Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children was auto-checked-out to me because it became available and I fell asleep listening to it last night. I can see why everyone loves it. Very spooky and otherworldly so far. I'm also listening to Night Rising by Chris Marie Green but I can't seem to get into it so far. The characters aren't working for me, but the world building is really promising so I'm going to give it a full listen before I decide whether to continue with the series.
In ebooks I'm reading Broken Shadows, the third Shadowminds book, by A.J. Larrieu. It's pretty good so far but my copy's print is so tiny I'm having a tough time sitting through more than a few pages before I need a break. Anyone here read the series yet? Riding the Odds is my other read. I really don't have time for another read right now but the premise was just too cool to pass up. I'm definitely digging it so far.
So let's see that's a gothic/paranormal YA, two urban fantasies, and a scifi romance. Whatcha guys think? Am I diversifying enough? lol
And then there's my news about life...
This week my husband got results back on an allergy testing I finally got him to have done. He was allergic to none of the things we thought he might be like pet dander or dust. Instead he's allergic to almost every mold and pollen... and a TON of foods. Common foods. Wheat, rice, potatoes, corn, garlic, tomatoes, yeast, oranges, peanuts, walnuts, and shrimp. Over night we went from average American household to food insanity. Did you know that corn is in almost everything? Same for wheat and tomatoes.
So I've been extremely stressed out trying to find out how I can feed our family and not use garlic or tomatoes or any of the other things. Which means no pizza, no tacos, no mac n' cheese, no stir-fry... the list goes on and on. Many of them we'll eventually be able to have but I have to learn how to make everything using alternatives like coconut flour, tapioca starch, carrots, and other substitutes. It's a major challenge an if the $400+ I spent on groceries today are any indication it's going to be a spendy lifestyle change. I'm already missing spaghetti and cereal.
If you happen to know any great resources for folks with major food allergies let me know. We're flailing a lot right now... my husband is pretty picky and he's missing beer a lot. lol
And now I'm off to sort out something for dinner and to try and figure out how I'm going to find time to experiment with all these new flours and bread making! ♥ -- Rhi