Happy Sunday to ya!
Sooo… stuff of the updating variety.
- I have mostly failed at #boutofbooks this week. Which sucks, but I DID get to join in on the Wednesday Twitter chat and that was a blast. And I haven’t completely failed at the social aspect. So yay there.
- I love my new blog look. It’s big, and clean, and… I’m pretty happy with it. Not bad for a free template.
- Work this week… oye. It’s been busy (as always), and is likely to be even busier during the next few weeks because we have a new temp and needs training, on top of everything else. I have high hopes for this temp though. Also, I learned new stuff this week at work and I always enjoy that 🙂
- I applied for my first auto loan ever yesterday, but I won’t hear anything until Monday, which naturally means that I’m all worried and stressed. Really, really need a new car though – the honeyman needs his Jeep back, and my Beetle isn’t really fixable – or rather, it is, but would cost too much. As long as my loan goes okay, I think I’m planning on selling the Beetle for parts or something, just to get rid of it quick. (I barely have time to find/buy a new car, much less deal with selling the old one).
- We saw the new Captain America movie last week, which I thought was pretty good. Now I just need to see the new Thor movie and I’ll be all caught up for when Avengers 2 comes out.
- I’m still reading Drums of Autumn, I’m about halfway through. How in the hell am I going to re-read the rest of the Outlander series, and the new one in June, by the time to get back into regular reading and blogging in July? I’ll just have to try harder, I guess 🙂
- I went on kind of a short story/novella /cheap novel buying binge on my Kindle earlier this week… I bought:
- Storm Front (Dresden Files #1) by Jim Butcher
- Schrodinger’s Gat by Robert Kroese (purely for the Schrodinger reference, I admit)
- The Museum of Literary Souls by John Connolly
- A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows by Diana Gabaldon
- Ajax Penumbra 1969 by Robin Sloan
- The Wanderer of Unknown Realms by John Connolly
- The Space Between by Diana Gabaldon
- Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone
- In my defense, none of these was more than $2.99… ya’ll were right, it’s so easy to get tempted.
- A week or two ago, I also took advantage of a sale on Barnes and Noble’s website and ended up with these three books on my doorstep:
- Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- Dark Eden by Chris Beckett
- Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling (which I’ve already read, but really liked)
- Overtime is clearly funding my book-buying habits well… but not really leaving me much time to enjoy it. *shrugs*
- My running has been non-existent lately, but in trying to catch up with my Bloglovin reader, Laura’s post has me feeling more motivated. A run is happening today, dammit. Probably right after this post. And before I go around test-driving more cars.
Okay, that’s all I have time for. I’ll try to keep popping in on Twitter when I can, and catching up on old posts. How is everyone doing?