Things areâ€¦ looking up! Not â€œgreatâ€ yet but getting closer. After my not-so-fun weekend, I took some big steps to improve the situation on Monday. First things first: a date with my gym hot tub (so I could get a momma break and ease my aching body). Step two was getting my back adjusted again (feels almost perfect now), and then I just tried to take it easy for the rest of the afternoon.
I have fallen SO far behind on Book a Week. Iâ€™ve read 18 books but thereâ€™s 21 weeks â€“ almost 22 â€“ completed in 2015. I may have slipped too far behind to read 52 books in 2015, but Iâ€™m sure going to keep trying! I just finished up this one (which was super long <â€”a problem for Book a Week!).
Week 18: City of Bones
This book was actually my Motherâ€™s Day present from the Husband! He knows I like Young Adult fiction and also like series, so he thought this would be a good fit.
Description: â€œWhen fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murderâ€”much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. Itâ€™s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothingâ€”not even a smear of bloodâ€”to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy? This is Claryâ€™s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. Itâ€™s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jaceâ€™s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…â€
My Rating: 2 out of 5 stars. Unfortunately I just didnâ€™t like it. Seemed formulaic (which I normally donâ€™t mind), and also didnâ€™t have me gripped and dying to continue the storyâ€¦ I put it down for days at a time sometimes. And I have no desire to read the rest of the books in the series, soâ€¦ That says a lot. I think it was too â€œyoungâ€ in â€œyoung adultâ€ for me. Plus, one advantage to my Book a Week project is it is making me slightly more picky than normal (I usually love all books simply because they are books!).
Okayâ€¦ letâ€™s talk about that sandwich.
To make this awesome grilled cheese:
Butter one side of each slice of bread. Flip over.
On one slice, spoon some vodka pasta sauce. On the other, put a big pile of mozzarella cheese.
Top with fresh basil.
Proceed to pan-fry as you normally would.
PERFECTION. <— See, my week is already better than last week!