Friday, August 18, 2017

How I Read

1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
I'll read anywhere but my bed is my favorite.
2. Do you use a bookmark or a random piece of paper?
I use the slips that are stuck in the book when I pick them up from the holds shelf. They come in handy. 

3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter or a certain amount of pages?
I'll try to read to a chapter break but I can stop whenever I need to.

4. Do you eat or drink while reading?
I can drink while I read but I can't eat and read.

5. Do you watch TV or listen to music while reading? I can listen to music or tv but it has to be something I'm not terribly interested in. 

6. Do you read one book at a time or several at once? Nope. I read one at a time.

7. Do you prefer to read at home or anywhere? I'll read anywhere. I always carry a book.

8. Do you read out loud or silently? I read silently. Sometimes I'll read parts aloud to Tai.

9. Do you read ahead or skip pages?Sometimes I'll skim. Only if I'm getting bored and I'm close to the end.

10. Do you break the spine or keep it like new?
I don't mean to but yes I will break the spine.

11. Do you write in your books? Not but I will mark pages with sticky notes. 

Wednesday, August 16, 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.



In an effort to help me declutter, I've started reading more about minimalism and reducing clutter. 
This one looked good.

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

Thursday, August 10, 2017

July Goal Update

Prepare to do something physically challenging in 2018. I decided to hike part of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018. I'm started doing a few small hikes. I have one longer hike on the calendar for September.

Be able to park my car in the garage by December 31, 2017. No new update here. Still working on it. Got rid of more stuff in the house but we have so much junk.

Add yoga back into my life at least once a week. I don't think we did much yoga this month. It was a busy month.

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 really here. I walk by a few art galleries on my way home so I always peek.

Get back to meal planning. We took a break from Plated. It's been too hot to stand over the stove. I've been using my instant pot a lot lately. 

July Goal: Keep the 3 herbs I planted (rosemary, mint, and lavender) alive. I did it!



August goal: Take 100 items to the thrift shop.

Wednesday, August 9, 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.



Reloot. I hope I can read it this time. 

This one looks good. 

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

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

July Book Tally

Afar by Lelia Del Duca
Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova
Always and Forever, Love Lara Jean by Jenny Han
Love, Ish by Karen Rivers
Loom Knitting Primer by Isela Phelps
Revival vol 6 by Tim Seeley
This is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

Still really slow on reading. August is a really busy month so I hope I get some reading in.

Book Stats:
Foodies Read: 0 (None this month) YTD: 4
What's In A Name: 0 (None This Month) YTD: 1
Read Harder: 0 (None This month) YTD: 5
Total: 59

Wednesday, August 2, 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.



I heard good things about this one. 

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

Wednesday, July 19, 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 interested me. 

A review likened this one to Firefly so I had to check it out.

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

Wednesday, July 5, 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.


I enjoyed Kady Cross' Steampunk Chronicles series so I decided to give this one a try.

I don't remember where I heard about this one but I'm looking forward to reading it. 

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

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

June Book Tally

The Comic Book Story of Beer by Jonathan Hennessey
A Meatloaf in Every Oven by Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire
Wonder Woman vol 2 by Greg Rucka
Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes

My knitting really got in the way of my reading. I'm thinking about doing audio books again. I have to start making some more progress on these challenges.



Book Stats:
Foodies Read: 2 (The Comic Book Story of Beer & A Meatloaf in Every Oven) YTD: 4
What's In A Name: 0 (None This Month) YTD: 1
Read Harder: 0 (None This month) YTD: 5
Total: 52

Monday, July 3, 2017

June Goal Update

Prepare to do something physically challenging in 2018. I think I decided on my physical challenge for 2018. Now to start training for it. 

Be able to park my car in the garage by December 31, 2017. No new update here. Still working on it. But I feel like I need to clear out stuff from the house to bring more in. 

Add yoga back into my life at least once a week. Taiki and I started doing yoga at home together. We've been doing it once a week but want to do it more. 

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

Add more art into my life. I stopped by an art gallery at the Seattle Center. They had a mix of painting, photography, and sculpture. 

Get back to meal planning. It's going good. 

June monthly goal: Make something on my loom (either a hat or a scarf). I made 2 hats and am working on a scarf.  I post a lot about my project (as well as pictures of the dog and food I cook) on Instagram. Follow me @sillylittlelinda. 

July Goal: Keep the 3 herbs I planted (rosemary, mint, and lavender) alive.