I’m not the best guess-timater. Like sometimes when I’m putting statistics together at work it’s not until I get to the very end and I see the result, that I go, “Really?! I didn’t think it would be that high!” Or I pick a mixing bowl out and it’s only when I’ve already added 95% of the ingredients that I realize it’s way too small and they won’t all fit.
That’s what happened with this months reading list, as I typed them up yesterday I was totally shocked at how many books I read in February.
I expected it to be half as much and that’s where the personal rant comes in. I’ve worked 11 hour days or more at my recruiting job for the past 3 weeks. I haven’t cooked dinner in 3 weeks and I haven’t been home before 9pm in 3 weeks. The 2 hour commute each day definitely helped with my reading during that time, but overall it’s been a tough three weeks!
Hubby is convinced I’ll get fired if I ever talk about my job on here (I did slip one TMI post about crazy candidates and employees by him!) but I’m totally overwhelmed. As much as I love my job, love being all nosey and doing interviews, making job offers, filling positions with the *right* person who I totally picked and making managers happy here, and just networking and making connections with people, I’m definitely suffering with all these 55-60 hour work weeks.
And there isn’t an end in sight, we used to have two recruiters in my office, but due to the economy our hiring slowed down and when the other one left for grad school last year they decided not to replace her. Now things are picking up again BIG TIME. All the positions that were put on hold in 2008-2009 were all approved at once at the beginning of this year and my head is about to explode just looking at the numbers that I am singlehandedly supposed to hire all by myself in the next few months.
Right now we are in the middle of our Spring on campus recruiting with information sessions, presentations, career fairs and interviews at 25 different schools. I coordinate it all and travel to some.
*heaving huge sigh* I just had to vent a little. Because not only are hubby, the mutt, and my TBR getting neglected but so is this here little lusty reading blog. And if I have a choice between reading a book, or blogging or blog hopping I will totally read a book.
So that is why I haven’t been around much, won’t be in the future, but still have a pretty respectable February reading list: 9 books total, made up of 1 YA fantasy, 1 contemporary horror/fantasy, 1 contemp romance, 5 historical romance, and 1 paranormal.
- Leviathan, Scott Westerfield A-
- Don’t Tempt Me, Loretta Chase, B+
- Prince Charming, Julie Garwood B+ (possibly unfair weighted or curved grade as it was one of the first romances I ever read and holds fond old skool memories)
- The Lost Lord, Mary Joe Putney B
- The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, Laruen Willig B
- Blue Eyed Devil, Lisa Kleypas B- (Her contemporaries just really don’t work nearly as well for me as her historicals.)
- Love Letters from a Duke, Elizabeth Boyle B-
- Succubus Blues, Richelle Mead C+
- Under the Dome, Stephen King DNF