I feel like for the last few months, my What I’m Reading posts have alternated between “I read ALL the books” and “I spent my week binging on Mad Men/Sex and the City/Gilmore Girls and didn’t do any reading.” It’s been all or nothing around here. The trend continues; since last week’s post, in which I wrote about three read-in-one-sitting books, I have read about 50 pages. Despite good news on a few fronts this week (three cheers for marriage equality!) I have felt distracted and lethargic.
I’ve picked up a few books, read a dozen pages, and set them aside. I haven’t been able to muster the motivation to do any blogging. I’ve been writing in this space for long enough that I no longer feel guilty for taking a short break, but I miss that spark of enthusiasm! I’m sure it will be back soon, but I hate being stuck in the doldrums.
Although I haven’t done much reading in the last week, there are two books that I thoroughly enjoyed: The Artful Mandala Coloring Book by Cher Kauffman and Sweet, Savory & Sometimes Boozy Cupcakes by Alison Riede, both of which were kindly sent to me by Countryman Press. Coloring is so soothing (and it gave me a great excuse to have Gilmore Girls on in the background), and I loved the variety of designs in the coloring book. And the cupcake book is everything I’ve ever wanted. I made jalapeno cornbread cupcakes with honey butter frosting early in the week, and the margarita cupcakes with tequila lime buttercream frosting proved the perfect snack for girls’ night over the weekend.
I’m also re-reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee for the first time since ninth grade! I remember feeling pretty ambivalent about the book when I read it at age 14, so I’m excited to read it as an adult with more interest in its significance.
What are you reading this week?