So it is that time of year, when goodreads invites readers to vote on the best books of 2013. The pressure! Seriously though, am I the only one that feels uncomfortable doing this?
I typically open the link with excitement knowing I get to vote on my favorite books!! Yeah!! Then reality sets in. I only read one book in this category. I didn't have time to read the other books. I can't vote based on only knowing only one book in the category. There are two books I liked, I can't choose between them. I like this book but there is another book that I loved in this category and it is not listed as an option. Should I write it in? Is writing it in pointless? The spiral of self talk continues until I just fast forward through the categories without placing a vote in the majority listed.
Regardless of the over thinking I do, I always love discovering new-to-me books. I follow the little rabbit holes looking at new authors, remembering the books I did read and why I did or did not like them. The time is well spent.
I'm currently wrapping reading the first book I will review here and picking out a recipe that I am excited to share. No fancy 'I can't find that ingredient in my local store' shenanigans going on here folks! So stay tuned for that.
Meanwhile, I will leave you with this shout out to IKEA. After my last set of measuring spoons met an untimely demise in the garbage disposal it was time for a new set. I had a girls trip to IKEA scheduled so I decided to buy new ones there. I might have discovered why their furniture can be confusing; with the directions saying there are different sized bolts but they all look the same.
Our jerky ended up under-seasoned before I figured it out.