So I was just sitting at work minding my own business yesterday afternoon when I heard something. It sounded like something fell from the ceiling. Turns out, it was a spider and it narrowly missed landing right on top of me. Do you recall my moth story? Yeah, I don't think I had a single problem with bugs in the Seattle office...but now they're everywhere and they're out to get me.
In good non-bug-related news, Michael got a job yesterday! He was messaging me at work and he was so discouraged and said he'd never find a job. And then later that day out of the blue he goes, "So I got a job." Woohoo! Now I don't have to worry that buying Christmas presents for our families will leave us homeless or scavenging for food.
Now, on to what I've been reading! I'm linking up with Katie and Molly for Bookworm Wednesday! (It's the first Wednesday of every month, if you needed a reminder!)
The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand
This was my first ever Hilderbrand book! Can you believe it? Everyone is always talking about her so I finally just checked out the library because all the books I had requested had lots of holds on them. This one was available so I snatched it! It was good, kind of predictable. It wasn't my favorite book ever but it did keep my attention and I enjoyed it. And now I already forgot a certain detail about it and need to Google it or something to remember before it drives me crazy!
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
I am so glad I read this! It really freaked me out though. This was written in the 80s and it's a sort of futuristic tale. Basically they took away pretty much everyone's rights...but especially women's rights. There was a religious war and one religion created this new oppressive society. Well with all of this religious extremism going on (it isn't only Muslims, you guys--no, I am not trying to start some debate and yes I very much believe in religious freedom...but extremists in any religion are scary) it didn't seem like a complete impossibility. I'm not saying that tomorrow we'll all be living like this, but it's worrisome that I could see this being a thing in the future if some crazy religious wars break out.
The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty
This is my fourth Moriarty book! This one I think might be my second favorite. I feel like I need to read What Alice Forgot (which currently holds the title of favorite) again because I can't remember all of it. I thought it was kind of all over the place. Tons of details that either weren't necessary in the end or ended up somehow actually being sort of important to the story. It sounds like a bad thing, but I liked that about it. It kept me guessing. And it was like 78392 story lines (okay, not that many) in one. I don't feel like I'm describing it right but whatever, I enjoyed it!