Friday, December 16, 2016

Bookish (And Not So Bookish) Thoughts

1. | There have been 3 snow days this week and it is not even officially winter yet. This doesn't look promising for actual winter. I was supposed to do things today and it is very not nice looking out at the moment. Hopefully it clears as the day goes.

2. | I am pretty much done Christmas. I just need to get two more things and wrap something that isn't set to arrive until Tuesday. This is more accomplished than most years. I tend to wrap presents very last minute, so the fact that I am done that is a miracle.

3. | My cold went away and came back. Hope you do not catch the cold going around this year. The last couple years I was lucky and didn't catch one. This one has made up for that!

4. | I am determined to work on my TBR in 2017. One of my goals for 2016 was to not have any unread graphic novels in my house. I still have a few. I am bad with reading goals... This definitely has to happen for 2017, though. And, I would just like to decrease the unread books in my house in general. I am making my way through audiobooks faster, so hopefully that continues. I have a backlog of those, too!

5. | I am still quiet with my reading. I have been listening to audios and reading a bit here and there. I guess it is a way to cleanse the expectations and get back on a roll in January. Still a couple weeks left, so I could read a bit more before the year officially ends. I think it is more that I want to read many things to the point where I am just not reading anything. I am weird like that.

6. | I read a novella by Fran Wilde a bit earlier this year, so I decided to finally listen to her novels. The first one is narrated by the same narrator that did Daughter of Smoke and Bone, so this was a very good decision. I have read some really good fantasy this year. I have listened to way more audio than I normally do, too. This has all helped!

7. | With the thought of getting to all of my graphic novels before the end of next year, I started with Y: The Last Man last night. I am honestly not sure if I have read all of the volumes. I could check on Goodreads, but I am just going to go with it and read all of the Volumes to end out 2016 (and maybe start 2017). If I can stay on top of this graphic novel project, I can see me rereading some comics. I am excited!

8. | I am off to try and warm up. So cold today!


  1. Stay warm and dry, girl! We are gearing up for our second big snowstorm of the season. Last week, it hit on the weekend and therefore caused no disruption to school. Since today's is supposed to start before the school day ends, the school district made today an early release day for the kids. I am hoping to get out of work early too and get off the road before most of it hits. We have already had our first few days of subzero temperatures too. This is just so odd. I have no idea what the rest of the season will bring!

  2. Whoa! That's a lot of snow. We've only had one good snowfall this year. Good luck with all your 2017 reading goals. I need to read a lot more than I did this year. Hopefully it's a better year for both of us.

  3. I hear that we are going to get blasted with a pretty miserable winter this year, at least by me. It looks like the same may be true of you. We're already seeing temperatures colder than they usually are in mid-January :-(

    I am horrible with reading goals, too, but it's always fun to set them, anyway :-)

  4. Aw, I'm sorry you're having such a chilly winter! I hope you have non-horrible weather from here on out. Meanwhile I am hugely impressed that you have finished your Christmas stuff. Every time I think I'm finished with Christmas, more Christmas things come up that I need to deal with. Almost nothing is wrapped. Most everything is purchased. I just need everything to arrive in the mail so I can stop worrying. *breathes into brown paper bag*

  5. I totally agree with 1 and 2. It was 15 dregs F here today and it's just painful to be outside in that weather.


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