We had a slightly shorter break this year, only having Wednesday through Sunday off, and it sure felt shorter!  I missed those extra two days.  Oh well – I still managed to get some good reading done!

I finished Soul Story: Evolution and the Purpose of Life by Time Freke.  An interesting read about souls and the “soul crisis” of today.  I found some very interesting points in the book; one I really liked was thinking about time, and how it doesn’t pass, but rather accumulates to create the person and soul you are in the present moment.  I like the accumulation rather than passing because it feels like time slows when thinking that way.

I also finished The Butcher’s Daughter by Victoria Glendinning, which in a roundabout way fed my Tudor England obsession.  The story does not revolve around the court or King Henry, but it was set during that time and there were peripheral mentions of the goings-on at court.  This story was about a girl who is in training to be a nun, but then Henry decides to dissolve the monastaries and abbeys in order to take their wealth for himself.  The abbey where the main character is living is destroyed, leaving her to fend for herself and find a way to make a life.  I liked it.

I FINALLY started to read The Maze Runner by James Dashner.  It is always checked out of the library, so this is the first time I have had a chance to grab it!  I like it so far, but it is different than what I expected, so I have to adjust my ideas.  I think I will like it in the end.

I read a bunch of cookbooks – I am getting an insta pot, so I needed to find out what the deal is with them!  It is a pressure cooker, and I have never used one; I just remember my mom’s stovetop pressure cooker with the jiggly thing on top and the steam coming out, which scared me to death!  The new ones seem less scary, and I am excited to try mine out!

I hope you were able to make some time to read this holiday!

Happy Reading!