On the Night Table [3]: Life Lately


Devolution by Max Brooks | Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell | The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel | Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau | The Chain by Adrian McKinty | The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

Hello, Friends.

It's been a hot minute. I know I haven't done this in a while, but I thought I'd share some of the books I'm challenging myself to finish this week. With the aid of my Libby, I found three of these books on audio that I went and borrowed from the library. They are: Devolution, The Glass Hotel, and The Chain. So I'm anticipating that I can finish these books before the week is through. 

I have no problem reading these books in no time; the challenge comes from actually sitting down and writing my thoughts about them. So I've started writing down preliminary thoughts on my journal so I at least have a jumping board when I find the time to write a review. 

I'm hoping this will help me catch up on reviews. I'm really bad at it, only compounded with the lack of motivation to blog. Way too many things going on in my personal life at the moment, as well I can't help but feel for the Afghan people trying to flee their country. It's hard not get affected, to be honest. Sometimes, no matter how hard I try not to watch the news, I can't help it. 

My province has officially opened things up, so I'm back to working full time as opposed to working 32 hours/week. Which I'm kinda sad about because I actually loved being off half the day on Thursdays and Fridays. But, it's all good. I'm looking forward to being back to the full time grind. My family and I will continue to wear masks in public spaces, even though all of us are double vaxxed. I just feel safer that way. 

That's my life update for now. Wish me luck I don't abandon ship again. 

Happy reading, friends! 


  1. Its very compelling to watch. I hope you continue to blog.

  2. I hear you, the news is so sad! Bummer you're fully back at work now. We have mask mandates here in California so you have to wear them inside. I'm okay with that even though I'm fully vaxxed, I work in a hospital and while the majority of new cases are unvaccinated there are break though cases, too. I think I'll be getting a booster soon since I had my second dose back in the beginning of January.

    Devolution was crazy! Both my husband and I enjoyed the audio book. :)

  3. I look forward to your thoughts on Hamnet. I started the audio version of that book, but couldn't get into it. I hope to revisit it at some point though. Good luck back at work full time!

  4. I've been better at reviewing lately but I go through phases and that's fine.

    The world has been...a lot. I had to get offline for a few days. It's hard to balance wanting to know what's going on and being overwhelmed by it.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

  5. DEvolution sounds fun because SASQUATCHES lol. :)

    Be well this week!

  6. Ugh, the writing down of the thoughts always stalls me up.

  7. Mary Jane wasn't as good as I thought it would be, but I hope you enjoy it more than I did!

    I haven't blogged consistently for months... just now finding my rhythm again. 😁

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

  8. Hey! I haven't heard from you in awhile. Just wanted to check in. Hope everything is going okay. Happy New Year!


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