Sunday, December 15, 2013

Ramblings and the Week to Come 15DEC13

So yesterday was my 24th birthday and I celebrated by stuffing myself. I had bacon and chocolate chip pancakes to start and had lunch and dinner out at restaurants. Upon informing the waiter we were celebrating my birthday, I got desserts at the end of both meals. Plus my mom made a funfetti cake with white frosting. So I had three desserts plus regular food. It was all delicious but now I need to buckle down and focus on eating my veggies. It was just a lot.

As for presents...I received some amazing goodies. Of bookish interest might be a kit for my personal library to stamp and track my collection as well as two books and bookmarks designed by my friend. Those bookmarks include author portraits with quotes as well as one incorporating my blog design. My jaw literally dropped when I saw them and how gorgeous they are.

In holiday news, I am so far ahead of the game! I dropped off my coworker presents (I went with fudge and Special K bars) and mailed presents. I still have five presents to wrap and give as well as family but we'll be distributing those on Christmas Eve/Day. Basically I'm done!

My goal is really to reach 300 books read this year, whether or not I write about all on my blog so posting and commenting will probably continue to be sketchy through the end of the year and probably also through February as my work gets busy. March 2 will represent a big break though so I hope to come back that week. Note, I am not planning to stop blogging. I am merely trying to maintain my enthusiasm and create something I can be proud of.

I saw this delightful quote on Pinterest and have been thinking about it for my life. I want to be passionate about reading and blogging and since I'm not very, I am taking a bit of a break.

Week to Come:
No idea really-I hope to maybe post something for "Waiting on Wednesday" and I have a few other possible review books (like early copies of Cruel Beauty and The Promise of Amazing.)

What's up with you? Has anyone else felt a bit tired from blogging lately?


  1. Yes, I have definitely felt a little tired of blogging recently. I'm not posting as often anymore, and sometimes it's nice to just focus on the reading. I love that quote! I agree that it's important to be passionate about something like blogging, even if it means taking breaks or going slower. I'm glad you had a great birthday! Chocolate chip pancakes and funfetti cake. Yum. :) Happy 24th! And good luck with your reading goal for next year.

  2. 300 books, wow! :D Happy belated birthday :)

  3. Happy belated birthday! Sounds like you had a fantastic day. Hasn't anyone told you yet that it doesn't count when you eat sweets on your birthday? ;)

    Blogging does feel like a chores sometimes but I always push myself to keep at it. I love that quote you shared! I also look forward to hearing what you thought of Cruel Beauty. I have an ARC of that one that I will be reading sometime soon. My reading goal was 150 books but I reduced it 145 just in case I am less motivated as the holidays approach.

  4. Aw, happy belated birthday :D Glad you had a good time. <3 Ah, food is the best, hih. Happy reading sweetie :)

  5. Happy Birthday!!! I am so glad it was a good one. :)
    I understand about the blogging. For the past couple of weeks, it has been hard for me. Not feeling well, and my husbands work schedule changed, and the new dogs is a challenge, so reading and visiting blog has become a little harder. Now the holiday is approaching, and the kids will be home too. Maybe it all get better soon.

    Enjoy your week.

  6. Happy belated birthday!!! I feel you on the blogging blahs -- I had a case this summer. It's important to do what's best for you and what makes you happy :). And 300 books -- holy moly!!!!!!!!

  7. Happy Birthday a bit late. I'm way behind with everything what with the holidays and work, so I'm just now checking to see what's going on in the blogging world. Sounds like a delicious birthday!

  8. Sorry I'm late, but sending you happy birthday wishes anyway! :D


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