Friday and the sun is shining. So, a catch up weekly thing.
Health: Run down. Sore throat, sniffly – normal muggle cold stuff. I hope I can keep from getting it. Do. Not. Want.
Weather: Snow! Of course it’s all melty now. But still, snow.
Link Soup: The Writing Version
- The Spine
- Instructions by Neil Gaiman
- Throwing Away the Alarm Clock by Charles Bukowski
- Fifty Thoughts on Writing
- Seven Fairies of Boston by Shira Lipkin
I have shut down the Tumblr link blog. Sometimes I get these wild ideas that I swear will make everything easier and then they don’t. One day I’ll learn. Maybe.
Finally, something gets finished. Raveled. These are usually speedy socks. Alas, neck injuries.
And a WIP:
Gamine en Turquoise. This is the body slog that never ends. I measure it everyday and it seems like it hasn’t grown at all. Bah.
Reading: I’ve 50 books read so far this year.
And if you aren’t on Goodreads, here’s the run down.
- A Modern Witch by Debora Geary
- A Hidden Witch by Debora Geary
- A Reckless Witch by Debora Geary
- The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer
- Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist by Michael J. Fox
- The Tales of Beedle The Bard by J.K. Rowling
- A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
- The Sookie Sackhouse books 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10
- Witches on Parole by Debora Geary
- Matchmakers 2.0 by Debora Geary
- Something Secret This Way Comes by Sierra Dean
- Dark Parties by Sara Grant
- Vampire Academy books 4-6
- The Host by Stephenie Meyer
- Sparks Fly by Lucy Kevin
- Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide To Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid by Denis Leary
- Who’s That Girl? by Alexandra Potter (reread)
- Rosebush by Michele Jaffe
- Bewitching The Werewolf by Caroline Hanson
- Significance (Significance #1) by Shelly Crane
- Grave Witch (Alex Craft #1) by Kalayna Price
- The Complete Forever Trilogy by B. Alston (enjoyed book 1. 2 and 3 = no)
- Percy Jackson and the Olympians books 1-5
- The Beach Cafe by Lucy Diamond (reread)
- Mia’s Scandal by Michelle Reid
- Entice (Need #3) by Carrie Jones
- Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore
- The Trouble With Spells by Lacey Weatherford
- Immortal by Lauren Burd
No, thank you:
- Demon Girl by Penelope Fletcher
- Thirst (Ava Delaney #1) by Claire Farrell
- The Fallen Star by Jessica Sorensen
- Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter #1) by Laurell K. Hamilton
- Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
- Graveyard Games by Sheri Leigh
- A Quick bite (Argeneau #1) by Lynsay Sands
- Saved (The Shadow Vampires #1) by Allegra Skye
A combination of things on why I don’t like certain books. Sometimes I don’t like the characters or the story. I usually stop reading if it’s a certain genre I know I don’t like (fantasy books based in feudal England for a start) or if the first chapter is full of gore or violence. But the number one is when I can see where the plot is heading and there’s nothing interesting enough to keep me going to the obvious conclusion. I will read, even if I know what happens, if what happens between start and finish is interesting enough. Like The Short Life of Bree Tanner. If you’ve read Twilight, you know how that ends. Still a great read.
Currently Reading: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. Yes, like everyone else.
Watching: The Super Bowl (yes, still).