I am on the tale end of a full week ( with bookend weekends) off. Normally if I take time off its because I am going somewhere or have a big commitment, like Camp.
Not this time.
For the first time in as long as I can remember, I just spent 9 days at home working on house projects, doing things I have wanted to do – but just have not had the time. I absolutely loved it. Waking up around 6:30 every morning, coffee, creating, clearing of the head… I left the house only for groceries and supplies for my projects.
And… there was audio.
As I look at the titles of what I chose to listen to this past week I am a bit concerned… lol. They all have an air of mystery to them, great suspense – but nothing over the top heavy or creepy. They were great listens while I painted my kitchen cabinets, cleaned out cupboards and closets, repurposed furniture, and tackled the job of painting the entire lower level of my home.
A few teasers before I write reviews…
A Woman Alone by Nina Laurin: Read with my book club, nominated by Paula. Cecelia, along with her husband and daughter have recently moved into a neighborhood of smart homes. Homes that are the wave of the future – they do nearly everything for you, know your favorite tv shows, when you work and come home, when you need to wake, sleep, cook your dinner and know how you like your coffee. The concept is to feel completely safe, but Cecelia does not. There are things she notices that others do not… and she begins to fear for her life.
The Girls Weekend by Jody Gehrman: Chosen by me, while browsing through Audible. June and Sadie have been for the most part life-long rivals all along hanging together in the same group of friends. Competing back in their school days from everything from best grades, accomplishments, and yes, even the guy. Now, many years later a Girls Weekend has been planned at Sadie’s home to celebrate their friends upcoming baby. Reluctantly, June decided to join at the last minute, after all it would be nice to see the other girls. What starts out as a weekend get together quickly turns into something else… a missing host… a smashed phone… and a lot of blood. Leaving all the girls as suspects and every one of them with a reason to kill.
The Haunting of Brynn Wilder by Wendy Webb: A long time fan of Wendy and her books, this was an easy choice. Brynn Wilder is due for a break. After a tough year, Brynn takes a break by staying in a boarding house in a town called Wharton, near Lake Superior. Brynn meets some wonderful long term guests including a man who more than catches her eye. But all is not as it seems in this quiet town as Brynn is soon to find out. One of the rooms is closed to the public and as the tragedy unfolds… Brynn begins to feel that somehow she is connected – drawn in through her dreams, and quite possibly her nightmares.
All three have been quite enjoyable and the time off during this strange year – priceless. Highly recommend if you can find a way to take a mini break and shut the world out (at least a little bit) its well worth the reset. Full reviews coming. 😉
Ready to go!