Sunday, August 9, 2015

The Sunday Week in Review - #1


I like the idea of a weekly post...I like structure but fight against it at the same time.  
Yeah.

The Caffeinated Book Reviewer hosts a little Sunday check-in each week, and these posts are some of my favorites!  
I may miss somebody all week long due to my ever growing blog reading list.  
But, through a Weekly Recap post, I can see everything that's been going on everyday in one post! 

That I can handle.
So, without further ado, my first Sunday post.


Last Week on the Blog:

Saturday: Back to School 2015 - The Squirrel Edition


Next Week on the Blog

Tuesday: Top Ten Authors I've Read the Most
I've got several reviews that I have started, but bc of Leukemia caregiver induced ADD, I haven't finished. I'll try to get one or two of those off the ground next week, but I'm not even going to try and promise which days.
I've also got a "Links I Love" or "Reading instead of Writing" post started.
We'll see.


Fitness


I didn't attend any classes last week because Mom and I stayed pretty close to home.  I'm hoping to get in a couple of Spin classes this week though...and at least 1-2 TRX classes!
I love a good Strike class on Wednesdays as well...nothing like punching stuff to alleviate stress!


What I'm Reading

In the car: 

I just finished All Creatures Great and Small on audio in the car and just fell in love...unfortunately,I didn't get by  the library until the day I left Birmingham, and they had to order All Things Bright and Beautiful from one of the other Birmingham libraries in the system.  It's hard to follow James Herriot and a narrator with some of the most fabulous accents and dialects I've ever heard...especially with Susan Orlean's Rin Tin Tin.  I'm afraid this book would be one better enjoyed in my hands, with a pen or pencil for highlighting and annotating.  Susan Orlean adds lots of history and detail in Rin Tin Tin, but she is not the kind of narrator I'm used to :(
I will keep listening until I get back to Birmingham this week...we'll see what happens.


DNF

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

I gave Flavia 100 pages.  I had to push it to get there also.  I just didn't like it.
I'm difficult right now, and I know it.
I know a lot of people liked this series, but I won't be reading it.


In my hands 
(and usually waiting on blood results with Mom)

Still reading this chunkster...lots of annotations and underlining too.

E-read


I try to download things I wouldn't want to keep.
Generally, if I'm reading something on my phone, it's because I'm somewhere I need to escape and the ebook is my rescue.
I also take advantage of Nook and Kindle $1.99 sales, so I don't usually have the newest ebooks...unless it's Stephanie Plum ;P I don't keep that series, but I can't wait to get my hands on the next installment!
I read Jenny Lawson's Let's Pretend This Never Happened on my phone via the Nook app.  I don't think I've ever laughed so hard in my life at a book.  Hopefully I'll get to that review next week!
Hopefully Waiter Rant will keep me laughing.


Two books that are calling my name enough that I might just buy them at full price!

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

You have no idea how much I enjoyed her first book.  I hope this one packs the same punch and makes me snort out loud in public places!

The Girl on the Train

I'm exhausted with people talking and writing about this one without me having any idea what they're talking about.  I gotta see for myself!

What I'm Living

I've got 2 days of Orientation type activities at work.
I hate these with a passion...my eyeballs almost roll out of their sockets just thinking of "dog and pony shows."
I will have to work hard on keeping my relaxing bitch face under control.

I'll be back at Mom's for a few days in between to prepare for the next round of in-hospital treatment. Hoping these days will be somewhat relaxed since the last few days have been ok.  Mom did run a temp last night so I'm keeping my fingers crossed!


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