Sunday, September 8, 2013

Ramblings and the Week to Come 08SEP13

Shopping:
I'm not sure this has ever come up but I'm a huge fan of Disney's Hercules with its amazing integrated songs and especially the sassy Hades and Meg. When I saw the above shirt on Pinterest, I had to have it. The only thing that would make me happier is seeing one with "I'm a big tough girl. I tie my own sandals and everything."

In Real Life:
It was a very busy week for me! Besides work, I had a boot camp three times this week plus softball on Thursday (a loss sadly though in consolation we were missing people and I hit three singles and scored two runs) and a 5K on Saturday. Consequently I'm a bit sore now but I'm trying to stay loose and stretched. At least all of these activities are fun!

Blogging:
After a pretty productive Labor Day weekend, I struggled to focus on reading. This is partly personal because I'm dealing with some things but also is partly me reacting to the weather, which is positively enervating. I know it usually gets hot in September in my area but I don't remember it being *this* hot last year. I don't really want to do anything: not read, not write, not comment, nothing! But I should have more free time today so I'm planning to finish two books and get their reviews ready in addition to starting a third.

Television:
I watch a pretty decent amount of television but don't always feel I have a lot to say about it. This week though marks the series finale for one of my family's favorite shows, airing on USA Network: "Burn Notice." Are any of you familiar with it? I love its mix of action, mystery, drama, and comedy into a satisfying end product. We are sad to see it go and very nervous about the finale as everything is ramping up to the extreme. Is someone going to die? Will we get the conclusion we really want?

He's also pretty cute, right ;)
 Football:
NFL football is back! My Eagles debut tomorrow. Our local paper predicted a 6-10 season for them but Sports Illustrated more optimistically predicted 8-8, which was my wish for this year given our pathetic 4-12 season last year. One odd note for me is that I feel like I'm in-between for sports. I know people who can quote statistics, play fantasy football, and are very knowledgeable on the game, etc. Then I know people who don't watch sports at all but might attend a viewing party. I care more than the latter kind of people but I am not as interested as the former. Does this in-between state sound familiar to anyone else (whether or not it's in regards to sport)?

Week to Come:
An eclectic mix, per usual. We're going across genres and time periods for the YA weekday reviews and then venturing into adult territory for Saturday. I've seen all sorts of ratings for these books and am excited to share where I fall on the scale (translation: I have not finished any of them yet so even I don't know what I think! I'm a fast reader though so I should be ready on this schedule.)

Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst
Dead Girls Don't Lie by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan
Touched by Fire by Irene N Watts
My Basmati Bar Mitzvah by Paula J Freedman
The Bones of Paris by Laurie R King

So that's what's up with me-what's going on with you?

14 comments:

  1. Very curious to see what you think of Conjured, Dead Girls Don't Lie and If You Could Be Mine!

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    1. Super late reply but all reviews are now up! I was pretty pleased overall.

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  2. Excited to see what you think of IF you could be mine

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    1. I really liked it-I was surprised by the negative reviews I saw.

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  3. I have Dead Girls Don't Lie, but don't think I'm gonna get to it soon.

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    1. I had mixed feelings-I think some people will really like it but I was more neutral.

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  4. You have been busy, it's hard finding time to blog and comment when we're busy with 'life' ... I'm pushing myself to stay motivated, it's a work in progress lol. I like the t-shirt haha but I like your slogan even more :)
    Happy reading!!

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    1. I am so far behind on commenting-like I just can barely dig out time. I'm doing it now while watching Man U!

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  5. I have If You Could Be Mine on my TBR pile and I look forward to reading your thoughts on it!

    It has not been very hot here but I have been feeling under the weather this weekend because of allergies and other stuff. I did manage to finish a book and am almost done with another. I guess I chose to read instead of spend my time cleaning like I'd planned :)

    I hope things get better for you and that you are able to read more this week.

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    1. I hope you are feeling better now! Our weather yesterday was a bit less humid, which was a welcome change.

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  6. I'm curious about a couple of your reviews this week, as I've seen different reviews! I hope you liked most of what you read.

    -Lauren

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    1. Hope you liked checking them out-it was a rush to get them all done in time.

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    1. Isn't it great? I love that it comes in so many different colors and styles!

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