I can’t believe that today is the last day of spring break. I started break three days early and time still feels like it flew by. I’m okay with that since I’m well-rested. I’ve spent the past week and a half reading my butt off. I read:
- Haiku: This Other World by Richard Wright
- The Humming Room by Ellen Potter
- Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks
- Alcestis by Katharine Beutner
- The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
- The Behavior Gap by Carl Richards
- Small Space Decorating – Better Homes and Gardens
Now that I’m looking at my list, I don’t feel like I read enough. There was so much that I wanted to get to like Caitlin Flanagan’s Girl Land and Holy Ghost Girl by Donna M. Johnson. But I accomplished a lot.
Being on spring break put me in the mood for spring cleaning, so I bagged up more than 30 books that I knew I wouldn’t read anytime soon and gave them to my library. I felt so light doing it. After that, I bought a Billy bookcase from Ikea and put it together. It took two tries but I got it done.
Sorry for the blurry pictures.
Now the bookcase in the corner of my living room along with my mother’s my chair. This was supposed to be my reading corner but the kids have claimed it as theirs. The only thing the corner needs now is some decent artwork. I’m thinking about one of these two photos:
This is from Little Red Riding Hood by Trina Schart Hyman. Hyman is one of my favorite illustrators and I’ve wanted this picture on my walls for many years.
I recently bought this after reading a Book Riot article that featured artwork from Trafalgar’s Square.
So that’s it. I’m about to curl in my reading chair with Terry Pratchett’s The Wyrd Sisters before anyone gets up. What are you reading today?