Sarah Sunday!





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 πŸ™‚
  • 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 myΒ 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 πŸ™‚
  • 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 byΒ 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?







  1. I love your new blog look, too. Good luck with the new car loan and finding a car! Hope it works out and you find something you like. Yay for extra moolah and more books. Can never have too many, doesn’t matter if you won’t get to read them soon. πŸ™‚

    My bro just sent me a B&N giftcard for Mother’s Day and I have some serious decisions to make on how to spend it.


  2. You didn’t fail Bout of Books! If you made it to a Twitter chat, you pretty much got the entire Bout of Books experience condensed into one hour. (Minus, you know, the reading… but it’s not like that was the important part or anything.)


  3. I have never even done Bout of Books and I want to! Like yours, my work schedule is over the top and when I’m at work, I am AT WORK (unless like now, when I’m on my lunch hour) – so you didn’t fail, you’re still doing way better than me!

    And yeah, the kindle cheap books can be like a rabbit hole.


  4. I don’t think a readathon is something you can pass or fail, even if you don’t hit your goals. (I know, I know, “It’s not the winning, it’s the taking part,” blah blah blah. :P) Besides, it looks like you’ve had a good book week even if your TBR pile got bigger rather than smaller. I had a funny moment looking at some of your book titles and the one that began “A Leaf on the Wind” made me think of Firefly and Serenity. I haven’t read any Diana Gabaldon, though I mean to, one day.

    I sympathise with the overtime dilemma! The extra money is good, but you can’t really enjoy your purchases. I hope things get less hectic once the new temp’s settled in and been trained up.

    Have a good week


  5. I like the new blog style/layout!

    Good luck with the car loan and hopefully work will start to be less crazy soon, although I guess that would mean less overtime and less extra money to go towards more books.


  6. I always love your photos! Well done in regards to Bout of Books, I think you did very well (=consistently) in regards to the circumstances. Nice book sale loot (I can’t wait to get my hands on Americanah) and I’m also crossing fingers for the car matter, that must be stressful!


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