Time for Book Date.
I am still listening to Spoonbenders.
I haven’t been listening to it on my commute because I had the car without blue tooth, so it was NPR listening time instead (I can’t hear it well if I play it just through my phone as I drive).
I finished Bundle of Trouble.
It was a cute read and the second installment was free on Kindle, so I started Motherhood is Murder.
From the Bestselling Author of Bundle of Trouble A fun new installment to the Maternal Instincts Mystery Series Nights out are hard to come by for new parents. So when Kate’s new- mommy club, Roo & You, holds a dinner cruise, she and her husband leave baby Laurie with Kate’s mom and join the grown-ups for some fine dining on the San Francisco Bay.
But when one of the cofounders of Roo & You takes a fatal spill down a staircase, the police department crashes the party. Suddenly every mom and her man has a motive. Kate’s on deck to solve the mystery- but a killer’s determined to make her rue the day she joined the first-time-mom’s club…
I quickly read The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: Declutter Yourself and Live a Balanced, Rich and Happier Life.
Death cleaning is a well-known tradition that is pursued by numerous people around the world who become quite advanced in age. In regard to Swedish death cleaning, the synonym which is known as Dostadning, a number of articles, books and guides have already been written by local authors from their own perspectives and based on their personal experiences which usually were constructed after the demise of their parents, leaving them with a serious dilemma and huge burdens due to the enormity of possessions which were not that possible to manage. We intend in this guide to highlight the death cleaning tradition in a way that introduces you properly to it and gets you ready to implement it with knowledge, awareness and confidence when you come close to senility, so that you would not overburden your children and family in general with belongings and items which they most probably would not be in need of, and you would exempt them from the responsibility and heavy duty of handling your belongings, and free them from the dilemma they would likely fall in following your departure. In this guide, you will be going through the essential steps and rules to follow, as well as how to handle the belongings you have chosen to declutter. We are hopeful that you would have acquired an acceptable capability of carrying out this practice by the time you are done reading.
Only 80 some odd pages, this was a quick read.
I’m on a decluttering kick, I donated half my closet to charity.
Next up, was a SUPER sweet read, The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg.
A moving novel about three people who find their way back from loss and loneliness to a different kind of happiness. Arthur, a widow, meets Maddy, a troubled teenage girl who is avoiding school by hiding out at the cemetery, where Arthur goes every day for lunch to have imaginary conversations with his late wife, and think about the lives of others. The two strike up a friendship that draws them out of isolation. Maddy gives Arthur the name Truluv, for his loving and positive responses to every outrageous thing she says or does. With Arthur’s nosy neighbor Lucille, they create a loving and unconventional family, proving that life’s most precious moments are sweeter when shared.
Oh, this book was so sweet-I really enjoyed it.
Currently on my Kindle (via Overdrive) I am also reading Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions by Mario Giordano.
On her sixtieth birthday, Auntie Poldi retires to Sicily, intending to while away the rest of her days with good wine, a view of the sea, and few visitors. But Sicily isn’t quite the tranquil island she thought it would be, and something always seems to get in the way of her relaxation. When her handsome young handyman goes missing—and is discovered murdered—she can’t help but ask questions . . .
Soon there’s an investigation, a smoldering police inspector, a romantic entanglement, one false lead after another, a rooftop showdown, and finally, of course, Poldi herself, slightly tousled, but still perfectly poised.
I am about 25% in and am enjoying it.
Looking forward to seeing what books others are reading on Book Date.