a snowy day and NEW books i’ve read this week

Happy Tuesday!

On my to-do list today, since it’s my day off work, I wrote: “Go shooting” (as in go snap photos type of shooting). But the closest I came was to open my front door and take this pic of my neighbor’s yard with my phone. Because although this photo doesn’t really show it, white flakes are still coming down, and I’d rather hibernate by my fireplace today, haha!

So I’ve been listening to an audiobook while I worked on my “indoor to-do list”! I just finished “The Power of Fun”. My niece recently introduced this book to me when she posted about reading it and publicly wondered what it says about her since she’s reading the book instead of going out and actually having fun. But I’m sure she’ll put what she learned into practice, eventually. As I intend to do! One of the exercises in the book invited the reader to think back to times when they really had fun. The author pointed out that most of the time people have the most fun when they’re with other people. And as I thought of my fun times, I guess I tend to agree. The times when I laugh so hard I get a side ache is definitely not when I’m alone. Lesson learned. Although I typically have fun doing my solitary hobbies, it’s not quite the same as when I’m having fun with other people.

And here’s what else I’ve read this week (actually listened to…mostly on my commutes at 2-times the normal narration speed).

The year is almost over. My Goodreads 2022 Reading Challenge was to read 35 books this year. Well, thanks to audiobooks (at double-speed) I’ve “read” 84. Killed that challenge, haha! Some of my favorites this year were:

52 Ways to Walk by Annabel Streets

Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Kite Runner by Khaded Hosseini

The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson

My Name is Resolute by Nancy E. Turner

The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker PhD

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

I love a good book recommendation, so let me know what I should add to my to-read list for next year! Have a great day! Stay warm if you have weather like us, and do or learn something NEW!

6 thoughts on “a snowy day and NEW books i’ve read this week

  1. I love your phone photo of the snow, so even though you didn’t get out there, you got a good one! That Bill Bryson book in the photo (A Short History of Nearly Everything) is my favourite of his. He’s famous for being funny, but in this book he’s not trying so hard to be funny, which makes it better. He manages to make science and geologic history into an easily digestible subject. I have to re-read it every so often because there is always more that I missed. Good for you in reading so many books! I use audiobooks too, and have tripled the number of books I can read, because of it, because I can read while doing chores.

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