Catching Up

A few things to share today.

Last week was another week of time spent on airplanes so I was able to read two books.  39 and 40 down…home stretch to 50!


The Other Life by Ellen Meister is the story of happily married Quinn.  She has a young son and is pregnant with another child.  Her life is quickly turned upside down when she finds out that the baby she is carrying has a serious medical issue.  The book has The Time Travelers Wife feel to it.  Switching between realities.  Quinn has the ability to squeeze through space (it starts with a crack in her basement wall) and switch lives.  She enters the abyss and is then back with her former boyfriend – she’s not pregnant, she’s unmarried, and her mother is still alive.

It was a very gripping story and is an interesting look at What would you do?  Stay or go?

I’m really behind the times here but I am finally reading The Hunger Games trilogy.  My niece and I saw the movie when it came out and I was in the dark – I hadn’t read the books and didn’t know much about the story line.  The movie was stressful!  I knew what I was getting into as I started to read The Hunger Games by Susan Collins.  The book was even better than the movie and I felt like my pulse kept going up and up as I continued to read.  I’m well into Catching Fire and may try to finish the trilogy this week.  I don’t know if I can take that much stress condensed into two more books!

Random running tip for the day – if you are running in the dark, get a headlamp.  I rarely run outside in the evening but it was about 55 degrees last night after work and I had to take advantage of the warm air.  I put on my trusty headlamp and hit the path.  If bikers can sport flashing lights, so can runners.  At one point waiting at a crosswalk, a guy told me I looked like a light house (the lamp was on ‘flash’).  I told him I felt like I was on The Amazing Race.

And finally, I was wide awake at 3am.  Kostas sleeps like he’s a person – he’s supposed to stay on the brown dog blanket.  His stinky paws were in my face.

Do you have a headlamp?  What do you use it for?  Are you a Hunger Games fan?  

Are you on Goodreads?  I am – let’s connect.   My mom joined on Saturday – my niece was explaining the App to her and I summed it up by saying it’s like Facebook for really smart people.






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