Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Holiday time

I'm on holiday, and this, essentially, is my week. Stitching, a little bit of reading (not as much as I'd hoped) and catching up with AHS: Asylum.

It's a pretty good week all around really. I go back to the salt mines on Monday so I'm making the most of it. :-)

Well, I'd like to be reading a bit more, but apart from that, it's all going all right.

I'm enjoying Asylum, overall. Not as much as I enjoyed the first series, perhaps, and I'm excited for Coven, but there's still a lot to like about Asylum. It's creepy, it has Jessica Lange and Zachary Quinto, so it for sure could be worse.

Also I need to catch up on so many things, so I need to get through some shows on my hard drive.

And then there's Supernatural BUT I CAN'T TALK ABOUT THAT because I'll end up rending my garments and sounding like an over-invested fang-

Wait, never mind.


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Readathon and also stuff and maybe things

I'm about five hours early but I've only read about 120 pages total and I'm so distracted, ugh.

Next time, back to cheerleading. I like cheerleading, it's fun, and I get to "meet" new bloggers. I love meeting new bloggers.

My attention span is so short lately, and I blame the other love of my life, my iPad Mini. (Patrick being a given, my Mini is what I'd save in case of fire). I can play games on it that take little mental acuity at all, and it contains all of the social media.

I love social media. By which I pretty much mean twitter. Little bit of tumblr. I'm "eh" on facebook, but I have it so I know what my brothers and sisters are doing - lol.

Anyway. Cheering for next readathon, yes.

I have this week off before heading back into the wilds of the office, and my plans are pretty simple: Finally watch American Horror Story: Asylum because Coven, do some cross-stitching and revel in a bit of alone-time as Patrick goes back to school tomorrow.

I started Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin, so hopefully I might have that finished by the end of the week as well.

... let's not get too carried away though. There are still zombies that must be killed by plants  out there ...

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Readathon introductory meme

First meme:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Middle Earth :D (New Zealand)
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Hmmm... Probably Mortal Fire by Elizabeth Knox
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Smoked paprika chips, which I haven't tried before :-)
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
Um. I'm 42, my favourite colour is red and uh .... I like cats
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today?Try to read more, if I can. We'll see how that goes - lol 


It's that time of year again - readathon time.

I'm so very disorganised this time, I've only just thrown together a pile of books and some snacks.

And by "disorganised" I mean "spending too much time playing Plants v Zombies 2 and Candy Crush (damn you Candy Crush)".

But I have a pile now, and I have snacks, which will be more relevant tomorrow to me, because it's nearly midnight my time. I'm hoping/planning to  get a bit of reading done tonight, and then sleep and then more reading tomorrow. I won't be reading for a full 24 hours, but I will be here in spirit so

*\o/* *\o/* *\o/* *\o/* *\o/* *\o/* *\o/* *\o/* *\o/* *\o/* *\o/* *\o/* *\o/* *\o/* *\o/* *\o/* *\o/* *\o/*  here's a line of cheerleaders for you if you're taking part. Have fun! Read lots! Have more fun! :D

Anyway, here's the pile in question:

The books are, from top to bottom, Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, The World of Jeeves by P G Wodehouse, Mortal Fire by Elizabeth Knox, The Tricksters by Margaret Mahy and The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter.

The snacks (mmm snacks) are smoked paprika chips, crunchy M&Ms and Schweppes Sparking Duet - all of which will be saved for tomorrow. The corner of the couch by the cat is my reading spot, and the cat, who will probably be keeping me company, is Lily.

My plan tonight is to read until the first hour meme goes up, do the meme, get some sleep and pick up again in the morning.

I'm not, of course, going to read all of those books, I just like having options. I'm going to start with Winter's Tale and then just go from there. If I get through that and a few Jeeves short stories, I'll consider it a win.

Are you doing the readathon? What's your plan? What are you reading? :D

Monday, October 7, 2013


I have been going back and forth a bit lately about what I want to do with this little corner of the internet I haven't blogged since readathon in April. Wow.

That was completely unintentional on my part. And by "unintentional" I mean completely, 100 per cent lazy.

I'm still going back and forth on what I'm going to actually do with my little corner of the world wide web over here. I was never really a committed books blogger - more of a lazy reviewer who basked in the company of other, smarter and more insightful readers, and I think - for me - I can set the reviewing thing to rest with a pretty easy conscience.

I'm not quite ready to let the blogging thing go, however, even though you wouldn't know it after six months of radio silence.

Stay tuned, I guess? Or follow me on my tumblr, because I finally changed the password and can now remember the log in: because I'm going to try and start posting daily pix there again.

It'll just be pix of Patrick and my cats, so don't get too carried away. DO come say hi, though. :D

And now, I'm off to sign up for readathon, and you should too: