When waking up, do you ever wish for it to be 10 or 11 pm again? Or that you could fast forward an entire week, like in fictional works? Fictional characters seldom seem to have to deal with boring every day crap and obligations, now do they? Mind you, this is not a request for authors to start writing about this stuff. No please, keep fast forwarding excessively. I just wish I could do so myself every once in a while. I would’ve fast forwarded the past week and a half, approximately, and skipped right to Friday.
Ah well, we normal people just have to deal with some normal stuff sometimes, I get that. ;) What I don’t understand is that I allow it to pile up so freely. Why can’t I spread the work related peaks, the social obligations, the assignments and the deadlines better? Maybe it’s because I have difficulty with saying no. But I’m learning to do so. This morning for example I got a request from one of our organization’s branches; if I could replace someone who got sick and do some lecture on ‘books or something’. It was not only on short notice but this talk should also take place on a Wednesday night, which is not a working night for me. So, I said no. Yay! Of course I made up an excuse, even recommended this professional, and didn’t simply say no, but whatever. :)
Reading books is what keeps me going in times like these. Every day, when I’d finally put my head on my pillow around midnight, I switched on my ereader and picked a novella or short story to keep me company for a couple of hours. Heaven.
A few reads that kept me up because they were great reads, are:
High Flow by Stephani Hecht
Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Clare London
The Bouncer by A.J. Llewellyn
Beyond Reckless by Ava March
Pieces by Shawn Lane
precious_boy by K.Z. Snow
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I hope to write some reviews about these books some day when I have more time on my hand again. Even if it’s just a few short lines on Goodreads. Now I didn’t even give them rates yet. But I will eventually. They will all get 4 stars or more and Beyond Reckless will definitely be close to 5 stars. That was the highlight of my week for sure!
Now I’m sneaking out again. Tonight there’s this baby shower hubs and I have to go to and tomorrow after work I have this work related social event that I’ll have to attend for networking purposes. Can somebody fast forward me to Friday please? :)