Weekend Reads and Life Lately


Hello, friends!

Even though it’s only been a three-day week and I’ve been absent from my work for a good bit because of the holidays, it’s felt like a looooooong week. But I’m thankful to be home, and I’m ready to sink back into a good routine.

I’ve been thinking a lot about morning routines and how consistent routines help me so much. Since I work from home, I really need those clear steps to prepare myself mentally for the work day, and I try to be at my desk every morning by 7:30.

I used to be really good about waking up at 5:30, and I’m hoping to get back in to that mind-set for 2019. I will probably share a post one day soon about how that’s going and what’s helped us wake up earlier in the past year.

In the meantime, I’m going to enjoy a full (but hopefully life-giving) weekend and try to get some reading time in. This weekend I have a Bible study night and some other church activities, I’m helping a friend move, and I’m knocking out some proofreading for a project due next week. I try not to work on the weekends, but because of the holidays (thanks, freelancing!), things got a bit crazy.

Here’s What I’m Reading this Weekend


Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow and Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

It’s funny, I posted on Instagram that Wundersmith (the second book in the series) was going to be my first read of the new year, but after getting sixty or so pages into it, I realized I really wanted to reread Nevermoor (the first book)—not because I didn’t know what was going on or needed a refresher, because truthfully, I think the author does a good job of that—but because I wanted to savor this world again and then jump straight into the second one with the first one fresh on my mind. I read Nevermoor two years ago. Anyone else do this with series?

Jane Erye by Charlotte Brontë

I said I’d be reading more classics this year, guys! This is the first time I’ve ever picked up Jane Erye, and I’m buddy reading this one with a few friends. I got the audiobook from the library and the ebook, so I’m excited to completely immerse myself into this one.

Have you read these books? What are you reading this fine weekend? I’m planning to read out in the sun because it’s so lovely in NC today.

Happy reading! x