Sunday, January 01, 2017

Week in Review - Week 1


Happy New Year!! I am back with my first Sunday post of 2017 after taking a week off from blogging. My 2017 in the first hour or so started off fine, but then about 2 this morning the kitten had some bathroom issues and had a bath. I am now thinking that my 2017 started after that fun event. lol I really do not want steam cleaning rugs and bathing cats in the early hours of the morning to set my tone for what I am hoping will be a better year than last. On the plus side, I will likely remember this New Year above most of the others! lol

At least she is cute, right?
I am hoping to do some wrap-up type posts this week. Then, I am not sure where the blog is going this year. I am basically looking at it like I did last year and aiming to blog every Sunday. If I blog more than that, great! It is no pressure blogging. Some things I am thinking about are how many audios I will get through this year now that they are a more central part of my reading then they were when I started out 2016. (Although, to end out 2016 my iPod died and I had to get a new one because, well, I had over 3 years with my last one and it is easier than my phone. Hoping that will arrive next week. In the meantime, I have it on my phone, though!) And, I really really want to read all of my graphic novels that are still unread. And, I want to concentrate on my TBR as much as possible this year. We will see if any of that turns out to go well! The other things I am thinking about this year are using my real camera more instead of always relying on my phone and to get back into sending postcards. We will see how it goes! 

I just know that 2016 was not my favourite year. I am still pretty devastated that we lost Casey. She was just the best kitty and I have no idea what happened to her. I am still hoping she got adopted by another family and is living a great life that she may return from one day. If not, I try not to think about what could have happened to her. Chloe is great, but she is just not Casey. There will never be another Casey. But it is has been over 3 months now. The chances of her reappearing are still plausible, but more and more unlikely with every passing day. But, maybe she will come back and make 2017 all that much better!
First picture of 2017!
Currently Reading

I had hoped when I sat down to read this post that I would have decided on that oh, so important 'first read of 2017'. There are many books calling my name and my tablet is charging. I am sure there will be reading today. I just have to decide what!


This was supposed to be my last audio of 2016, but because of the whole iPod disaster, it is my first audio of 2017 instead. It is a really well-done audio and I am really looking forward to seeing how it ends.

Weekly Reading

Updraft (Bone Universe, Book 1) ~ After checking out a novella by Fran Wilde earlier this year, I decided that I needed to see what her longer works were like. (Plus, this was narrated by the same person that did Daughter of Smoke & Bone). It was a really good start to a new fantasy series! I have to say that I read a lot of good fantasy in 2016 and discovered some really great authors. I am intrigued by the world and cannot wait to see how she develops it with book 2. Strongly recommended!

A Christmas Carol ~ Then I decided to check out A Christmas Carol narrated by Tim Curry. It was really good, but didn't amaze me like I expected. According to Goodreads I have never read A Christmas Carol before, but I know that I have at least twice before. I thought the audio would be a better experience, but while I love Tim Curry in general, this didn't blow me away. I was disappointed about that, but still had fun with it. And, the story is always good. Recommended!

New Additions

~ Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
~ Archivist Wasp

Weekly Posts

Week in Review - Week 52


  1. Happy New Year! Those are great pics of the pets! I'm so sorry that Casey still hasn't returned but I have to believe that she is with a good family and enjoying life and bringing joy to others too. Hope you have a great year ahead and that there are many wonderful reads waiting for you!

  2. Happy New Year - love the pet pictures. Haha! I'd say 2017 started after the cat incident also!

    Good luck with your goals in 2017; I like the no pressure idea to blogging.

    A Christmas Carol is always great to read during the winter period. I try to return to it each year.

    Happy reading in 2017!

  3. Happy New Year! I have the Fran Wilde book too, but haven't started it yet.

    Love the pics, very festive!

  4. 2016 was such a sad year for a lot of people. I'm still so sorry Casey went missing. Good luck with picking your first official read of 2017.

  5. Happy New Year, Kelly! I am in agreement about 2016--and hope that 2017 will be better for everyone. I liked Updraft -- it was an original take on a genre that I enjoy. Great characters, too. I'm looking forward to the next book.

  6. That's a lot of reading to take care of. I myself am planning to cut down on blogging this year-- I think once a week is most I can do with the amount of writing time I need for my novels.

    Wish you a happy new year!


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