I really, really, really don't want to blog but I am forcing myself because I know that if I don't, I won't for the rest of the week and then it will turn into a long lapse.
I spent this weekend de-stashing/de-hoarding/de-cluttering (take your pick) my bedroom. It's been out of control (actually, my entire apartment looks like I could appear on an episode of Hoarders. Just missing a cat or ten) and I said enough is enough. I lack energy and I have been incredibly lazy. Chalk it up to bad diet, not exercising or depression. Any one will work and any one will be truth. Anyways, I am down four boxes (not little boxes) of books that I will take to donate. It feels good. I was being non-discriminatory and truly keeping only those I know for a fact I will read and believe me, I still have a lot. Next stop is my closet. Then, my daughter's closet and room. Then, I shall tackle my living room. Really, the problem is finding a place for all of my crap (I get free stuff, samples and coupons, so I have quite a stockpile). I am sore and I am exhausted. I just wanted to sleep. However, it does feel great!
A little funny out of this. I found duplicates of books! Hell, I found TRIPLICATES of books! Insane! Haha. Seriously, THREE copies of a specific Georgette Heyer mystery (Footsteps in the Dark) and TWO copies of A Storm of Swords by GRRM. It's ridiculous. I was rolling from laughter! I know there are some of you out there who can relate. *crickets* Come on!!! One of you? At least one???? *crickets* Damn. *mumbles* liars. I can't be alone in this...
Last week, I finished "Lies You Wanted to Hear". I really, really enjoyed it. It brought you both sides of the story and you can really sympathize with both Matt and Lucy. My review is up here.
I wasn't sure WHAT I wanted to read this week. I am fatigued *big yawwwwwwwwwwwwn* but I do have two ARCs that are going to be published soon so I decided to start on "Scent of Butterflies" by Dora Levy Mossane, which I received from Sourcebooks.
Here's the synopsis:
A novel singed by the flavors of Tehran, imbued with the Iranian roots of Persepolis and the culture clash of Rooftops of Tehran, this is a striking, nuanced story of a woman caught between two worlds, from the bestselling author of Harem, Courtesan, and The Last Romanov.
Such audacity she has, Soraya, a woman who dares to break free of the diamond-studded leash of her culture. A woman who refuses to accept the devastating betrayal her husband has perpetrated. A woman who refuses to forgive her best friend. Soraya turns her back on Iran, fleeing to America to plot her intricate revenge. The Shah has fallen, her country is in turmoil, her marriage has crumbled, and she is unraveling. The cruel and intimate blow her husband has dealt her awakens an obsessive streak that explodes in the heated world of Los Angeles. Yet the secret Soraya discovers proves far more devastating than anything she had imagined, unleashing a whirlwind of unexpected events that will leave the reader breathless.
What are YOU reading?