ReadSherlock giveaways.  In fact, I even forgot to contact the winners on a couple of them until now.  Here's a quick recap on the winners . . . 

Did You Miss Me Journals:  Kami & Jonnie

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Word Cloud Edition:  Marie 

Sherlock Bookmarks from simplywalkintomordor:  Deborah & Kai


Mystery Sherlock Bookmark from Nook & Burrow:  Tasha

Be sure to check your email if you see your name on the list.  Then, email me back within the time limit mentioned.  I hope to have all prizes sent out no later than Saturday!

I will close with all that goodness.  

What are you currently reading these days?  How many books do you usually read at once?


  1. Nine is definitely a lot of books to have going at once! I used to only be a one-at-a-time reader until I finally started listening to audiobooks. Now I usually have one audio and one paper book going at a time. Right now it's The Gentleman by Forrest Leo and Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay. Both are quite good!

    1. Kristen M. ... I have no idea how it got so out of hand! It really is just too many books to have going at once.

      How's Bad Feminist? I've been wanting to read that one.

  2. 9 books at once?! Yeah, that's a bit crazy. You go girl. I can barely handle one at a time right now.

    1. Jenny ... I'm not sure how well I'm handling them all right now. It's kinda driving me crazy!!


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