I wasn't sure I was going to be keen on the romance/friendship genre choice with The Book Drop but I've been loving it. I started on literary fiction type books and then moved over to this one. I assumed I'd eventually land back on mysteries but I think my current choice is what I need during this pandemic.
I'm not sure what the governor is doing in my state but I'm staying home until Dr. Fauci says it's safe. Look, it's hard and annoying and I'm legit stir-crazy but I think it's only responsible to listen to the grown-ups here.
At least I've gotten a lot of reading done during the break. I've been reading about four or five books a week. Sometimes as many as seven. I still have a huge pile of books to go through. I might photograph it one day but...I'm not really ready to commit to that. Maybe at the end of the year to show how much I've got to read and stuff. People get twitchy at my hoard but eh.
I received this book in a Muse Monthly book subscription, which ended a few years ago. Yes, it sat on my TBR pile that long. Not because I'm slow but because it kept getting moved around the pile depending when I rearranged it. The way I have now is much more visual as some are spine out on the bookshelf while others are stuck in piles below.
None of that was interesting, I mean, who cares how I have my TBR pile set up. I'm not sure what the lady who created the box is doing--well, I do, 'cause I'm a little nosy. They work in the publishing industry. Anyways. The box was great because it caused me to branch out with genres.
I was a bit bad and went shopping (online) and got some new items. I don't need them obviously since I'm going nowhere this year because of Covid-19 but whatever.
I also listlessly read three books. I'm so slow this week for some reason! Plus, I only half watched some of the TV shows I had taped. I didn't really try any new recipes other than a bland lemon pasta bake. What is with all these bland recipes? I can make it better obviously but what's the point of keeping the original if it's so boring. Do we not believe in spices and flavor? Lord help me.
I received a new CGRP drug to try as an abortive for pain. I'm not sure if this hurricane (or the multiple ones in the Atlantic) will affect me in any way but it'll be a trial by fire for this new drug. My triptan works fine but it does knock me on my butt (or the drug + migraine does).
Hopefully these hurricanes will leave off and putter off into nothing but I don't think 2020 has been my year. Or anyone's year.
I received this book in The Book Drop's June 2020 mailer. I have the "Books for Bubbly" selection, which covers friendship and romance.
But oh...the cover. It's so pretty. I love a pretty cover!
I received this book in a Muse Monthly box, which no longer exists. It was a fun box because I received books (and tea!) from authors that I wouldn't normally gravitate towards. I wouldn't say I enjoyed all of them but I think the box editor's taste was pretty good. It also helped me gather more of a taste of tea flavors. I thought I was going to prefer lighter tea, floral teas,etc...nope. Black tea. STRONG tea. Light me up because I need my tea to be vicious.
The Book Drop is a book subscription with various genres. It's from Bethany Beach Books (in Delaware), a independent bookstore. I have the 'Books for Bubbly' which is a mish-mash of two genres: romance and friendship. So far it's good. Since my usual genre is filled with serial killers this is a much slower pace for me but it is nice. I get to try different authors and books that I normally skip over (in favor of all these murder-y books).
I'm almost caught up on Watch What Crappens Podcast and finishing the Aurora Teagarden series.
I have to be honest, I think I'm a little off with The Book Drop unboxing. I just opened (and photographed) Septembers box (at the end of August) but I'm constantly worried that I've mis-labeled the photos when I upload them. Even with the included materials. It's nonsense. I'm pretty sure this is July's unboxing (as it does say July).
The Book Drop is a newer subscription (to me) and I've switched from the literary (tea) to the romance/friendship (champagne?). I might switch again but right now it's working. It's a subscription of newly released paperbacks from an indie bookstore in Delaware called Bethany Beach Books.