Sunday Coffee – Wrapping up May

IMG_0674May was an interesting month, both in life (very fun last-northern-vacation!) and in books. Because in books, the month was anything but typical for me.

I finished six books in May, two on audio and four in print. None of them were typical Manda-fare, and yet all of them (mostly) worked for me. Which is awesome. The books consisted of:

  • a nonfiction graphic novel story collection (all three of which are not normally me-things)
  • a memoir (rarely ever read these days)
  • a short story collection (again, rare for me)
  • an interactive adventure novel (huh??)
  • women’s fiction (a two-or-three-times-per-year genre for me)
  • and a semi-religious techno-fantasy (yeah…).

At the same time, each of them had something about them that made them excellent choices for me, despite not being my typical kinds of books.

I can tell I’m heading into the summer months, though, because around this time every year, my reading starts to go scatterbrained. Sometimes this results in a lot of good reads, and sometimes in the worst kind of reading rut. Usually my mood and brain get their acts together about late July or early August, and then ram full-steam ahead into the RIP months. Considering I’m going to spend the rest of this month packing/moving, and most of July unpacking and organizing a new household, I don’t expect this year to be much different. (Though it will probably consist of mostly audiobooks!) Hopefully, this will be a good-read scatterbrain-summer, instead of a slump-summer. If May is any indication, I’m in for a treat!

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5 Responses to Sunday Coffee – Wrapping up May

  1. The last time we moved, we’re hoping for only one more move, we hired people to pack for us. We did the valuables ourselves, then let the movers do the rest. It was so worth the money. I highly recommend it if you can afford it.

    But we do still have four boxes in the basement that we did not unpack this time or the last time we moved. We really should just give them to a thrift store unopened but we’ll probably move them along with us next time.


    • Amanda says:

      I wish we could do that! Well, less the packing, more the moving part – I wish we could hire someone to move our stuff. We can do the packing/unpacking! The three day trip cross-country on my own (well, driving on my own, with two kids and a cat in the van) is a difficult one without someone to trade off driving.

      I can’t imagine having closed boxes, though. I’m a constant purger-of-stuff, and I usually have the house unpacked and organized within a month of arriving. 😀


  2. Trisha says:

    I’m one of those weirdos who enjoys moving – well packing and unpacking, not so much the middle portion which involves a lot of lugging heavy boxes around. I hope this move works out well for you!


    • Amanda says:

      I’m the same – packing doesn’t bother me, though the piecemeal, pack-over-two-months thing isn’t great. Unpacking is wonderful. The moving portion itself? Nope.


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