Sarah Sunday!


Bout of Books stack, Gabby being all kinds of cute, me with wavy hair (ignore the pajama shirt please), and Los Gallos – the most delicious Mexican food EVER.


Alriiiiight, I’m at work and I only have 15.5 hours left! I agreed to take on a 16-hour shift today, cause you know. Overtime. And let’s face it, I could use the extra reading time. Yesterday during my work shift, I watched Oz The Great and Powerful. It was bad. I’m glad I never went to the theaters to see it even though I was so excited about it. Damn. Have you guys seen it?

This week has basically been a big blur of children and books. I watched my nephew Josh and niece Emma on Monday- Josh totally punked me by playing with his iPod in his room and hiding it whenever I checked on him. Sneaky 8 year-old, he wasn’t supposed to be playing with electronics until his mom got home. I can’t believe I fell for it. Anyways, that was a distracting morning, but then I got to go in my sis’s pool that afternoon. FINALLY got to use my bathing suit I bought like 3 months ago. And then I watched my nephew DB on Wednesday, which wasn’t too bad but kind of exhausting, as always. 2 year-olds suck. Like I love him, but dude I can’t wait till he’s older. He does say “meeno” for Nemo (for Finding Nemo) which is pretty darn cute.

And other than that, I pretty much ignored cleaning and packing in favor and laying around the house reading and blogging and tweeting in the spirit of Bout of Books. Even the honeyman read with me, because he found a new book he’s really into. Correction: I found a book I thought he’d like, and he’s really into it (Going Home by A. American – what a silly alias, but it’s a survivalist novel). I also ate a whole ton this week and only went to the gym twice. But Los Gallos and Red Robin are both delicious and I have no regrets! In fact I think we’re going to Los Gallos again in a few days with friends and I’m still psyched. You guys do not even understand how delicious it is. So yeah, baby-sitting, reading, and eating – there’s my week.

Of course, I’m now at the point where we’re moving in less than a week and a little part of me is spazzing at the amount of packing still left, which I’m sure just seems like a lot in my head but really isn’t that bad. Either way, this week is going to be crazy busy and my only real internet or reading time will be when I’m at work later in the week. But I’m excited to move, at least just to have it over with. Moving sucks.

Bookish update: So this week I finished Rules of Civility by Amor Towles, The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig, Relish by Lucy Knisley, and True Grit by Charles Portis. I’m almost done with Self-Inflicted Wounds by Aisha Tyler, and then I’m debating what to start next. It’s between The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch, Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. I guess it’ll depend on how much time I have left in my shift today. But… I’m leaning towards Stormdancer. Japanese steampunk! Color me intrigued.

Alright ya’ll, I guess that’s it. How has your week been?





  1. Moving is well rubbish, you’re right. We’re doing it this week too – starting Tuesday, main move Thursday, I think. I just can’t wait to get in the other end and start going through some of these boxes, getting rid of more stuff that I’ve obviously survived without just fine over this last month or so. Just so much to do and remember and organise! Good luck, see you on the other side! 😀

    P.S. I emailed you about your Bout of Books challenge win, yaaaaay! NEW BOOKS, SARAH! NEW BOOKS!


    1. I AM SO EXCITED I WON YOUR CHALLENGE! I’ll email you back soon.

      I also can’t wait to just be done with moving so that I can unpack and get everything organized and probably throw out a bunch more stuff. SO much of our stuff is going into storage because the new apartment is about 300 sq ft smaller. It’s sad, but oh well.


  2. Good luck with the move, it’s probably gonna feel a whole lot better once it’s over! I have never read Japanese steampunk (or any steampunk, actually), but I gravitate towards things oriental, and looking forward to your review.


  3. Hi Sarah, found you through the Bout of Books readathon. It sounds like it’s been a successful one.

    I recommend the Neil Gaiman book, but that might because I’m a huge Neil Gaiman fangirl and will recommend ALL THE GAIMAN BOOKS to everyone. But “Ocean” is a particularly good one. I’ve also heard good things about “The Lies of Locke Lamora” but haven’t read it for myself. Yet.

    Best of luck with the house move. Just think, you’ll be the other side of it soon. Not much longer.


    1. Yup, I’m a blonde! My natural color is a dark, mousy blonde – it can’t even be properly classified as brunette 😦 Ugh. So I lighten the crap out of it.

      My sister sends me hysterical texts and pics about my nephew too 🙂 Kids. *shakes head*


  4. That’s too bad you didn’t like Oz: The Great and Powerful! I thought it was really good. 🙂 And yay for reading instead of packing! I’d probably do the same thing …

    Enjoy your day at work!


    1. I liked a couple things about Oz, like China Town, but otherwise I was disappointed. Maybe it was better in the theaters… the cinematics and Franco didn’t impress me at all.

      I REALLY should get a move on the packing thing. Two days left…


    1. Aww, is your kitty sick? 😦

      There is a cat on Instagram called Hamilton – he looks a LOT like Gabby, but he has a white mustache. It’s AWESOME. I want to find a cat like that to get for Gabby as a boyfriend 😉


  5. I love the wavy hair! Looks really good!
    And yeah, moving does suck, except when you guys get a house and it will all have been worth it! But packing and everything is exhausting…
    Sounds like you had a good week with great food 🙂


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