So I have a job that is exempt from stay-at-home. While we have figured out how to get most of our staff working from home, four of us go to the office every day. So my life is kind of the same for a usual April. Busy season basically consists of me moving between home and the office, which is what I’m doing now, with fewer occasional trips to the grocery store. The only difference now is the ubiquitous wipes and hand sanitizer. Although, to be fair, I am normally a champion hand-washer and face non-toucher.
Even though I have a sense of normalcy brought on by busy season, I also have the underlying sense of anxiety that colors every waking moment. Thinking is harder. I use all the thinking energy at work and find myself craving re-reads at home. The gentle sort. The type of books that I remember fondly and in which I can immerse myself and forget the world.
I’m sure I will forget some, but here is my partial list:
The Set Piece by Catherine Lane
Making a Comeback by Julie Blair
Breakthrough by Kris Bryant
And Playing the Role of Herself by KE Lane
Starting From Scratch by Georgia Beers
Waiting in the Wings by Melissa Brayden
Something in the Wine by Jae
Captain of Industry by Karin Kallmaker
Hotel Liaison by JLee Meyer
Turbulence by EJ Noyes
Blindsided by Karis Walsh
Fire and Ice by Rachel Spangler
When the Stars Sang by Caren Werlinger
The Music and the Mirror by Lola Keeley
Breaking Character by Lee Winter
Rock and a Hard Place by Andrea Bramhall
Poppy Jenkins by Tig Ashton
Sea Legs by KG McGregor
Body Language by Kenna White
Gigolo Girl by Layce Gardner
A Pirate’s Heart by Catherine Friend
Write Your Own Script by AL Brooks
How about you? What are your comfort/old friend reads? The books you turn to for escape?
Stay safe. Stay well. Stay home if you can, be careful if you can’t.