Great Big Friday Post

Feb 9: 40/365

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

 

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.

Knitting:

Feb 8: 39/365

Finally, something gets finished. Raveled. These are usually speedy socks. Alas, neck injuries.

And a WIP:

Gamine en Turquoise

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.

Bloody Loved:

  • 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

 

Liked:

  • 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

 

Eh:

  • 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.

Feb 10: 41/365

Currently Reading: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. Yes, like everyone else.

Watching: The Super Bowl (yes, still).

Listen.

Happy Friday.

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