Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Library Loot

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and me that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.


This one looked cute.

I love reading about liquor. 

What did you get this week? Share your loot below.


Monday, May 22, 2017

Random Thoughts

-I'm slumping hard. I'm having such a hard time reading lately. Even graphic novels are taking me days to complete. Partly is that things are busy but I'm also not having the interest in reading lately. On the ride home, I tend to zone out or play a game. Once I'm home there are tons of things to do and I hardly have time to read before bed. I think it's temporary but it feels weird to me.

-My friend is loaning me her loom long term. She gave me a lesson and I'm looking forward to weaving more in the coming months. I want to make scarves!

-Part of my reading slump is because of the library. My regular library is convenient to where I catch the train. But inconvenient to the house. A lot of days I feel that I'm rushing home and don't have time to stop at the library. I frequently have overdue books now because I don't have time to drop them off. The other closest library is more convenient on the weekends. At our old house the library was a block away so I rarely had problems getting there.

-I finally mowed our lawn. We had a really rainy winter and spring. This past weekend was nice so I pulled out my new lawn mower and mowed the lawn.

-I went to get a massage last weekend. It was divine. I already scheduled another one.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Library Loot

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and me that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

A coworker recommended it.

This one sounded good. 

What did you get this week? Share your loot below.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist

  • Historical fiction with LGBT characters. I would love a Victorian romance with LGBT characters.
  • YA with more flawed characters. I see lots of main characters with issues but their love interest is generally less flawed. I'm tired of the perfect guy/girl. I want romances between misfits.
  • More mixed race characters. 
  • Great world building. I want more books that build worlds quickly and effectively. 
  • Engaging nonfiction like the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks or Kurlansky's books.
  • More female superheroes written by women. 
  • More graphic novels based on historical events.
  • Fiction based on the Bible like The Red Tent.
  • More books set in the 80's or that pay tribute to the 80's. 


Monday, May 8, 2017

April Book Tally

Revival vol 3 by Tim Seeley
A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin
Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
Revival vol 4 by Tim Seeley
Devil In Spring by Lisa Kleypas
Nightwing vol 1 bu Tim Seeley
Wonder Woman vol 1 by Greg Rucka
The Party After You Left by Roz Chast
Ghosts by Raina Telgmeier
Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn


A good month over all. I did participate in the Readathon for a little bit. I hope that I can participate the whole day in October. I've been having some little slumps but I hope that by the end of May I'm back to normal in my reading.


Book Stats:
Foodies Read: 0 (None this month) YTD: 2
What's In A Name: 1 (Heroine Complex) YTD: 1
Read Harder: 2 (Ghosts and A Manual For Cleaning Women) YTD: 5
Total: 39

Friday, May 5, 2017

April Goals Tally

Prepare to do something physically challenging in 2018. Still working on building my ankle strength. I'm still doing a lot of walking. I've upped my step challenge number to 12,000/day. I'm hoping to get back to biking in May.

Be able to park my car in the garage by December 31, 2017. We actually made a lot of progress here. We are able to pull Tai's car into the garage. I hope to have the whole garage cleared by the end of June. 

Add yoga back into my life at least once a week. I didn't get an yoga in this month at all :(

One hour a day without technology (no phone, no computer, no tv). Still doing good on this one. 

Add more art into my life. Nothing formal but keeping an eye out for art everyday. 

Get back to meal planning. We switched to Plated. I'm going to do a post on my experiences with all the meal delivery services we used. 

Take more pictures. I think I'm going to change this goal to something else. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Library Loot

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and me that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

Another one for the Foodies Read Challenge.

Interesting sounding non fiction. Kind of a fish of water story.

What did you get this week? Claire's got the linky.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn

I picked up Heroine Complex for the What's in A Name Challenge Title has a x in it category. Not only did I cross off a category on a challenge but I read a delightful book.

Evie is trying to handle it all-her teenage sister, her absent dad, her best friend/boss, and her own messy problems. Evie enjoys being in the shadows but when Aveda, San Francisco's resident super hero is laid up with an ankle injury, Evie must step in and help maintain Aveda's image. But can Evie be a superhero and still get the guy?

I really enjoyed Heroine Complex. Evie was funny and relateable. I enjoyed the pop culture references as well as all the superhero banter. I would definitely pick up the next in the series. Others who shared their thoughts on Heroine Complex: Smart Bitches Trashy Books, Badass Book Reviews, and The Daily Geekette.
 I read Heroine Complex for the What's In a Name Challenge.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

I had enjoyed Telgemeier's other books so I was excited to read Ghosts. I was not disappointed. Telgemeier does a great job of translating all the feelings of being a teen into her books. And this was one no different. Catrina and her family are moving to Northern California for her sister, Maya's health. Catrina is upset about leaving her friends. But Catrina and Maya wind up  gaining friends, family history, and developing a closer relationship with each other. I enjoyed this story and I look forward to more ffrom Telgemeier.
I read this one for the Read Harder Challenge: Read an all ages comic.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Library Loot


Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and me that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.


Is it strange that I love Chrissy Teigan? I'm looking forward to this one. I might even cook something out of it!

I need some more Sarah Addison Allen in my life. 

What did you get this week? Share below!