Sarah Sunday!

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Good morninnnggg! And Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Sarah update: I only had 3 days off this week, so it by in a blur. Tuesday night for game night we watched the first several episodes of Cougar Town season 4 and drank a whole lotta wine, which was wonderful. I found a new cheap wine that I love, Ravat 51.

My mom came home this week! She’s been off travelling in the south since New Year’s pretty much, so I’m SUPER HAPPY that she’s home and I’m hoping I can get her to stay for a goooood long time. My little sis and L also visited yesterday, so we went out to eat. L is a cutie.

Workout FAIL this week. I only went to the gym once. But somehow I’m still maintaining right around the 155 area, so that’s good. Definitely will be better about going this week.

Oh, Google pissed off a ton of bloggers because they’re getting rid of Google Reader by July. THAT SUCKS, GOOGLE. After trying to check out a bunch of the alternatives suggested, I think I’ve settled on Bloglovin. Everyone keeps pushing Feedly, but it doesn’t work well on my work computer and it seems app-based instead of browser-based. There were a couple others,  but they either also didn’t work well on the work computer, or you had to pay to use it, or something. Bloglovin seems to be working okay so far. I’m sure I’ll get used to it.

Anyways… yeah. Not much excitement this week. I MISS MY LAPTOP. Parts came in, so hopefully it’ll be fixed soon.

Bookish update: I finished HP&tGoF, and Vanity Fair, but that’s it. I’ve been reading The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma and I’m halfway through it… but I’m thinking about quitting it. I just haven’t been looking forward to picking it up… I don’t think I like the direction the story is taking, and I’ve only been reading a few pages at a time. I don’t know. After reading 300 pages I think I should just man up and finish it, but I also have a ton of other books that I really want to read instead, so we’ll see.

Good advice, Laurie.

 

Since I was struggling with The Map of Time, I decided to go ahead and start the third Ketty Jay book, The Iron Jackal. I’m about 100 pages in and so totally loving it, so that was a good choice. I’m sad that I haven’t gotten a whole lot of reading done since Monday. I’ve been really, really tired this week (combination of being busy and not sleeping well) and work has been busier than normal. I tried looking for a readathon taking place sometime this month to motivate me, but there’s nothing really going on until the Dewey readathon in April, it seems. Sooo…

I’m having my own little readathon on Wednesday. Let’s call it the Go-Away-I’m-Reading Readathon. I’m not going to clean or do much of anything except chill on the couch in my pj’s and read all damn day. Obviously since I don’t have the laptop at home yet, this isn’t an event that I’ll be doing a blog post about. I’ll be on Twitter and Instagram on my phone. If you have any spare time on Wednesday morning or night and want to read and chat on Twitter, feel free to join me! No prizes, no time constraints, no challenges – just reading and some socializing.

Anyways, I’m off to schedule a few posts for the week and then attempt to read. I hope ya’ll have having a lovely weekend!

~Sarah

P.S. I almost forgot – Epic Rap Battles of History has an app now!!! My mind = blown. And if you still haven’t checked out ERBoH, what are doing with your life?

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11 comments

  1. Now I’m even more sad I don’t have Wednesdays off anymore! 😦 Enjoy your little read-a-thon!
    And yeah, it really sucks that Google if shutting down the reader, it was such a good thing! I’ve tried several other readers, but I think bloglovin works best for me as well 🙂
    Yay for your mom being back! I know you’ve missed her and it’s nice that you get to spend time with her and your sister again!
    I hope your work shifts won’t be too busy this week!

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    1. Aww, I wish you had Wednesday off! But if you do get a spare few minutes anytime, feel free to read or check in on Twitter 🙂

      I’m liking Bloglovin, but today I feel like it’s not updating with new posts when it should be. I’ll see a tweet about a new post, but then I check Bloglovin and it’s not there yet. I’ll have to play with it later and see what the issue is. I am SO happy my mom is back. I hope she stays for a while now, but I know she’s missing the warmer weather down south.

      Have a good week Daisy!

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  2. I agree that Feedly definitely seems more app-based than browser friendly. I find that I like it more when I’m viewing blogs on my iPad than I do when I’m looking on the computer. I’m using Bloglovin right now and it’s great!

    That sucks that The Map of Time isn’t grabbing you … I hate it when I feel no desire to pick up a book I’ve put so much time into reading.

    Enjoy your readathon!! I need to implement one of those soon … I’m so behind!

    Have a good week!

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    1. “I hate it when I feel no desire to pick up a book I’ve put so much time into reading.”

      YES! On the one hand I’m already halfway through the book so I feel like I’m cheating myself if I don’t finish it, but on the other hand I’m just so not into it right now and it was holding up my other reading! Maybe I’ll come back to it later this week…

      Feel free to read like a fiend with my on Wednesday if you have any spare time! 🙂

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  3. Why in the world would they get rid of Google Reader?!? Dumb. I’m glad you found a book to feed your soul. I hate when I am out of sync with my books. Enjoy your Wednesday! Today is my own little readathon day. I’ve been off the couch to well, go buy a couch and to GameStop twice to buy Skyrim used and then back to buy Skyrim new because the used one was not behaving for the boy child. Now I’m on the old couch for good.

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