Sunday, December 08, 2013

I Have Been... Take Twelve

Writing... It is kind of nice to be blogging a bit again. I am hoping I can keep it up! It would be nice to talk about some of the books I have read over the year, too, but I am trying not to pressure myself!

Reading... I finished The Diviners by Libba Bray Saturday evening. Then I started Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan. I have wanted to read this author forever and finally here I am! I am liking it so far and look forward to reading more. I pulled a possible pile of up-coming reads off my bookshelves last night:


Listening... I finished Stiff by Mary Roach. I really liked it. I can't wait to read more from her, but I think I will stick with audio and I don't have anything else by her at the moment. I am currently listening to Hogfather by Terry Pratchett. I decided to make it my Christmas read. I have read Pratchett before, but this is my first time listening to audio. I like it so far!

Looking... Still on my quest to take picture of my Elf on the Shelf. I think it is fun. I am also trying to take pictures more, but the weather has been gray and raining. I am not exactly inspired.

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Learning... How to get back to the things that I enjoy! Sometimes things get a bit crazy and you forgot to stop and smell the roses... I have missed reading and blogging. Next step is to get back to playing with my camera.

Anticipating... Getting to my TBR pile. There are so many books I bought because I was so excited about them and it is about time I started working on the pile. A new fridge! I hate the one in the house and apparently we are getting a new fridge for Christmas.

Loving... That the new house is coming together. We are decorated for Christmas, but next year I have slightly bigger plans. We went small for year one because there are other things that were more important to spend money on. I am hoping maybe there will be some things left when it comes time for the sales.

15 comments:

  1. You might not pressure yourself, but *I* will pressure YOU! :) I want to hear about some of those books you've been reading...and NOW :P.

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  2. Haven't read anything in your tbr except Maddaddam, which I quite enjoyed. Better than the middle book and a good ending for the trilogy!

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  3. It looks like you have lots of good reading ahead of you. I have Midnight Never Come on my TBR list as well so I can't wait to hear what you think! Enjoy :)

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  4. I'm really looking forward to three weeks off from homeschooling and a lot of time to just read!

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  5. Cute pictures of the Elf! Is the Libba Bray book you read part of a series? I need to read something else by her!

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  6. The elf pictures are so fun. I like the one in the tree and, of course, the book one!

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  7. I'm trying to get hold of a copy of A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan myself -- I liked Midnight Never Come, and A Natural History of Dragons sounds if possible even more fun and delightful. Glad your December is going well so far! :)

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  8. When do we get to pics of your new house? :)

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  9. What cute pictures! Midnight Never Come is a book I've been wanting to read for ages. Someday. I hope. LOL I have a copy of The Diviners as well. I hope you are enjoyed one and continue to enjoy the other.

    Stiff is my favorite Mary Roach book. I've read a couple of her others as well. She's so funny.

    I hope you have a wonderful week!

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  10. I'm glad you're back blogging again! And I second the request for new house pictures :-)

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  11. The Diviners looks great. I've never read any Libba Bray, so I don't know if that would be a good place to start? I have A Great and Terrible Beauty on my stacks too (forever). I love me some Mary Roach, but Stiff is definitely my favorite of her books so far.

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  12. It looks like you're having fun with your Elf! Good luck reading from your TBR pile - I'm too distracted by new books or good reviews to stick to one for very long.

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  13. I like your Elf of the Shelf photos! I've been trying to take more pictures, but inside our house is boring and outside is too darn cold!

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  14. You elf is so funny! I love it. My sister has been taking tons of pictures of her elf, too, and my niece absolutely adore it.
    How did you like The Diviners? I heard really great things about it!

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  15. I'm sooooo happy to see you around the blogs more :)))

    I need to get back to Patricia Riggs

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